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This course looks comprehensively at the law governing the political process and democratic self-government. Topics covered include the constitutional aspects of the right to vote, including voter eligibility; legislative redistricting; nomination of candidates and rights of third parties; campaign practices (including campaign finance); and administration of the voting process (including rules for voter eligibility, casting, counting, and recounting of ballots, and judicial contests of election results). Students interested in government, election law, voting rights, and democratic theory are encouraged to enroll.

RECOMMENDED: Constitutional Law II (Law 822)