About the organisation and symposium:
Symposium To Focus on Political Debates Concerning Election Law. Elections: Where Law & Politics Intersect,” hosted by the Journal of Law & Politics, will be held March 5 in Caplin Pavilion.
The mechanics of how, and who, Americans elect will be the focus of a symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law.
The event will explore some of the most debated topics in election law, including representation, social media’s role in campaign finance, challenges to close elections, the role of voting rights and recent reform efforts.
Speakers will include a number of UVA Law alumni, including Lee Goodman ’90, former chairman and commissioner of the Federal Election Commission.
Keynote speakers include:
- Rudy Mehrbani ’06 of the Brennan Center for Justice and Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation.
- Mehrbani, the center’s senior counsel, formerly served as assistant to the president and director of the Presidential Personnel Office in the Obama administration.
- Von Spakovsky is the manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative at the think tank, and former manager of its Civil Justice Reform Initiative.
Virginia Law Democrats, Law Republicans and Common Law Grounds are co-sponsoring the symposium.
Contact details: mfox[at]law.virginia.edu / (434) 982-6832.