Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2015
    4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
    Session Type: AALS Hot Topic Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Wilson A
    Floor: Mezzanine Level


    Recent developments have highlighted the prominent roles that scholars and professors play on the front lines of the campaign finance wars.

    This panel will feature legal academics who are also advocates, candidates, legislators and lobbyists. One of our panelists ran for Governor of New York on an anti-corruption platform, another launched a Super PAC to promote campaign finance reform, and another has introduced a bill in his capacity as a state legislator to require corporations to have majority assent from shareholders before backing political candidates. In this program, panelists will begin by evaluating the fallout from the recent defeat of the 28th Amendment and consider non-constitutional strategies to regulate money in politics in the face of judicial and political barriers. Panelists will subsequently explore how the law teaching profession has been involved in theorizing, developing, advocating and campaigning for new strategies to reform electoral campaign finance.

Session Speakers
Organization: Boston College Law School
Moderator

Organization: University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Speaker

Organization: The University of Texas School of Law
Speaker

Organization: Harvard Law School
Speaker

Organization: Wake Forest University School of Law
Speaker

Organization: The George Washington University Law School
Speaker

Organization: American University, Washington College of Law
Speaker

Organization: West Virginia University College of Law
Speaker

Organization: Fordham University School of Law
Speaker

Organization: Florida State University College of Law
Speaker

Organization: Stetson University College of Law
Speaker

Session Fees
  • 5385 AALS Hot Topic/Bridge Program - Citizens Invited: Scholars and Professors in the Campaign Finance Wars: $0.00