Jenny Carroll joined the University of Alabama School of Law faculty in 2014. She is the Wiggins, Childs, Quinn, and Pantazis Professor of Law. She graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. from Duke University and with honors with a J.D. from the University of Texas. She also holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in Clinical Advocacy, which she earned in conjunction with the Prettyman Fellowship.
Prior to her years of practice as a public defender and teaching, she clerked for the Honorable William Wayne Justice of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas. She is the author of numerous law review articles appearing in journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Texas Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, the Florida Law Review, the Florida State University Law Review, the Fordham University Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, and the Northwestern Law Review Online. In 2018 she received the Presidential Research Award for outstanding scholarship. Professor Carroll has been an invited speaker at conferences across the country. Professor Carroll teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Counter-Terrorism, Comparative Criminal Law, and Juvenile Justice. She currently serves on National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys’ 11th Circuit Amicus Committee as a Vice-Chair and is past Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law School’s Criminal Justice Section. In addition to serving on the Law School’s faculty, in 2016 she was appointed Chair of the Alabama State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She visited at Yale Law School in 2022.