Susan Carle Visiting Professor of Law


Susan Carle will serve as a visiting professor at W&L Law for the entire academic year. Professor Carle is currently a member of the faculty at the American University Washington College of Law. Professor Carle teaches and writes about civil rights legal history, employment discrimination, labor and employment law, legal ethics, and the history and sociology of the legal profession. She is the author of "Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915," published by Oxford University Press in 2013. In 2014 she received the Organization of American Historians' Liberty Legacy Award for "the author of the best book by a historian on the civil rights struggle from the beginnings of the nation to the present."

Professor Carle attended Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of The Yale Law Journal. After graduation she clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and then worked as an appellate attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and at the leading union-side labor and employment law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser.