Election Law Symposium Features Experts From Around Kentucky, Nation


LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 22, 2016) — On Friday, March 25, the Kentucky Law Journal (KLJ) and the University of Kentucky College of Law will host an all-day symposium on election law titled, "An Elective Perspective: Judicial Regulation of Politics in an Election Year," in the College of Law Courtroom. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will deliver the keynote address at approximately 9:10 a.m.

The symposium will feature a "practitioner's panel," consisting of UK Law alumni who practice election law, as well as distinguished professors from 11 different schools. The professors will present their scholarship on issues that include the right to vote, redistricting, the Voting Rights Act, and campaign finance.

Notable speakers include:

·         Secretary Alison Lundergan Grimes (Kentucky Secretary of State)

·         Atiba R. Ellis (West Virginia University College of Law)

·         Luis Fuentes-Rohwer (Indiana University Maurer School of Law)

·         Michael Gilbert (University of Virginia School of Law)

·         Trey Grayson (CEO Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Former Kentucky Secretary of State)

·         Rebecca Green (William & Mary Law School)

·         Steven Huefner (Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)

·         Eric Lycan (Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP)

·         Jennifer Moore (Grossman & Moore, PLLC)

·         Michael T. Morley (Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law)

·         Mike Pitts (Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law)

·         Lori A. Ringhand (University of Georgia School of Law)

·         Michael Solimine (University of Cincinnati College of Law)

·         Nicholas Stephanopoulos (University of Chicago Law School)

·         Dan Tokaji (Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)

·         Franita Tolson (Florida State University College of Law)

·         Scott White (Fogle Keller & Purdy, PLLC)

A luncheon immediately following the morning panels will feature both Gregory Pettit and Judge Jim Park. They will discuss "The Spider Election," a book by H. Foster Pettit that recounts the disputed Lexington mayoral election of 1973 that resulted in Foster Pettit becoming the first mayor of Lexington's merged city-county government. Those wishing to attend the luncheon must reserve a seat by emailing Mark Roth, the symposium editor, at meroth38@gmail.com.

For directions and parking information or to register for the symposium, visit: http://law.uky.edu/academics/registration-election-law-symposium.

This program has been accredited by the Kentucky Bar Association Commission on Legal Education for a total of 5.0 Hours of CLE Credit. No ethics credits are provided by this program.

The KLJ is the 10th oldest law review published by the nation’s law schools. The journal is edited entirely by a student editorial board, with guidance from a faculty advisor.

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