“Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture: American Election Law in a Post-Truth World”

[Bumping to the top as the event nears.]

I’m looking forward to giving this lecture and participating in a broader election law symposium on St. Louis University on October 11:

Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture: American Election Law in a Post-Truth World

Scott Hall
100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis , MO 63101

Friday, 11 October, 2019
09:00 am – 02:30 pm

Registration 8 to 9 a.m. | Program starts at 9 a.m.
4.8 MO CLE credits available

American Election Law in a Post-Truth World
Rapid technological change and the rise of social media have upended the traditional media’s business model and radically changed how people communicate, educate, and persuade. The decline of the traditional media as information intermediaries has transformed and “coarsened” social and political communication, making it easier for misinformation and vitriol to spread. The result? Political campaigns that increasingly take place under conditions of voter mistrust and groupthink, with the potential for foreign interference and domestic political manipulation via new and increasingly sophisticated technological tools. Such dramatic changes raise deep questions about the conditions of electoral legitimacy and threaten to shake the foundation of democratic governance.

This conference considers how this challenging information environment will affect election law in areas such as campaigns, campaign finance, and voting rights, and what election law might be able to do about it. The keynote speaker is Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.

RSVP here.

Box lunches are available for pre-order from Chris’ @ the Docket. Please call (314) 977-4615 to place your order, EXCEPT during the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Box lunches are $10 and include a sandwich, chips, cookie, and fountain drink or iced tea.


Keynote Speaker: “American Election Law in a Post-Truth World” 


The annual Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture and Symposium will be held Friday, Oct. 11, in Scott Hall’s John K. Pruellage Courtroom. The annual lecture is hosted by the Saint Louis University Law Journal

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. 4.8 MO CLE credits available.

The Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture, named in honor of former Dean Richard J. Childress (1969-1976), is a premier academic event highlighting a provocative and timely area of law. The lecture commemorates the contributions Dean Childress made academically, ethically, and socially to benefit Saint Louis University School of Law.

Friday, Oct. 11

8-9 a.m.: Registration
9-10 a.m.: American Election Law in a Post-Truth World: Keynote speech with Rick Hasen
10-10:15 a.m.: Break
10:15-11:15 a.m.: Just The “Facts?” Reflections on Keynote: Panel One with Justin Levitt, Daniel Tokaji, and Guy-Uriel Charles
11:15-11:30 a.m.: Break
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: The Emerging Election Law Landscape: Panel Two with Derek Muller, Franita Tolson, and Yasmin Dawood 
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Break
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Election Law on the Ground: Challenges in Missouri: Panel Three with Denise Leiberman, Jessie Steffan, Kenneth Warren



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