Welcome. I am an Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy, and Roger S. Baldwin Scholar at the University of Connecticut. My research interests include the empirical study of public law, campaign finance, voting rights, and election administration. My recent work examines the geography of voter discrimination and the path for Congress to design a new coverage formula for the Voting Rights Act in the wake of Shelby County v. Holder.

My previous work 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 during 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