Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Torres-Spelliscy presented “The $500 Million Question:  Are the Democratic and Republican Governors Associations Really State PACs Under Buckley’s Major Purpose Test?,” at the Law & Society Conference in June.  This presentation was based on her article that was recently published in the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, which can be downloaded here.… » Read more


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Torres-Spelliscy recently presented at two conferences.  In Madison, Wisconsin, she gave a talk about Citizens United, independent expenditures, and the lack of transparency of money in politics at the  National Freedom of Information Coalition’s Summit.  And at  the National Institute on Money in State Politics’ Annual Meeting in Montana she presented her new law review article, “The $500 Million Question: Are the Democratic and… » Read more


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Torres-Spelliscy will publish her article “The $500 Million Question: Are the Democratic and Republican Governors Associations Really State Pacs Under Buckley’s Major Purpose Test?” in the upcoming volume of the New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.  To download a copy of the article from SSRN, click here.… » Read more


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Torres-Spelliscy recently published Shareholder-Authorized Corporate Political Spending in the United Kingdom in volume 46 the University of San Francisco Law Review, co-authored with Dr. Kathy Fogel.… » Read more


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Torres-Spelliscy testified before Connecticut’s General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee about the shareholder protections that are needed in light of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision.… » Read more


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Prof. Ciara Torres-Spelliscy presented a paper on the Democratic and Republican Governors Associations and the regulation of corporate money in politics at the Legal Theory Speaker Series at the University of Miami Law School.… » Read more


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Torres-Spelliscy recently presented a paper on the Federal Election Campaign Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at Chapman Law School’s Symposium on “The 40th Anniversary of Watergate: A Commemoration of the Rule of Law.”… » Read more


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Torres-Spelliscy’s chapter “Corporate Political Spending & Shareholders’ Rights: Why the U.S. Should Adopt the British Approach” was just published in Risk Management and Corporate Governance, edited by Abol Jalilvand and Tassos Malliaris and published by Routledge.… » Read more


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Torres-Spelliscy recently spoke about independent campaign expenditures and campaign finance laws at the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws conference in Nashville.… » Read more


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Torres-Spelliscy recently spoke about independent campaign expenditures and campaign finance laws at the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws conference in Nashville.… » Read more