LAW7703 - Election Law

LAW7703 - Election Law

Course Number: 

7703

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

2

Prerequisite(s):

none

This course explores the major themes in the legal regulation of elections and politics. We will discuss voting rights, campaign finance, lobbying, reapportionment/redistricting, ballot access, and the regulation of political parties. We will analyze the language of major federal statutes that regulate the political process as well as judicial interpretations of these statutes. We will also discuss competing political philosophies and empirical assumptions at the heart of current attempts to further regulate the political process.