Erin Carr

Erin M. Carr

Assistant Professor of Law

 Sullivan Hall 461


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  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Education Law and Policy
  • Legal History (Law and Inequality)
  • Legal Research and Writing


  • B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, University of Florida, 2006
  • M.A. in International Affairs, Florida State University, 2010
  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2010


Erin Carr received a joint M.A. in International Affairs and J.D. from Florida State University with a concentration in human rights law and social justice policy. She teaches and writes in the areas of educational inequality, juvenile and criminal (in)justice, power and privilege, constitutional law, and legal research and writing. Carr's work has been published or is forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives, UC Davis International Affairs Journal, Touro Law Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, The Seattle Times, The Orlando Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun, The Atlantic Journal Constitution, The Tampa Bay Times, The Athens Banner-Herald, The Sun Sentinel, The Santa Maria Times, and The Gainesville Sun. Prior to joining Seattle University School of Law, she taught at Gonzaga University School of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and Northeastern University.

In addition to her teaching and scholarship, Carr has experience as a higher education administrator, having served as the Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Programs and Interim Co-Dean of Student Development at Everett Community College. Carr also previously served as the Associate Director for Career Development at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where she was recognized for her commitment to student success as the recipient of the University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award.

Prior to transitioning into academia, Carr's legal practice was concentrated in the area of public interest law.  She has served as a Senior Program Attorney for the Guardian ad Litem Program where she represented abused, abandoned and neglected children in the dependency system and worked for the Florida Office of the Attorney General's Office of Complex Civil Litigation.

Carr received her bachelor's degree magna cum laude from the University of Florida and joint J.D./M.A degrees from Florida State University.


  • The “History and Tradition” of the Sanctification of Structural Violence: A Review of the Cyclical Corrosion of Constitutional Protections, Iowa J. Gender, Race & Just. (forthcoming).
  • The Forthcoming Florida Brain Drain, The South Florida Sun Sentinel, July 2, 2023.
  • Crisis as a Catalyst for Rebirth: Disrupting Entrenched Educational Inequality in the COVID Era, Touro Law Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (2022).
  • Educational Equality and the Dream That Never Was: The Confluence of Race-Based Institutional Harm and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) In Post-Brown America, Geo. J.L. & Critical Race Persp. (2020).
  • Abortion Access for Millennials, Gen-Xers at Stake in Supreme Court Case, The Orlando Sentinel, October 18, 2019.
  • Higher Education Rankings Threaten Equity-Based System, The Baltimore Sun, September 30, 2019. Also published in The Seattle Times, The Sun Sentinel, The Tampa Bay Times, The Gainesville Sun, The Hartford Courant, The Atlantic Journal Constitution (AJC Blog), The Bangor Daily News, The Tampa Bay Times, The Athens Banner-Herald, The Santa Maria Times, The Bend Bulletin, and The Day
  • Regional Integration in West Africa: The Evolving Role of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), UC Davis International Affairs Journal (Winter 2009)