Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH-414
Phone: (206) 398.4394
Email: spearit@tmslaw.tsu.edu


Criminal Law


Visiting Professor


SpearIt is an Associate Professor of Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, where he teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, and Criminal Procedure. SpearIt has extensive teaching experience and in addition to teaching law, he has taught undergraduate courses as well as taught inmates at San Quentin State Prison. His research concentrates on criminal justice, and most recently his work appears in the Chicago-Kent Law Review, Michigan State University Press, ABC-CLIO, and includes a critique of the book, The Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat and other short writings.

SpearIt earned a B.A. in philosophy, magna cum laude, from the University of Houston, a master's in theological studies at Harvard Divinity School, a Ph.D. in religious studies at UC Santa Barbara, and a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law.

Currently SpearIt is the Chair for the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Prisoner Education, Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding; Board Member of the Society of American Law Teachers; and Contributing Editor for Jotwell Criminal Law.