Jenny E. Carroll

Visiting Professor of Law and Director of The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law


Jenny E. Carroll is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the Wiggins, Child, Quinn and Pantazis Professor of Law at the University of Alabama Law School. 

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Jenny Carroll

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Elizabeth Keane

Education & Curriculum Vitae


A.B., Duke University, 1993
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1997
LL.M., Georgetown University, 2005

Courses Taught


  • Liman Projects: Research for Reform

Jenny E. Carroll is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the Wiggins, Child, Quinn and Pantazis Professor of Law at the University of Alabama Law School. 

Carroll is an expert on issues related to criminal legal systems. She has taught criminal law, criminal procedure, comparative criminal law, and juvenile justice. She has written extensively on these issues, including her most recent works, “Pretrial Detention in the Time of COVID-19,” Northwestern University Law Review Online (2020) and “Safety, Crisis, and Criminal Law,” Arizona State University Law Review (2020). She currently serves as a Vice Chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys’ 11th Circuit Amicus Committee and as Past Chair to the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools' Criminal Justice Section. Carroll is also a member of the American Law Institute. In 2016, she was appointed Chair of the Alabama State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Before teaching, Carroll was a public defender in Seattle, Washington. She graduated summa cum laude from Duke University and with honors from the University of Texas School of Law and clerked for the Honorable William Wayne, Justice of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Professor Carroll also holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in Clinical Advocacy, which she earned in conjunction with the Prettyman Fellowship.