Professor Spitz has extensive teaching experience, having served on the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Law for 26 years . At USC, Professor Spitz was the recipient of the Gedney M. Howe Outstanding Teaching Award. Professor Spitz earned his bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and his law degree from the University of Nebraska in 1974. Prior to entering academia, he practiced law in Omaha, Nebraska, with the national firm of Kutak, Rock & Huie. Professor Spitz teaches Property, Remedies, Real Estate Transactions, and Environmental Law, including a seminar on the Federal Superfund. He is former chair of the Governor’s State Water Law Revision Committee.
SUEM: Spitz's Ultimate Equitable Maxim: In Equity, Good Guys Should Win and Bad Guys Should Lose (with Roger Young), South Carolina Law Review (2003)
Joint Teaching with a Colleague, for Just a Week or Two (with Richard Seamon), Journal of Legal Education (2002)
Is it Time to Return Landlord Remedies in South Carolina?, South Carolina Law Review (1983)
Speaker, Accepted Student Reception, on "Making a Meaningful Difference - The Value of a Single Lawyer" (2012)
Invited Speaker, Circuit Court Judges Conference, on the Topic of "Old Law" - The Modern Meaning of the Magna Carta (2012)
Invited Speaker, Palmetto Land Title Association, on the Topic of Interesting Property Stories (2012)