- Administrative Law
- Election Law
- Empirical Methods for Lawyers
Douglas Spencer is a professor with appointments in both the law school and the department of public policy. His research interests include the empirical study of public law, campaign finance, voting rights, and election administration. He teaches Constitutional Law, Election Law, and the Introduction to Public Policy course in the Master of Public Administration program at UConn.
Professor Spencer's research has been published, or is forthcoming, 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. His work has also been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Slate and other media outlets.
Professor Spencer was a clerk at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco, and worked at the U.S. Department of the Interior and the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. In 2005 he 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.
Professor Spencer holds 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.