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.
"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.
"In Pursuit of the Pause: Why Our Approach to Absorbing (and Avoiding) Information Should Account for Time," a piece by Professor Erin C. Carroll, published in Commonplace, August 5, 2020.