Joshua A Douglas
Joshua A. Douglas has been named an Ashland, Inc.-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law, effective July 1, 2020. Douglas, a voting rights and constitutional law expert, is the author of Vote for US: How to Take Back our Elections and Change the Future of Voting, a popular press book that provides hope and inspiration for a positive path forward on voting rights.
University Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law Professor Joshua A. Douglas, a voting rights and constitutional law expert interviewed extensively by local and national media outlets before and after the 2020 general election, joined the UK Rosenberg Law Election Law Society via Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 11 for a Post-Election Debrief.
Kentucky is currently one of 14 states that has postponed its election primary. The voting day in the Commonwealth has been changed from May 19 to June 23. As states around the country weigh the costs of postponing versus the potential risks of keeping schedules in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are beginning to discuss what all of this may mean for the general election in November.
Several state and national news outlets interviewed University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law Professor Joshua A. Douglas in November following Kentucky’s 2019 gubernatorial election.
April 9, 2019
Joshua A. Douglas, Thomas P. Lewis Professor of Law at UK Law, is an expert on US election law and his book Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting presents an assessment of current efforts to make the U.S. voting system more accessible, reliable and effective.
UK Law Professor Josh Douglas was recently interviewed by WKYT for a story questioning whether the long-time tradition of pie suppers is ethical or crossing the line into vote buying. Click for link to the story.
August 28, 2017
Faculty members at the University of Kentucky College of Law will engage with scholars from other schools across the nation this fall by continuing to host two visiting speaker series: the Randall-Park Distinguished Speaker and Faculty Brownbag Speaker.
Both series bring distinguished legal scholars to UK Law to present and discuss their research and ideas, providing important opportunities for junior scholars to share their research. Both series also increase the profile of the college by introducing UK Law faculty to senior scholars from other schools.
November 22, 2016
Leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Joshua A. Douglas, Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, worked tirelessly to inform people across the nation about election issues through opinion pieces and media commentary.
November 16, 2016
Members of the Election Law Society at the University of Kentucky College of Law spent election night providing live analyses regarding significant election law issues in Kentucky and across the nation through their Election Analysis Blog. The blog received traffic from 40 of the 50 states and attracted visitors from 11 other countries including Ireland, Russia, and South Korea.
October 31, 2016
As citizens await the results of one of the most historic, interesting, and contentious presidential elections in American history, members of the Election Law Society at the University of Kentucky College of Law will provide live analyses regarding significant election law issues in Kentucky and across the nation through their blog at www.uky.edu/electionlaw.