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.

Scholarship

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]