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.