The University of St. Thomas

Spencer, Marguerite

Senior Adjunct Professor
Phone: (651) 962-5329
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5329
Fax: 651-962-5310

Mail #JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Office Location: JRC 119

Academic History

B.A., 1985, The College of St. Thomas
A.M.R.S., 1990, The University of Chicago Divinity School

J.D., 1995, The University of Minnesota School of Law


Intersection of Law and Theology

Race, Poverty and Civil Rights Policy


Professional Affiliations

Member of the Minnesota Bar

Legal Consultant, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California, Berkeley

Courses Taught

THEO 101             The Christian Theological Tradition
THEO 423             Christian Marriage  

THEO 436             The Christian Faith and the Legal Profession  
THEO 457             Theology and Public Discourse

IDSC 489               Aquinas on Law


Works Published

Environmental Racism and Black Theology: James H. Cone Instructs Us on Whiteness, 5 University of St. Thomas Law Journal 288 (2008).


Brown is Not Brown and Education Reform is Not Reform If Integration is Not a Goal, 28 New York University Review of Law & Social Change 343 (2003), co-authored with john a. powell.


Giving Them the Old One-Two: Gentrification and the K.O. of Urban Dwellers of Color, 46 Howard Law Journal 433 (2003), co-authored with john a. powell.


Book Review of Can A Good Christian Be A Good Lawyer, Thomas E. Baker and Timothy W. Floyd, Editors, 16 Journal of Law and Religion 759 (2001).


A White American Female Civil Rights Attorney in New Zealand: What Maori Experience(s) Teach Me about the Cause, 28 William Mitchell Law Review 255 (2001).


Book Review of Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons, by Jane Lazarre and Displacing Whiteness: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism, by Ruth Frankenberg, Editor, in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol. 20, n. 2, Winter 2000, at 597-602, co-authored with john a. powell.