Election Law   [Archived Catalog]
School of Law 2012-2013 Academic Catalog

LAW 690 - Election Law

Credits, 2 sem. hrs.
This course explores constitutional, federal and state statutory and political aspects of the American electoral system, specifically examining the history of the voting rights struggle, campaign finance restrictions and election reform. The bulk of the course considers the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which some legal scholars have termed one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation ever passed, the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the Federal Election Campaign Act and various related state laws.