Education and Experience
- BA, Johns Hopkins University
- JD, University of Michigan Law School
During the Spring 2023 semester, Professor Spindelman will be a Visiting Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
Marc Spindelman, the Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law, is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. Following law school, Professor Spindelman clerked for Judge (now Chief Judge) Alice M. Batchelder on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York City.
After leaving Wall Street, he was a Reginald F. Lewis Fellow for Law Teaching at Harvard Law School, taught as a Visiting Instructor at the University of Michigan Law School, and spent two years as a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. While a Greenwall Fellow, Professor Spindelman was also an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, a faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a research fellow at the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Since joining the faculty at the Moritz College of Law, Professor Spindelman also has been a visiting professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center (Spring ’05), and at the University of Michigan Law School (AY ’07-’08).
Professor Spindelman’s scholarship focuses largely on questions of inequality as they intersect law and culture. In addition to current and recent work focused on LGBT rights and reproductive justice, he is the co-author of a leading casebook in Family Law, has published numerous articles (see below), and has been quoted widely in the press. He regularly teaches Constitutional Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law Theory, Critical Theory/Critical Lawyering, Social Justice and the Law, and Sexual Violence and the Law. Other courses he has recently taught include The Lawyer in the Community and an innovative course called The Rule of Law in the Age of Legal Change.
Family Law: Cases and Materials (7th ed. 2019).
Family Law: Cases and Materials (Concise 7th ed. 2020).
Bostock’s Paradox: Textualism, Legal Justice, and the Constitution, 69 Buff. L. Rev. 553 (2021)
Embracing Casey: June Medical Services L.L.C. v. Russo and the Constitutionality of Reason-Based Abortion Bans, 109 Geo. L.J. Online 115 (2020)
Masterpiece Cakeshop's Homiletics, 68 Clev. St. L. Rev. 347 (2020)
Sexuality’s Law, 24 Colum. J. Gender & L. 87 (2013)
Sexual Freedom's Shadows, 23 Yale J.L. & Feminism 179 (2011)
Gay Men and Sex Equality, 46 U. Tulsa L. Rev. 123 (2010)