Douglas Spencer


Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP




Douglas Spencer is a Ph.D. Candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at the
University of California, Berkeley. His research centers on the regulation of election law in America, applying economic theory and quantitative analysis to one of the fastest growing areas of public law.


JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
MPP, University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy
BA, Philosophy, magna cum laude, Columbia University


Administrative Law
Election Law
Law and Economics
Constitutional Law


Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Fellow (2010-2011)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Legal Studies (2011)
Law and Economics Fellow (2009-2010)
Selznick Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley (2007-2008)
Research Grant ($4,000) from the Pew Center on the States (2008)
Research Grant ($15,000) from the UC Berkeley Survey Research Center (2007-2008)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Political Science (2007)

Academic Experiences:

Graduate Student Instructor, Law & Economics, (LS145) Professors Eric Talley and Justin McCrary, (LS147) Professor Bob Cooter (2010-2011)
Research Assistant, Professor Henry Brady, UC Berkeley Political Science Department (2007-2010)
Research Assistant, Professor Sean Farhang, Goldman School of Public Policy (Summer 2008)
Graduate Student Instructor, The American Legal System (PS150), Professor Robert Kagan (2007)
Editor, Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Review (2003-2004)

Employment Experiences:

Law Clerk, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the SF Bay Area (Summer 2011)
Program Assistant, International Finance Corporation (2005-2006)
Congressional Liaison, United States Department of the Interior (2005)