Where to study election law

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ucd13
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Where to study election law

Postby ucd13 » Sun May 27, 2012 4:19 pm

I would like to go into election law but study and then practice in California, at least for the first part of my career. Some time down the road I would like to end up in Washington D.C.. Which law schools in California would be the best choices for election law? Which schools outside of California would be best for election law?

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Scotusnerd
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Re: Where to study election law

Postby Scotusnerd » Sun May 27, 2012 4:26 pm

Ok this has me kinda curious.

What the heck is election law and how does it make money?

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Re: Where to study election law

Postby Mce252 » Sun May 27, 2012 4:29 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:Ok this has me kinda curious.

What the heck is election law and how does it make money?



Ask John Edwards.

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Re: Where to study election law

Postby Scotusnerd » Sun May 27, 2012 4:30 pm

Mce252 wrote:
Scotusnerd wrote:Ok this has me kinda curious.

What the heck is election law and how does it make money?



Ask John Edwards.


:twisted:

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Mr. Pancakes
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Re: Where to study election law

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Sun May 27, 2012 4:31 pm

Wouldn't this just be called constitutional law?

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Re: Where to study election law

Postby EMH99 » Sun May 27, 2012 4:34 pm

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cabbydui
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Re: Where to study election law

Postby cabbydui » Sun May 27, 2012 4:34 pm

HYS are your best bets...

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Re: Where to study election law

Postby imbored25 » Sun May 27, 2012 4:40 pm

cabbydui wrote:HYS are your best bets...


this and you can add berkeley for staying in cali

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Re: Where to study election law

Postby coldshoulder » Sun May 27, 2012 5:36 pm

Do you want to work for campaigns/parties? If so, go to law school, take a couple classes in it, but your best bet for actually working on a campaign is creating and maintaining significant ties within those organizations.

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Re: Where to study election law

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byronmullens
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Re: Where to study election law

Postby byronmullens » Mon May 28, 2012 12:14 am

There are three programs that have any depth to them: UCI, OSU, and W&M. So if you want to practice in California UCI is your best bet. Hansen heads the program at UCI http://www.law.uci.edu/faculty/page1_r_hasen.html. That said, W&M is able to get more speakers and have more classes taught by attorneys practicing in election as a result of the proximity to DC(in fact they have a few classes on weekends in DC each term).

However, I would caution anyone thinking about election law as it is a very small bar, and often it is a secondary focus of many who do practice in the field.

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Re: Where to study election law

Postby answer23 » Mon May 28, 2012 4:33 pm

Taking classes or going to a specific law school for election law is pointless. If you want to work in election law go to the cheapest school, keep your debt low and volunteer for your congressperson during the summer or volunteer for a campaign. Work on having as much connections as you can. There's no such thing as oci for election law.




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