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Former Visiting Professor Sandra Sperino Joins College of Law Staff


While the name ‘Sandra Sperino’ may be unfamiliar to current students, the Civil Procedure and Employment Law professor is well-acquainted with the College of Law.

After spending three years as an Assistant Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Sperino is beginning her second stint as member of the College of Law faculty at UC.

Sperino, who spent the 2007-08 school year as a visiting professor at the College of Law, has rejoined the faculty as an Associate Professor and is looking forward to her return to UC.

“I had a wonderful experience here as a Visiting Professor,” Sperino said. “UC students are smart, enthusiastic and hardworking.”

The national reputation of the UC faculty, as well as the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, were “big draw(s)” for Sperino when she was given the opportunity to work at the College of Law.

Sperino attended the University of Illinois, where she graduated summa cum laude and was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Illinois Law Review.   After graduating in 1999, Sperino spent two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Donald J. Stohr, a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.  Sperino stayed in St. Louis until 2005, working in Lewis, Rice & Fingersh’s litigation and labor and employment departments.

The Lawless Fellowship Program gave Sperino an opportunity to return to the University of Illinois College of Law as a visiting professor, which she did from January 2005 to August 2006.

“Right away I knew I enjoyed teaching students and the opportunity to engage in scholarship,” she said.

By Jordan Cohen, '13