Professor of Law
“I think I can - I think I can - I think I can - "
—from The Little Engine that Could
BA, Dartmouth College
MS, Columbia University School of Library Service
MA, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
JD, Columbia University School of Law
of expertise: legal research & writing and privacy law.
Professor Sparling has taught legal research and writing at Houston College of Law since 1997. A second-career lawyer, Professor Sparling attended Columbia Law School after having worked in the rare books and print departments at the Yale Center for British Art and the New York Public Library. He holds graduate degrees in library science and art history. Following law school graduation, Professor Sparling was a litigation associate at Schule Roth & Zabel in New York City and a reference librarian at the Fred Parks Law Library at Houston College of Law. He writes in the areas of sexual orientation law and judicial ethics.
Fall Legal Research & Writing II Syllabus