Mary-Rose Papandrea joined the BC Law faculty in 2004. Prior to coming to Boston
College, Professor Papandrea was a visiting assistant professor at the University of
Connecticut and Fordham. 

After graduating from Yale College and the University of Chicago Law School, Professor
Papandrea clerked for Hon. John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of New York, Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.
Circuit, and Hon. David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. Following her clerkships,
Professor Papandrea spent several years as a litigator at Williams & Connolly in
Washington, D.C., where she specialized in First Amendment and media defense litigation.
Papandrea is Chair of the AALS National Security Law Section and past Chair of the AALS
Mass Communication Law Section. She is a member of the Connecticut, Massachusetts, New
York and District of Columbia bars. 

Professor Papandrea's teaching interests include civil procedure, constitutional
law, media law, and national security and civil liberties. Her research focuses on the
impact of new technology on our understanding of the First Amendment and Media law.



The Publication of National Security Information in the Digital Age, Journal of National Security Law & Policy (2011)



Media and the Law (with David Kohler, Lee Levine, David Ardia, and Dale Cohen) (2014)

Contributions to Books

The Story of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, First Amendment Stories (2012)

The Door to Open Government in Washington D.C. (with Kevin T. Baine), Tapping Officials Secrets: the Door to Open Government in the 50 States and D.C. (2001)

Selected Professional Activities

Traitors, Spies, and Whistleblowers: National Security Leaks and the First Amendment, Masterman Institute for the Freedom of Expression and the Fourth Estate at Suffolk University Law School (2014)

The Media and Leaks, Leakers, Whistleblowers, & Traitors: An Evolving Paradigm; Sponsored by The Journal of National Security Law & Policy and The Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law (2014)

National Security Leaks and the Role of Intent, 2014 William & Mary Law Review Symposium: The Contemporary First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, Press, and Assembly (2014)

Panelist: New York Times v. Sullivan: 50 Years Later, ABA Annual Communications Law Forum (2014)

Reading (or Rereading) the Classics of First Amendment Theory, Washington University Annual First Amendment Roundtable (2014)