Election Law and Policy

This course will explore the roles and rights of individual citizens, organizations, political parties and government entities in the American political system. Course topics will include; the right to vote; the right to political expression; the “one person, one vote” principle and reapportionment; associational rights and political organizing; the roles of political parties, corporations and other organizations; election administration (including voter identification and voting technology); and campaign finance. Whenever appropriate, current political events and policy debates will be used to illustrate the legal principles discussed. No background in politics or political science is required.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Wednesday 9:05 - 10:20 am TNH 3.127
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Paper

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed

Textbooks

  • The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown - Richard Hasen
      Yale University Press , edition: 1st
      ISBN: 9780300182033   (optional)
  • Election Law Cases and Materials - Daniel Lowenstein et al
      Carolina Academic Press , edition: 5th
      ISBN: 9781611631784   (required)