Professor Sperino teaches in the areas of civil procedure, torts, and employment law. Prior to joining the UC faculty, she served on the faculty at Temple University Beasley School of Law. She previously was a visiting professor at the University of Illinois College of Law.
Prior to her academic career, Professor Sperino was a clerk for the Hon. Donald J. Stohr of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, and an attorney for the litigation and labor and employment departments at Lewis, Rice & Fingerish in St. Louis. There she drafted the petition for writ of certiorari and co-authored the brief argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Sell, in which the Court determined the government must satisfy certain criteria before it can medicate pre-trial detainees to make them competent for trial.
Professor Sperino’s scholarship focuses on employment discrimination, and her recent work focuses on the intersection of tort and discrimination law. Her most recent articles are published in the Michigan Law Review, the University of Illinois Law Review, the George Mason Law Review, and the Notre Dame Law Review. A forthcoming essay, Diminishing Retaliation Liability (co-authored with Alex Long) is forthcoming in the NYU Law Review Online.
In 2012 she served as the Chair for the AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law and is a contributing editor to several employment law books published by the American Bar Association. Professor Sperino received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the University of Illinois Law Review.