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.


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Erin C. Carroll, Beyond the Watchdog: Using Law to Build Trust in the Press, J. Free Speech L. (forthcoming) [Gtown Law] [SSRN]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Erin C. Carroll, A Free Press Without Democracy, 56 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 289-345 (2022).
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Erin C. Carroll, Obstruction of Journalism, 99 Denver L. Rev. 407-452 (2022).
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Erin C. Carroll, Platforms and the Fall of the Fourth Estate: Looking Beyond the First Amendment to Protect Watchdog Journalism, 79 Md. L. Rev. 529-589 (2020).
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Erin C. Carroll, How We Talk About the Press, 4 Geo. L. Tech. Rev. 335-350 (2020).
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