Assistant Professor of Law
"Communities look to the lawyers in their midst, whether in public or private practices, for leadership in shaping the effects of government on the life of the community. Chase trains the lawyers who will affect people's lives."
Professor Sparkes received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. He earned his Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from Notre Dame Law School, studying at its London Law Centre. He is a member of the New York bar.
Sparkes teaches State and Local Government Law and Administrative Law. He came to Chase after a long career in state and local government. He is a former managing attorney in the New York State Department of State, New York's local government agency, and a former administrative law judge. In addition, he has written on the subject of unincorporated business organizations.
- BS Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- JD, DePaul University College of Law
- LLM International and Comparative Law, The University of Notre Dame Law School
- Administrative Law
- Agency, Partnership & LLC's
- Land Use Planning
- LGLC & Clinical Internship
- Local Government Law Seminar
- Not for Profit Corporations
- State & Local Government
- Voting Rights & Election Laws
Limited Liability Companies Outside the United States, Fall 1999 N.Y. Bus. L.J. 39 (1999)
The LLC in the United States, Feb. 1998 Bus. L.J. 31 (1998) (co-authored with F. Woolridge)