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Spring 2018
LAW264  A  ELECTION LAW

Course Description
This course provides an overview of the legal regulation of elections and politics with an emphasis on current controversies. The course will cover apportionment; gerrymandering; primaries; the Voting Rights Act (provisions on racial equality and protection of minority language voters); election administration issues including voter identification, voting technology, election security, and auditing election results; ballot access including third parties and independent candidates; campaign finance; and ballot initiatives. The readings and discussion will address both theoretical and practical questions about how well the interests of voters are protected by current structures.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-16-2018 - 04-25-2018   TR  3:30 PM-4:50 PM TBD

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Method of Evaluation: Exam; class aprticipation, possible option to write research paper if professor approves topics within first two weeks of class
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information

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Professor(s)

MAHONEY, MARTHA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: mmahoney@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-5869
Office: G386