Election Law Panels at AALS in 2021
Section on Election Law: “Voting During a Pandemic: Lessons from 2020”
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged American democracy. In 2020, the pandemic affected every aspect of the American electoral system—from the way candidates run campaigns, to the way states run elections, to the way citizens cast their ballots. The Section’s annual panel this year will discuss how the states and the federal government navigated the democratic challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic created and how the states sought to ensure that the citizens could safely cast their ballots. The panelists will discuss the new voting rules that were created in response to the pandemic, some of the litigation that ensued, and how the pandemic influenced the outcome of the presidential election in November .
Eugene D. Mazo
Edward B. Foley
Lisa Marshall Manheim
Michael T. Morley
Bertrall Ross Section on Election Law – Networking Session
Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
The Section on Election Law will award its new lifetime achievement award, the John Hart Ely Prize in the Law of Democracy, to RIchard Briffault during this session, as well as its new Distinguished Scholarship Award in Election Law to Nick Stephanopoulos (and honorable mention to Justin Levitt, Joshua Sellers, and Erin Schaff).
Section on Election Law: Election Law Works-in-Progress, New Voices in Election Law
Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Section on Election Law is holding a larger works-in-progress event with 12 papers and 28 participants on Saturday, January 9. Everyone is welcome to attend. To get a copy of the schedule, please email the chair of the Section on Election Law this year, Gene Mazo (email@example.com),