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The Ohio State University’s Democracy Studies Program is a nonpartisan, interdisciplinary collaboration dedicated to enhancing the American people’s understanding of their own self-government. Through research, teaching, and community engagement, the program supports  thoughtful inquiry into issues relating to the institutions, processes, and norms of a healthy democratic society.



REGISTRATION OPEN:  Ohio State Law Journal Symposium:  The History and Future of Election Law




Friday, November 20, 2015


Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law


The goal of the symposium is to look systematically at the past in an effort to consider the possibilities of future developments in various areas of election law. There will be four panels: (1) The History and Future of Redistricting and Gerrymanders, (2) The History and Future of Campaign Finance, (3) The History and Future of Voting Rules and (4) The History and Future of Election Law Generally. Please join us for an enlightening discussion with our esteemed panelists as they explore how our nation’s democratic procedures arrived at the point where they are today and where they conceivably might be heading in the future. Check-in and breakfast will begin at 8:30 AM and the Symposium will end with closing remarks at approximately 4:00 PM.


Panelists and Moderators include:


[8:30-9:00 a.m] Breakfast and Check-in.


[9:00-9:15 a.m.] Welcome and Opening Remarks.


[9:15-10:30 a.m.] Panel I: The History and Future of Redistricting and Gerrymanders (Moderator: Professor Stebenne). Nick Stephanopoulos; Kareem Crayton; Stephen Ansolabehere.


[10:45-12:00 p.m.] Panel II: The History and Future of Campaign Finance (Moderator: Professor Tokaji). Richard Briffault; Anthony Gaughan; Nate Persily.


[1:00-2:15 p.m.] Panel III: The History of Future of Voting Rules (Moderator: Professor Huefner). Ellen Katz; Erik Engstrom; Alex Keyssar.


[2:30-4:00 p.m] Panel IV: The History and Future of Election Law Generally (Moderator: Professor Foley). Rick Pildes; Pam Karlan; Zephyr Teachout; Bruce Cain.


[4:00-4:15 p.m.] Closing Remarks.




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