Upcoming Events

Elections, Law and Democracy

March 28, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm

Presented by the Center for International and Comparative Law
Keynote Speakers: Prof. Rick Hasen, University of California Irvine, School of Law, and Prof. Bruce Cain, Stanford University Law School
Credits: TBD

9:30 am- 10 am: Breakfast / Welcome Remarks

10 am – 11:30: Panel 1: Perspectives on Campaign Finance Reform

  • Discussant: David Menifee-Libbey, Professor of Politics, Pomona College
  • Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Assistant Professor of Politics, Pomona College
    Judicial Activism, Inc: How the Federalist Society Network Shaped the Supreme Court’s Decision in Citizens United
  • Manoj Mate, Assistant Professor of Law, Whittier Law School
    Rethinking the Participatory Model in Election Law
  • Abby Wood, Assistant Professor of Law, USC Gould School of Law
    In the Shadows of Sunlight: An Empirical Study of Campaign Finance Reform

12 noon-1:30 pm – Keynote Address and Luncheon:

Richard Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine
Abuse of Discretion: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Indefensible Use of Evidence in Election Law Cases

1:30-3:15 pm Panel 2: Race, Voting Rights, and Redistricting

  • Discussant: Rachel VanSickle-Ward, Associate Professor of Political Science, Pitzer College
  • Thad Kousser, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
    Reform and Representation: Assessing California’s Top-Two Primary and Redistricting Commission
  • Christian Grose, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Southern California, and Matthew Mendez, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California
    Revealing Discriminatory Intent: Voter Identification Laws and Legislator Responsiveness to Latino and Anglo Constituents
  • Justin Levitt, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
    The Partisanship Spectrum
  • Jordan Carr Peterson, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California
    In the Weeds of the Political Thicket: Political Entanglement, Electoral Effects, and the Dynamics of Judicial Redistricting after Baker v. Carr

Info/Contact: Suzie Fluss, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)