Bio (Connie Carter)

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Connie Carter


Professor (retired)




In her ten years at Royal Roads, Connie Carter served as intellectual lead for law in the master's and bachelor business programs. Carter also supervised doctoral candidates in the Doctor of Social Sciences program and was an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria; the Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France; and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Her research interests included special economic zones (SEZs), corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, foreign direct investment (FDI), and law and development. She has held senior managerial positions in multinational corporations, practised commercial law and operated business consulting companies advising on legal aspects of international trade, foreign investment, marketing, technology transfer and intellectual property in Europe, China, and SE Asia.


Prior to Royal Roads, Carter spent five years in Xiamen, China. She was a law professor at Xiamen University and a human resources and public affairs director at the China subsidiary of a leading multinational producer of heavy machinery. While practicing law in London, England, she taught intellectual property (IP) law and law and development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. As a visiting professor, she has taught international trade, corporate governance, competition law, Chinese law and IP law at universities in Europe and Asia. She also has more than 10 years’ experience in the electronics and pharmaceutical industries in Denmark both as a fulltime manager and as an independent consultant.   


Carter earned her PhD in Law and LLB degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in the UK. Her first degree was in Education, a B.Ed., from the University of Cambridge and a Teacher’s Certificate from the University of London. She is a barrister, of Lincoln’s Inn (currently non-practising).