Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
American Council on Education Fellow (2012-2013)
B.A., Michigan State University
M.I.S., University of Michigan
J.D., Wayne State University
Member of the Michigan Bar
Professor Carol Parker currently serves as associate dean for Finance and Administration, overseeing the Law School’s finances, personnel, contracts, facilities, and law journals; and directing the law library and information technology department. Prof. Parker teaches Wills and Trusts, Advanced Legal Research, and International Legal Research.
Prof. Parker was awarded a Fellowship with the American Council on Education (ACE) for 2012-2013. As an ACE Fellow, she works on issues of concern to UNM administrators while also spending a portion of her fellowship year working with the Provost and President of her host institution, Arizona State University. The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at other higher education institutions to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year.
Parker was also the recipient of the UNM School of Law’s Keleher & McLeod Professorship for 2008-2010; the winner of the 2010 American Association of Law Libraries LexisNexis Call for Papers Award, Open Division; and the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Article Award, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries.
Parker currently serves on UNM’s Faculty Senate Budget Committee, and served as the Law School’s elected representative to the Senate from 2005-2008. She serves as an accreditation site inspector for the ABA’s Section on Legal Education Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Prior to joining the UNM School of Law, she was assistant director at the Wayne State University Law Library. Before that, she served as the head of Faculty and Public Services in the Law Library at the Michigan State University College of Law. She taught Advanced Legal Research, and Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy while at Michigan State University. Parker served on the Faculty Senate at Wayne State, and served for several years on the State Bar of Michigan Committee on Libraries, Legal Research & Publications, chairing that committee in 2000. Immediately after graduating from Wayne State University Law School, Parker clerked at the Michigan Court of Appeals. While at Wayne State University Law School, she served as an assistant editor of the Wayne Law Review. She has also served as president of the Michigan State University Honors College Alumni Association.