311.01 Election Law

This course will explore selected topics in Law and Politics of American Democracy. We will examine the way the law and other forces have shaped the structure of American political participation, and we will consider alternative directions American democracy might take. Time permitting, we will focus on the right to vote, racial and political gerrymandering, campaign finance, political parties, ballot access, reapportionment/redistricting, and the Voting Rights Act.

Fall 2016

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Research paper, 25+ pages
Reflective Writing
Group project(s)
Oral presentation
Practical exercises
In-class exercise
Class participation
Guy-Uriel Charles
9:00-9:55 AM
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.311.01.F16
Email list: LAW.311.01.F16@sakai.duke.edu
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Course Areas of Practice