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The first class will meet on September 9th. I will not meet on August 26th and September 2nd is the Labor Day holiday. Thank you.
The overall objective of the course is to introduce students to the laws and regulations that govern political advocacy and elections in the United States, to review the evolution of these laws and explore current proposals and initiatives to reforming these laws to increase participation and address corruption and free speech issues. The course will be taught from a practitioner’s viewpoint focusing on the fundamental issues that organizations, candidates and individuals confront in complying with these laws.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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There is no treatise or case book that addresses the range of topics covered by the course. Therefore, we plan to put the following treatises and case books on hold in the library. While the readings for the course will be pertinent cases and other materials addressing the issues discussed in class, students may find it useful to read selections from these case books and treatises to supplement the course reading to provide an overview of particular issues and topics. Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Bruce Hopkins, Tenth Edition Election Law: Cases and Materials, Daniel Hays Lowenstein, Richard L. Hasen and Daniel P. Tokaji Political Activity, Lobbying Laws and Gift Rules Guide, Potter and Birkenstock
First Class Readings
Not available at this time.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):