Student Election Law Symposium at Berkeley Law on April 7

Announcement via email:

 On Friday, April 7, ElectionLaw@Boalt (EL@B), a student group at Berkeley Law, is hosting its First Annual Election and Political Law Symposium, titled “The Future of Democracy.” The Symposium includes five events throughout the day that focus on political law, voting rights, and election administration. Our lunchtime event will be a workshop with the Voting Rights Institute, and our keynote panel includes a discussion with Justin Levitt and Ann Ravel.

There is no cost for attendance and registration is only required if you hope to receive CLE credit. Here is a link to our Facebook event.

9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast and Panel: Political Law in Theory and in Practice

1: Margaret Prinzing (Partner, Remcho, Johansen, & Purcell)

2: Jonathan Mintzer (Associate, Sutton Law Firm)

Moderator: Adam Lioz (Counsel, Demos)

Warren Room

10:30 – 11:45 Panel: Voting Rights and Community Empowerment

1: Pedro Hernandez (Deputy Director, FairVote California)

2: Mindy Romero (Professor, UC Davis)

3: Nicolas Heidorn (Legislative Director, CA Common Cause)

Moderator: Sophia TonNu (Law student)

Room 132

11:45 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 1:45 Lunch and Workshop on

Voting Rights

1: Danielle Lang (Deputy Director of Voting Rights, Campaign Legal


2: Justin Levitt (Professor, Loyola; former Deputy Assistant Attorney

General, Civil Rights Division)

3: Mindy Romero (Professor, UC Davis)

Room 132

1:45 – 2:00 Break

2:00 – 3:15 Panel: Innovation in ElectionAdministration

1: Chris Jerdonek (Commissioner, SF Elections Commission)

2: Dean Logan (County Clerk, Los Angeles County)

3: Charles Belle (Director, Start Up Policy Lab)

4: Kim Alexander (President / Founder, California Voter Foundation)

Moderator: Meghan Fenzel (Law student)

Room 132

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00 Keynote: Future of National Election and Political Reform Efforts

1: Ann Ravel (Former Chairwoman, Federal Elections Commission)

2: Justin Levitt (Professor, Loyola; former Deputy Assistant Attorney

General, Civil Rights Division)

Discussant: Bertrall Ross (Professor, UC Berkeley)

Room 132

5:00 – 6:30 Reception



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