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.


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Erin C. Carroll, Platforms and the Fall of the Fourth Estate: Looking Beyond the First Amendment to Protect Watchdog Journalism, Md. L. Rev. (forthcoming).
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Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Erin C. Carroll, Making News: Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithms, 106 Geo. L.J. 69-114 (2017). [WWW] [Gtown Law] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Erin C. Carroll, Protecting the Watchdog: Using the Freedom of Information Act to Preference the Press, 2016 Utah L. Rev. 193-243. [Gtown Law] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]

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). [WWW] [W]