Douglas M. Spencer

Visiting Professor of Law

(spring term)


Douglas M. Spencer is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He writes about the empirical foundations of voting rights enforcement and campaign finance jurisprudence.

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Douglas M. Spencer

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2013
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2011
M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
B.A., Columbia University, 2004

Courses Taught


  • Election Law

Douglas M. Spencer is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Spencer writes about the empirical foundations of voting rights enforcement and campaign finance jurisprudence and has been published in the Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Northwestern Law Review, and the Election Law Journal, among other outlets. 

Spencer has worked as an expert witness in voting rights and campaign finance cases, as a law clerk at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco, an election monitor in Thailand for the Asian Network for Free Elections, and a researcher for the Pew Center on the States' Military and Overseas Voting Reform Project. For the 2018-2019 academic year, he was a Visiting Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago.