Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Call for Papers
    Session Capacity: 130
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Yosemite A
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    With Donald Trump’s unorthodox, and ultimately successful, campaign for the Republican Party nomination, Bernie Sanders’ insurgent presidential campaign and challenge to the Democratic Party establishment, and Hillary Clinton’s history-making turn as the first-ever female major-party nominee, the 2016 election season has been akin to the old Disneyland attraction Mister Toad’s Wild Ride. As usual, election law played an important and defining role in an otherwise revolutionary and groundbreaking election season. The 2016 election cycle dealt with a number of issues, including the prospect of denying votes to 17-year-olds in Ohio; challenges to Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president; voter identification litigation (seemingly everywhere); controversy over re-enfranching ex-felons in Virginia; and the legality of ballot selfies in New Hampshire. This campaign season also saw the emergence of several intriguing campaign finance issues including Jeb Bush’s $100 million implosion; Bernie Sanders’ significant gains among small donors as compared to the 2008 and 2012 election cycles; and Donald Trump’s self-funding in the primaries. Panelists will discuss a bevy of issues related to the 2016 elections, tell us what we’ve learned, and enlighten us on what it might mean for the future of the field.

    Business meeting at program conclusion.  
Session Speakers
Duke University School of Law

Yale Law School

Pepperdine University, Rick J. Caruso School of Law

The George Washington University Law School

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Florida State University College of Law

Session Fees
  • [5090] Election Law: $0.00