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2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 656 - Advanced Election Law


This course will examine advanced topics in election law taught by a leading practitioner in the field. This course will teach students how election attorneys approach litigating and representing clients in day-to-day election law practice. Students in this course will be required to read a series of full, un-edited cases for each of the topics covered. Specific subjects will include state versus federal powers in elections; individual rights versus state rights in elections; equal protection/due process claims since Bush v. Gore; photo ID controversies; regulation of money in elections; and disclosure/privacy in elections. Students will be expected to have taken LAW 398 - Election Law  as a prerequisite for the Advanced Election Law course. However, students with election law experience may be allowed to register with instructor approval. Grades will be determined on the basis of class participation (10%) and a 20-25 page final paper (90%).