Degrees

  • Degree Type
    MA
    Degree Details
    Divinity, University of Chicago
  • Degree Type
    MA
    Degree Details
    Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Degree Type
    JD
    Degree Details
    Georgetown University Law Center
  • Degree Type
    PhD
    Degree Details
    University of Maryland

I teach courses in public law including Introduction to Law; American Constitutionalism I; American Constitutionalism II (Civil Rights and Civil Liberties) and Current Issues in the Supreme Court (a study of the Roberts Court).  I am particularly interested in the role of the courts in the culture wars.  This was the topic of my dissertation:  Culture Warriors Go to Court: The Supreme Court and the Culture Wars.

Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT439C Seminar in Public Law; Current Issues in the Supreme Court Fall 2019 Syllabus
GVPT439B The First Amendment: Speech, Religion and the Constitution Fall 2019 Syllabus
GVPT432 Civil Rights and the Constitution Spring 2019 Syllabus
GVPT331 Intro to Courts, Law and Justice Spring 2019 Syllabus
Professor Spivey in his office
1135B Tydings Hall
Department of Government and Politics
Email
mspivey [at] umd.edu
Office Hours
11-1 MW, 3-4 Tu and by appointment