Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is the Leroy Highbaugh Research Chair and an associate professor of law at Stetson University College of Law, teaching courses in Election Law, Corporate Governance, Business Entities, and Constitutional Law. Prior to joining Stetson's faculty, Professor 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 is a Brennan Center Fellow. She is a graduate of Harvard (AB) and Columbia (JD).
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 and Supreme Court briefs. In 2014, Stetson University College of Law awarded Professor Torres-Spelliscy the Dickerson-Brown award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship. In 2016 she spoke at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) at a forum on dark money and foreign money in U.S. elections. Professor Torres-Spelliscy is the Chair of the AALS Section on Election Law for 2018 and she is a Brennan Center Fellow.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Ciara Carolyn Torres-Spelliscy