Jenny Carroll

Associate Professor of Law

  • Degrees:

  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
  • A.B., Duke University
  • Contact:

  • Tel:  973-642-8528
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Courses:

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence

Jenny Carroll

Jenny Carroll

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Carroll’s current research focuses on the state of criminal procedure following the Supreme Court’s 2000 decision in Apprendi v. New Jersey. She examines the significance of the revitalization of the jury on underlying theories of law and justice. Her other academic interests include juvenile law, evidence and substantive criminal law. She has published works in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Alabama Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, the Texas Law Review, the ABA Juvenile Resource Guide and the National Juvenile Defender Conference Resource Guide. 

Professor Carroll joined Seton Hall as an associate professor in 2010 after serving as a visiting associate professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Prior, Professor Carroll served as Academic Director of the Ohio Innocence Project, supervising the work of law school students petitioning innocence claims in state and federal court. Professor Carroll also worked as a juvenile and felony staff attorney for The Defender Association in Seattle. There, she represented indigent defendants in criminal and mental health matters in adult and juvenile court. 

Professor Carroll also was a Prettyman Fellow at the Criminal Justice Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center, co-teaching a clinical course for third-year law students, as well as supervising students in representing indigent defendants on a variety of criminal matters. She received an LL.M. from Georgetown in Clinical Advocacy in conjunction with the Prettyman Fellowship. Prior to her years of practice and teaching, she clerked for the Hon. William Wayne Justice of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas. Professor Carroll has been an invited speaker at conferences across the country.



Nullification as Law, 102 Georgetown Law Journal (forthcoming 2014)

The Resistance Defense, 64 Alabama Law Review 589 (2013)

The Jury's Second Coming, 100 Georgetown Law Journal 657 (2012)

Rethinking the Constitutional Criminal Procedure of Juvenile Transfer Hearings: Apprendi, Adult Punishment, and Adult Process, 61 HASTINGS LAW JOURNAL 175 (2009)

Images of Women and Capital Sentencing Among Female Offenders: Exploring the Outer Limits of the Eighth Amendment and Articulated Theories of Justice, 75 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 1413 (1997)


Practice Paper on Applications of Apprendi to Juvenile Transfer Proceedings, ABA Juvenile Law Publication (November, 2001)