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
GVPT432 Civil Rights and the Constitution Spring 2019 Syllabus
GVPT439C Seminar in Public Law; Current Issues in the Supreme Court Fall 2019 Syllabus
GVPT331 Intro to Courts, Law and Justice Spring 2019 Syllabus
GVPT439B The First Amendment: Speech, Religion and the Constitution Fall 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