223.1 sec. 001 - Election Law (Fall 2020)
Instructor: Abhay Aneja
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Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
- Tu 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
From August 18, 2020
To November 20, 2020
Course End: November 20, 2020
Class Number: 32669
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 09/25 06:03 AM
The purpose of this course is to give students a basic understanding of the major themes in the legal regulation of elections and politics. We will cover major Supreme Court cases on topics of voting rights, reapportionment/redistricting, ballot access, regulation of political parties, campaign finance, and gerrymandering. In addition to examining doctrine, we will focus attention on competing political philosophies and empirical assumptions underlying the Law of Democracy.
Abhay Aneja is trained as a lawyer and social scientist. Both his teaching and research seek to integrate quantitative social science into the analysis of legal institutions. His current research focuses on how democratic institutions and criminal justice systems shape economic inequality, and in particular, the socioeconomic outcomes of historically marginalized groups. His work has appeared in journals including the Journal of Empirical Studies and the American Law and Economics Review. Prior to law school, Abhay worked at a non-profit organization focused on fostering economic development in historically-disadvantaged neighborhoods.
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A reader will be used in this class.
Required Books are in blue
- The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process
Samuel Issacharoff, Pamela S. Karlan, Richard H. Pildes, Nathaniel Persily
Edition: 5th Edition
Publisher: Foundation Press
e-Book Available: Yes
e-Book procurement note: https://www.westacademic.com/Issacharoff-Karlan-Pildes-and-Persilys-The-Law-of-Democracy-9781634608015
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price Source: user provided