College of Law

Law Review Symposium

"Election Law Issues in the Past, Present, and Posterity"

Friday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Law Center, McQuade Law Auditorium

Voter suppression, gerrymandering, misinformation, fraud, and more: election issues are always pressing. The University of Toledo Law Review presents this year's symposium to foster discussions on the governance of elections. Experts in the field will discuss the Independent State Legislature Doctrine, the narrowing of the Voters Rights Act, and gamesmanship associated with elections, including gerrymandering, voter suppression, misinformation, and more. This symposium intends to educate the public on pressing legal issues that impact our elections. 

The symposium is approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.75 hours of CLE credit. This is event is free for the general public, but paid registration is required if ordering a box lunch or seeking CLE credit. 

Registration has closed.


Agenda

  • 9 a.m. – Welcome/Opening
    • D. Benjamin Barros, dean, The University of Toledo College of Law (Toledo, Ohio)
  • 9:30 a.m. – The Independent State Legislature Doctrine 
    • Carolyn Shapiro, co-director of Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States, Chicago-Kent College of Law (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Adav Noti, senior vice president and legal director, Campaign Legal Center (Washington, D.C.)
    • Eugene Mazo, professor, Seton Hall Law School (Newark, N.J.)
  • 10:45 a.m. – Narrowing of the Voting Rights Act 
    • Derek Muller, professor, University of Iowa College of Law (Iowa City, Iowa)
    • Atiba Ellis, professor, Marquette University Law School (Milwaukee, Wis.)
    • Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington, Ind.)
  • Noon – Lunch Break
  • 1 p.m. – Election Gamesmanship  
    • Bertrall Ross, professor, University of Virginia School of Law (Charlottesville, VA)
    • Atiba Ellis, professor, Marquette University Law School (Milwaukee, Wis)
    • Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington, Ind.)
  • 2:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks

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DIRECTIONS & Parking

The College of Law is located at 1825 W. Rocket Drive, immediately inside the West Entrance to the University (off Secor Road and just south of Bancroft Street). Free guest parking is available in Lot 12, which is the lot surrounding the Law Center. 


About the Symposium

The annual Law Review Symposium educates the public on pressing legal issues that impact our government's functions and possibly our daily lives.


Questions?
Camerin Sharak, Law Review Symposium Editor
camerin.sharak@rockets.utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 10/11/22