Course Description

LAWS 8205
Law and Democratic Governance
General Description:
Explores cutting-edge debates in election law. Studies different perspectives on the current controversies in the field, in addition to select opportunities to engage scholars directly about their work. Develops students' understanding of the law of democracy, exposing students to some of the best scholarship, and improving students' ability to evaluate and critique legal scholarship.

Select Term:



LAWS 8205-001

Credits: 3

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Mon   1:00 PM - 3:45 PM   WOLF 411

First Assignment:
Michael McConnell, The Redistricting Cases: Original Mistakes and Current Controversies, 24 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 103 (2000)

Heather Gerken, The Costs and Causes of Minimalism in Voting Cases: Baker v. Carr and Its Progeny, 80 N.C. L. Rev. 1411 (2002)