Carole Peterson

Assistant Dean of Students

BA, University of Southern California
JD, University of Southern California School of Law

State Bar Membership

California and Tennessee

Assistant Dean of Students

Dean Peterson teaches the 1EJDApr section and advises first year EJD students. She also teaches Advocacy and is the coach and faculty advisor to Concord's Moot Court Honors Program. Dean Peterson double majored in journalism and political science and served as editor-in-chief of the award winning Daily Trojan at the University of Southern California. She attended law school at USC as well.

Her legal career began as a litigator with White & Case, before she became a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney's Office in the Central District of California. She worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for more than ten years, prosecuting hundreds of cases in the areas of narcotics, gang violence, crimes against children and counter-terrorism. She has also written numerous appellate briefs and argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Back at USC, she served as an adjunct professor for the School of Law, teaching Trial Advocacy. More recently, she has worked as a litigator, representing counties in civil suits brought against law enforcement officials.