Assistant Professor Maureen Carroll joins the faculty of U-M Law School


By Lori Atherton
U-M Law

Maureen Carroll has joined Michigan Law as an assistant professor of law.

She came to the Law School from UCLA School of Law, where she was a visiting assistant professor and the Bernard A. and Lenore S. Greenberg Law Review Fellow. Her research focuses on civil procedure, civil rights litigation, and the dynamics of the legal profession, and her scholarship has appeared in the Duke Law Journal, the Cardozo Law Review, and the Temple Law Review. She is particularly interested in how procedure, substantive law, and the structure of the legal profession interact to define the scope of access to justice for identity-based discrimination and other broadlyshared injuries.

“I’m delighted to join this amazing faculty," said Carroll, who will teach Civil Procedure and Complex Litigation.

“I look forward to helping students understand the role of procedure in mediating the relationship between the law on the books and the law on the ground.”

Carroll received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she was ranked first in her class. She was an articles editor for the UCLA Law Review and the Dukeminier Awards Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, and received the Benjamin Aaron Award for the best piece of legal scholarship in a UCLA law journal by a graduating student. In addition, she received the Lawrence E. Irell Prize for the highest academic standing in 2007 and 2008, and the Judge Barry Russell Award for Outstanding Achievement in a federal courts and practice course.

She also served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Margaret M. Morrow of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Following law school Carroll clerked for the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as a staff attorney in impact litigation for Public Counsel in Los Angeles.