Susan Carpenter


Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award (2013)
Indiana University Bloomington
Maurer School of Law
J.D., 1976


Susan Carpenter recently retired as public defender of Indiana after 30 years. She is credited with reinforcing and strengthening the state's longstanding appellate defense standards, creating a top-notch capital defense unit, and ensuring representation for indigent prison inmates and persons challenging convictions and sentences.