Visiting Professor


SpearIt is an Assistant Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law where he teaches Criminal Law, Sentencing, and Corrections Law. 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 has appeared in the Michigan State Law Review, Federal Sentencing Reporter, Praeger Security International, among other publications including a 2013 report on Muslim radicalization in prison.

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 a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding; Board Member of the Society of American Law Teachers, LatCrit, Inc., and the Saint Louis University Prison Program.


Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH-411
Phone: (206) 398.4110
Email: spearit@tmslaw.tsu.edu


  • Criminal Law