Mary-Rose Papandrea

Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Work
(919) 962-3688
Office
5117 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Courts
  • First Amendment
  • Internet Law
  • Legal Education
  • Media Law
  • National Security Law
  • Torts

Biography

Mary-Rose Papandrea joined the Carolina Law faculty in 2015 and serves as the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law. Her teaching and research interests include constitutional law, media law, civil procedure, national security, and torts. Papandrea is the author of numerous book chapters and articles on media law and First Amendment topics, including universities and speech, government secrecy and the press, public employee speech rights, and government speech. Her work has appeared in the Michigan Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, and Minnesota Law Review, among others. She is the co-author of the casebook Media and the Law (2nd ed. 2014) (with Lee Levine and David Ardia).

Papandrea attended Yale College and the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as the Topics & Comments Editor of the Chicago Law Review and graduated with High Honors. After law school, Papandrea clerked for Associate Justice David H. Souter of the United States Supreme Court as well as Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She practiced law at Williams & Connelly LLP in Washington, D.C. and taught at Boston College Law School prior to joining Carolina Law.

Education

  • J.D. (High Honors), University of Chicago (1995)
  • B.A. (cum laude), Humanities, Yale University (1992)

Selected Publications

The Great Unfulfilled Promise of Tinker, 105 VA. L. REV. ONLINE 159 (2019).
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The Missing Marketplace of Ideas Theory, 94 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 1725 (2019).
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Sex and Religion: Unholy Bedfellow, 116 MICH. L. REV. 859 (2018) (reviewing Geoffrey R. Stone, SEX AND THE CONSTITUTION: SEX, RELIGION, AND LAW FROM AMERICA'S ORIGINS TO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY) (Liveright Publishing Company 2017).
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The Free Speech Rights of University Students, 101 MINN. L. REV. 1801 (2017).
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Reporter's Privilege and Anonymous Speech: Latest Developments, in COMMUNICATIONS LAW IN THE DIGITAL AGE 2016 (Practicing Law Institute 2016).
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The Government Brand, 110 NW. U. L. REV. 1195 (2016).
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Leaker Traitor Whistleblower Spy: National Security Leaks and the First Amendment, 94 B.U. L. REV. 449 (2014).
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Social Media, Public School Teachers, and the First Amendment, 90 N.C. L. REV. 1597 (2012).
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The Publication of National Security Information in the Digital Age, 5 J. NAT'L SECURITY L. & POL'Y 119 (2011).
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Lapdogs, Watchdogs, and Scapegoats: The Press and National Security Information, 83 IND. L.J. 233 (2008).
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