Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is the Leroy Highbaugh Sr. Research Chair and professor of law at Stetson University. 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.

Torres-Spelliscy has testified before Congress, state, and local legislative bodies as an expert on campaign finance reform. She has also helped draft legislation and Supreme Court briefs. 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," and the author of Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State and Political Brands, forthcoming from Edward Elgar Publishing in late 2019.

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