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Erin Carroll

Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing

B.A., Yale; J.D., University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise:

Legal Research and Writing

Erin Carroll teaches in the area of legal analysis, writing, and research. Her scholarship focuses on media law, including access to government records, privacy, the...

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Erin Carroll teaches in the area of legal analysis, writing, and research. Her scholarship focuses on media law, including access to government records, privacy, the First Amendment, and the impact of technology on the press.

Before joining the Georgetown faculty, she was a litigator at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and a member of the firm's professional responsibility committee. She also taught in the Global Lawyering Skills program at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Before becoming a lawyer, Professor Carroll was a reporter at several newspapers.

Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Erin C. Carroll, Making News: Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithms, Geo. L.J. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Erin C. Carroll, Protecting the Watchdog: Using the Freedom of Information Act to Preference the Press, 2016 Utah L. Rev. 193-243.    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
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All Scholarship 2016 - Present

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Erin C. Carroll, Making News: Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithms, Geo. L.J. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Erin C. Carroll, Protecting the Watchdog: Using the Freedom of Information Act to Preference the Press, 2016 Utah L. Rev. 193-243.    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Erin C. Carroll, Teaching Patience: Why Law Students Need to Slow Down and How to Help Them Do It, 24 Persp. Teach. Legal Res. & Writing 23-28 (2016).    [W] [WWW]
Recent scholarship

In the News

"Study examines privacy law, 'newsworthiness' and algorithms influence," coverage by IAPP, December 5, 2016, featuring a paper by Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing Erin Carroll.

"Newsworthiness in the Algorithm Age," coverage in The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2016, featuring Associate Professor Erin C. Carroll.

"Why FOIA’s speed clause is broken," coverage by Columbia Journalism Review, October 15, 2015, written by Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing Erin Carroll. 

"The alarming loss of your right to information," Sacramento Bee, September 20, 2015, an opinion piece by Professor of Legal Research and Writing Erin Carroll.

All News

"Study examines privacy law, 'newsworthiness' and algorithms influence," coverage by IAPP, December 5, 2016, featuring a paper by Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing Erin Carroll.

"Newsworthiness in the Algorithm Age," coverage in The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2016, featuring Associate Professor Erin C. Carroll.

"Why FOIA’s speed clause is broken," coverage by Columbia Journalism Review, October 15, 2015, written by Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing Erin Carroll. 

"The alarming loss of your right to information," Sacramento Bee, September 20, 2015, an opinion piece by Professor of Legal Research and Writing Erin Carroll.

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