Past Events

March 12, 2013
Voting Rights Debate: Key Questions from Oral Arguments in Shelby Counter v. Holder

In February of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case considering the constitutionality of the preclearance and coverage provisions of the Voting Rights Act. A few questions asked by the Justices may determine the Court's decision, which is expected by June. This panel featured a spirited debate over key questions by top voting rights experts.

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November 16, 2012
Law and Democracy: A Symposium on the Law Governing Our Democratic Process

Panels throughout the day featured discussions on the major legal issues that arose throughout the 2012 election, as well as the future of campaign finance and election administration.

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November 14, 2011
Election Law Society General Body Meeting

Members voted on changes to the Election Law Society constitution and discussed upcoming plans for the spring semester.

November 8, 2011
Judicial Elections Panel

Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society, the Election Law Society, and the Political Law Studies Initiative, the event focused on judicial elections and featured Bert Brandenburg of Justice at Stake, George Patton, Jr. of Bose, McKinney, & Evans LLP, and Professor Stephen Ware of the University of Kansas School of Law.

October 18, 2011
Lecture with Professor Lawrence Lessig

The event featured Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Harvard University and founder of Rootstrikers. He spoke about his new book, Republic, Lost. The event was co-sponsored by Public Campaign.

March 28, 2011
Campaign Finance Panel

The Election Law Society held a campaign finance panel and political law networking event featuring Professor Spencer Overton, Craig Engel of Arent Fox, Neil Reiff of Sandler, Reiff, Young & Lamb, and Leslie Rutledge of the Republican National Committee.

February 7, 2011
Screening of "Gerrymandering"

The Election Law Society held a screening of the 2010 documentary, Gerrymandering. Associate Dean Alan Morrison led a discussion after the screening that focused on racial, partisan, and incumbent gerrymandering.

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