David Spence is the Baker Botts Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, and Professor of Business, Government & Society at UT-Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College, and has graduate degrees in political science (Duke University) and law (the University of North Carolina). David’s research and teaching focuses on government regulation of business, particularly energy and environmental regulation, as well as corporate social responsibility. David has served as a board member of various youth sports nonprofits, a land trust, and a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. David and his wife Maria are long-time friends of Austin Montessori School, and are parents of two sons that graduated from the adolescent community.