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Election Law: Current Topics

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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Political Process : This is an important course for students interested in political law. Most types of businesses seek to influence the political process at some point in their life cycle. Whether you represent business clients or others interested in shaping government policy, you will need to know something about the restrictions on lobbying government officials and other limitations the law imposes on contributions and political advertising during a political campaign.

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This seminar will explore current topics in Election Law. Students will learn about several important areas at the intersection of the law and politics, including issues relating to campaign finance, independent expenditures, issue advocacy, direct democracy (including initiatives and referenda), and redistricting. Students will not only be exposed to the statutes, regulations, and case law that comprise these areas of Election Law, but will also learn about the practice of Election Law from the instructor and a number of guest lecturers, including both lawyers and political consultants who are experts in various areas and who will provide both technical and real life perspectives. Students will be assigned reading materials comprised of various statutes, regulations, court decisions, legal briefs, articles, and research studies. No prior background in Election Law is required; basic doctrines will be covered in this course.

Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law

Course Frequency: Varied, check w/ registrar

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