Media Advisory: UC Irvine Election Law Expert Richard Hasen to Deliver Lecture on "The Voting Wars"


IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 - UC Irvine School of Law will present a lecture by election law expert Prof. Rick Hasen.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

WHAT: Prof. Hasen, a nationally recognized expert on election law, will lecture on the subject of his new book, The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown, to be published this summer by Yale University Press. The book explores why nearly a dozen years after the controversial 2000 U.S. presidential election, the problems with how we run our elections are still not fixed. He argues that we are just one razor-thin presidential election away from chaos and an undermining of the rule of law.

WHO: Prof. Hasen blogs on his Election Law Blog, which is often quoted by the national media, and has written more than four dozen articles on election law. He also co-authored a leading casebook on election law, and was founding co-editor of the quarterly Election Law Journal. The lecture celebrates his newly endowed Chancellor's Chair, given only to a small number of faculty across the UC Irvine campus.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697, Room EDU 1111. Directions and parking information.

REGISTRATION: The lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow. Please RSVP online.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, Assistant Dean for Communications,, (949) 824-3063.


UC Irvine School of Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked ninth in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has median grades and LSAT scores comparable to those of student bodies at top 20 law schools. The school's innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.