Welcome. I am an Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy, and Roger S. Baldwin Scholar at the University of Connecticut. From 2016-2017 I will be a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Politics at Yale University's Institution for Social and Policy Studies. My research interests include the empirical study of public law, campaign finance, voting rights, and election administration. I teach Constitutional Law, Election Law, and the Introduction to Public Policy course in the Master of Public Administration program at UConn.

My research has been published in the Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, University of Illinois Law Review, Journal of Law & Courts, and the Election Law Journal. My work has also been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Slate and other media outlets.

My previous employment includes a clerkship at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco, and positions at the U.S. Department of the Interior and the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. In 2005 I was an election monitor for the Thailand national parliamentary elections and later worked as a non-resident researcher for the Pew Center on the States' Military and Overseas Voting Reform Project.

I hold a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. from Berkeley Law, an M.P.P. from UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy, and a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Columbia University.

            Curriculum Vitae

            E-mail: doug.spencer@law.uconn.edu
            Phone: (860) 570-5437

            Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2013
            JD, Berkeley Law, 2011
            MPP, UC Berkeley, 2008
            BA, Columbia University, 2004