Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

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Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport,FL 33707



Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Assistant Professor of Law, Stetson University School of Law

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is an assistant professor, teaching courses in Election Law and Constitutional Law. Prior to joining Stetson’s faculty, Torres-Spelliscy was counsel in the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law where she provided guidance on the issues of money in politics and the judiciary to state and federal lawmakers. She was an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP and a staffer for Senator Richard Durbin.

Professor Torres-Spelliscy has testified before Congress, and state and local legislative bodies as an expert on campaign finance reform. She has also helped draft legislation. She is the editor of the 2010 edition of the Brennan Center’s campaign finance treatise, “Writing Reform: A Guide to Drafting State and Local Campaign Finance Laws.”

She researches and speaks publicly on campaign finance law as well as judicial selection. As well as publishing in law reviews, Professor Torres-Spelliscy has been published in the New York TimesNew York Law JournalU.S. News and World ReportBoston ReviewRoll CallBusiness WeekForbesBusiness Ethics MagazineSan Francisco ChronicleThe HillHuffington PostThe, and the ABA Judges Journal. She has also been quoted by the media in The EconomistThe New York Times, Mother JonesNewsweek on AirThe National JournalUSA TodayL.A. TimesSirius RadioNational Public Radio, and NY1.


• Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice
• Associate, Arnold Porter LLP
• Staffer, Senator Richard Durbin


J.D., Columbia School of  Law
A.B., Harvard University

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