A native of Louisiana, Professor Carodine earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University and her J.D., cum laude, from Tulane. She was on the Senior Editorial Board of the Tulane Law Review, serving as Senior Notes and Comments Editor. She also received the Gertler Law Review Award for Publishing Best Note. After graduating from law school in 2000, Professor Carodine clerked for the Honorable Carl E. Stewart of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She then practiced as a litigation associate with Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston, Texas, from 2001-2004. At Fulbright, Professor Carodine handled a variety of matters including cases involving aviation accidents, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, toxic tort, chemical exposure, negligence, products liability, and personal injury. She was also appointed by a federal judge to represent a death row inmate pro bono in his federal habeas proceedings. Professor Carodine was on the law faculty at Washington and Lee University from 2004 to 2007. She teaches Evidence, Race, Racism and the Law, Civil Procedure, and International Litigation.
Professor Carodine has accomplished much in a relatively short time. She previously served as Associate Dean for Special Programs under former Law School Dean Ken Randall. She is the most junior faculty member to have served in that role.
Professor Carodine has also quickly become a go-to source for the media, having provided legal commentary to several national and local news outlets, including NPR, Fox News, the Washington Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Associated Press (with articles appearing in USA Today, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and cbsnews.com among others), CBS42 News in Birmingham, and the Birmingham News.
She was selected by students to receive the 2012 Commitment to Academic Excellence Award.
Professor Carodine is active in the community. She is a graduate of the Birmingham FBI's Citizens' Academy and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the FBI Citizens' Academy Alumni Association. She has also served for several years on the Selected Professions Panel for the American Association of University Women's Fellowship program, which provides thousands of dollars in funding for women graduate students each year.
Professor Carodine’s publications include:
Race is Evidence: (Mis)Characterizing Blackness in the American Civil Rights Story, main book chapter in Civil Rights in the American Story (forthcoming Cambridge University Press)
"Street Cred," 46 U.C. Davis Law Review 1583 (2013)
A Record But No Truth? Recording and Re-Recording Trauma in the Real Life Struggle for Civil Rights (Austin Sarat ed., University of Alabama Press, forthcoming 2013)
Trust is Something You’ve Gotta Earn, and It Takes Time, in Imagining Legality: Where Law Meets Popular Culture (Austin Sarat ed., University of Alabama Press 2011)
Keeping it Real: Reforming the “Untried Conviction” Impeachment Rule, 69 Maryland Law Review 501 (2010)
“The Mis-Characterization of the Negro”: A Race Critique of the Prior Conviction Impeachment Rule, 84 Indiana Law Journal 521 (2009)
Political Judging: When Due Process Goes International, 48 William & Mary Law Review 1159 (2007)