Mark Spottswood

Mark Spottswood

Mark Spottswood

David and Deborah Fonvielle Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Roberts Hall, Room 303
Phone: 850.644.4248


J.D., Northwestern University, 2007
B.S., Northwestern University, 2002

Professor Mark Spottswood focuses his research on the design of fact-finding environments, investigating how we might make civil and criminal litigation more accurate, more acceptable and more cost-effective through reforms to the rules of procedure and evidence. He teaches Evidence, Civil Procedure, Scientific Evidence, and Advanced Civil Procedure. After graduating first in his class at Northwestern Law, he clerked for both the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Select Recent Publications

Continuous Burdens of Proof, __ Nev. L.J. __ (forthcoming 2020)

Proof Discontinuities and Civil Settlements, __ Theoretical Inquiries in L. __ (forthcoming 2020)

On the Limitations of a Unitary Model of the Proof Process, 23 Int’l J. Evidence & Proof 75 (2019)

Truth, Lies, and the Confrontation Clause, 89 U. Colo. L. Rev. 565 (2017)