752 - Election Law
Professor: Edward B. Foley
Semester: 2008 Autumn
Second Writing? No
Professional Responsibility? No
We cover four major areas: (1) legislative districting; (2) nominating candidates; (2) campaign practices, including campaign financing; and (4) the casting and counting of ballots. Taking these topics in this order permits us to follow the "life cycle" of a campaign, and we use real-world examples to illustrate issues. This year (2008) we will follow the competitive races for Congress as well as the presidency. We will examine the role that attorneys play in advising candidates, political parties, and others interested in the operation of the electoral process, and we will also consider the extent to which the current system needs reform (and, if so, what sorts of reforms might be advisable). The exam will be some form of take-home, the particulars to be determined during the semester.
- EXAM: TAKE-HOME
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