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223.1 sec. 001 - Election Law (Spring 2022)
Instructor: Abhay Aneja (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Tu 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: Law 141
From January 11, 2022
To April 22, 2022
Course End: April 22, 2022
Class Number: 32110
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 07/19 11:58 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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Required Books are in blue
- Law of Democracy (Casebook)
Edition: 5th ed., 2016
Publisher: West Academic
e-Book Available: Yes
e-Book procurement note: https://www.westacademic.com/Issacharoff-Karlan-Pildes-and-Persilys-The-Law-of-Democracy-Legal-Structure-of-the-Po-9781628102253
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price Source: user provided