Northwestern University

May
11
Thu 5:00 PM

Law in Motion - Key Note Address

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: University Hall, 122, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Susan Gaunt Stearns   847.467.1129

Group: Center for Legal Studies

Category: Academic

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Description:

The Past, Present and Future of American Elections

As the American electorate becomes more and more polarized, the rules governing elections have become ever more important. This small academic conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines whose work engages the connections between elections and the lawat various stages in American history.

Interested in attending? Email susan.stearns@northwestern.edu.


Thursday 5:00 PM Keynote Address: The Annual Law in Motion Lecture

Richard Hasen
Chancellors Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine School of Law

"Race or Party, Party as Race, or Party All the Time: Three Uneasy Approaches to Conjoined Polarization in Redistricting and Voting Cases"

The last few decades have witnessed the emergence of what Bruce Cain and Emily Zhang term “conjoined polarization,” the overlapping of partisan and racial political identity, especially in the American South. Election law doctrine, which developed at a time when partisanship and racial identity did not overlap so neatly, has not caught up. Professor Hasen will present three potential approaches to conjoined polarization in redistricting and voting rights cases, and the problems with each approach.

 

Refreshments will be served after in University Hall rm. 118

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