Erin Carroll’s teaching and research interests focus on legal analysis and communication, rhetoric, the free press, technology, and the intersection of these subjects. She regularly teaches Legal Practice and an upper-level writing seminar and has also created and taught a seminar entitled Technology & the Free Press. Her scholarship is informed by her work as a journalist before becoming a lawyer. She is particularly interested in how law can help to reinvigorate and reimagine the press such that journalists and journalism can better serve democracy.
Professor Carroll’s articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the UC Davis Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, The Georgetown Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, and the Journal of Free Speech Law. In 2023, she was a recipient of Georgetown Law’s Frank F. Flegal Excellence in Teaching Award.
Professor Carroll currently serves as the Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Communication, Media and Information Law. She also serves as the Vice President from the Law Center to the Georgetown University Faculty Senate and as a member of the University’s Gender Equity Committee.
Before entering academia, Professor Carroll was a litigator at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in California. She is a graduate of Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works
"The Just Security Podcast: How Should the Press Cover Democracy?," coverage in Just Security, January 29, 2023, featuring Professor Erin Carroll.
"The News Media’s “Democracy Beats” Won’t Beat Back Autocracy," an opinion piece by Professor Erin Carroll, in Just Security, October 12, 2022.
"A Law Professor Asks 1Ls: Is Persuasion Dead?," an op-ed published in Bloomberg Law, February 8, 2021, by Professor Erin Carroll.
"Turning class into community is more than a Zoom happy hour," an opinion piece by Professor Erin Carroll, in The Statesman, August 20, 2020.