Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street South
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 Times, New York Law Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Boston Review, Roll Call, Business Week, Forbes, Business Ethics Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, The Hill, Huffington Post, The Root.com, Salon.com, CNN.com, and the ABA Judges Journal. She has also been quoted by the media in The Economist, The New York Times, Mother Jones, Newsweek on Air, The National Journal, USA Today, L.A. Times, Sirius Radio, National 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
Has the Tide Turned in Favor of Disclosure? Revealing Money in Politics after Citizens United and Doe v. Reed. 27GeorgiaState Law Review 4,2011.
Writing Reform: A Guide to Drafting State & Local Campaign Finance Laws, Brennan Center for Justice, 2010.
News Items By: Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
President, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law
Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law
The Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr. Distinguished Chair and Dean; Faculty Director, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy; Faculty Co-Director, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, UC Berkeley School of Law