Laura Neuman is director of the Rule of Law Program at The Carter Center. She directs and implements the Carter Center's programming regarding transparency, good governance, and access to justice, including projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Neuman developed the innovative access to information legislation Implementation Assessment Tool and the Women and the Right of Access to Information project. In February 2018, she convened the conference "Inform Women, Transform Lives," which culminated with the Atlanta Declaration for the Advancement of Women's Right of Access to Information.
Neuman has written a number of articles and book chapters on the right of access to information, has edited six widely distributed guidebooks on fostering transparency and preventing corruption, and has presented at numerous international seminars on access to information legislation, implementation, enforcement, and use. She has served as a consultant to the U.S. State Department, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others.
Neuman also has led and participated in international election monitoring missions throughout the Western Hemisphere. Prior to joining The Carter Center in August 1999, she was staff attorney at Legal Action of Wisconsin and is a 1993 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.