UC Irvine School of Law to Hold Symposium on Election Law Issues


IRVINE, Calif. – Top experts from around the country will speak about election law issues at a symposium hosted by UC Irvine School of Law on Sept. 14, 2012.

WHO: The event is organized by Prof. Rick Hasen, a nationally known expert on election law and author of The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown.

WHAT: Hasen and other experts will speak about election law issues in "Foxes, Henhouses, and Commissions: Assessing the Nonpartisan Model in Election Administration, Redistricting, and Campaign Finance." For many years, especially since the 2000 presidential election controversy, scholars have debated whether nonpartisan actors should replace partisan actors or a bipartisan commission in administering elections, conducting redistricting, and policing the campaign finance system. This symposium, sponsored by the UC Irvine School of Law, the UC Irvine Law Review, and the UCI Center for the Study of Democracy, will offer empirical, legal, normative, theoretical, and historical perspectives on the use of partisanship in the agencies governing election administration, redistricting, and campaign finance laws.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

REGISTRATION: This program is free and open to the public, but online RSVP is required. We are close to capacity, but an overflow room will be available, plus a webcast will also be available. Go to the symposium web page to see a full speakers list and schedule, plus a link to the webcast.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, assistant dean for communications and public affairs, rbossert@law.uci.edu, (949) 824-3063.


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