Toward Our 60th Presidential Election

Friday, February 26, 2021

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. via Zoom Webinar

Following the tumultuous 2020 election season and the unprecedented aftermath of the 59th presidential election, the Fordham Law Review is honored to bring together a number of the United States’ preeminent election law experts to discuss the future of American elections.

This extraordinary group of leaders, scholars, and journalists will address proposed election reforms and examine how our institutions and relevant legal frameworks can be modified to ensure America’s enduring promise of free and fair elections for all.

Keynote Address
The Honorable Letitia James,New York State Attorney General

Roundtable Discussion
moderated by: Professor Jerry Goldfeder (Fordham Law)

Ava Ayers (Albany Law): Voting as Exclusion

John Feerick (Fordham Law): The Need to Abolish the Electoral College: The Difference Between 1967 and Now

James Gardner (Buffalo Law): The Illiberalization of American Election Law:  A study in Democratic Deconsolidation

Rebecca Green (William & Mary Law): Election Transparency

Michael Morley (Florida State Law): The Implications of the Independent State Legislature Doctrine for Federal Elections

Derek Muller (Iowa Law): Reducing Election Litigation

John Rogan (Fordham Law): Reforms for Presidential Candidate Death and Disability From the Conventions to Inauguration Day

Richard Winger (Election Law Journal): How States Can Avoid Overcrowded Ballots but Still Protect Voter Choice

Jesse Wegman (The New York Times): Don’t tell anyone–but we already have a national popular vote

Ekow Yankah (Cardozo Law): Mandatory Voting and Black Citizenship