Areas of Expertise
- Civil Procedure
- Constitutional Law
- First Amendment
- Internet Law
- Legal Education
- Media Law
- National Security Law
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 & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C. and taught at Boston College Law School prior to joining Carolina Law.
- J.D. (High Honors), University of Chicago (1995)
- B.A. (cum laude), Humanities, Yale University (1992)
Information is Power: Exploring a Constitutional Right of Access, in NATIONAL SECURITY, LEAKS & THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: THE PENTAGON PAPERS FIFTY YEARS ON (L. Bollinger & G. Stone, eds.) (Oxford Univ. Press, 2021).
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).
Westlaw | Lexis/Nexis | Hein | BEPress | KF9325 .S76 2017
In the Media
- Papandrea: Hate, Harassment, And The Right To Report (WUNC)
- Does Assange Indictment Set Dangerous Precedent for Journalists? Papandrea Explains Concerns (Daily Mail)
- Papandrea Speaks on First Amendment in the Digital Age Panel (C-SPAN)
- Papandrea Comments on Sale of Gawker (Wall Street Journal)
- Papandrea Discusses Sessions' Crackdown on Leakers (The Washington Times)
- Papandrea Discusses the History of Leaks and the Media (MSNBC)
- Podcast: Papandrea Talks about National Security Leaks and the Press (NPR Weekend Edition)
- Podcast: Papandrea Discusses Domestic News and Intelligence Leaks (1A, NPR)
- Papandrea Comments on the Legal Implications of Leaks (Christian Science Monitor)
- FBI’s Hillary Clinton Decision Draws Comparisons to Past Prosecutions, Papandrea Quoted (Wall Street Journal)