Professor Carroll teaches courses on legal analysis and communication as well as technology and the press. Her scholarship focuses on the dramatic changes to the press in the past several decades and how law should respond to them. It is informed by her work as a journalist before becoming a lawyer. She has written about transparency laws and newsgathering, privacy and the meaning of newsworthiness, and the First Amendment and methods of protecting watchdog journalism.
Before coming to Georgetown, Professor Carroll was a litigator at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in California. She was also an adjunct professor at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"From “Enemy of the People” to “Essential”: The Pandemic Creates an Opening for the Press," coverage by Just Security, May 3, 2020, a piece written by Professor of Law 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.