Date Chartered: 5/31/2014
The Section on Election Law promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members and makes recommendations to the Association on matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of the law relating to election law, voting rights, campaign finance, and related topics.
Annual Meeting Programs
Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession (Co-sponsored by Election Law)
Litigation (Co-sponsored by Election Law)
Constitutional Law and Election Law Joint Extended Program
Minority Groups (Co-sponsored by Election Law)
John Hart Ely Prize in the Law of Democracy
The Section on Election Law has established a new lifetime achievement award this year. This award will from now on be presented annually by the Section’s executive committee to a senior scholar in our field for his or her “extraordinary lifetime contributions to the study of election law and the law of democracy in the United States.” The Section has chosen to name its new lifetime achievement award the John Hart Ely Prize in the Law of Democracy.
Distinguished Scholarship Award
The second professional prize created by the Section this year is the Distinguished Scholarship Award in Election Law. The Distinguished Scholarship Award in Election Law will be awarded annually for “a single work that exemplifies excellence in the field and that is published within a given year.” The term “work” is defined broadly.
|Year||Award Name||Recipient||Law School|
|2023||Distinguished Scholarship Award||Tabatha Abu El-Haj||Drexel University Thoams R. Kline School of Law|
|2023||John Hart Ely Prize in the Law of Democracy||Pamela S. Karlan||Stanford Law School|
|2022||Distinguished Scholarship Award||Joshua S. Sellers||Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law|
|2022||Distinguished Scholarship Award||Roger Michalski||University of Oklahoma College of Law|
|2021||John Hart Ely Prize in the Law of Democracy||Richard Briffault||Columbia Law School|
|2021||Distinguished Scholarship Award||Nicholas Stephanopoulos||Harvard Law School|
|Year||Award Name||Honorable Mention||Law School|
|2023||Distinguished Scholarship Award||Bertrall Ross||University of Virginia School of Law|
|2023||Distinguished Scholarship Award||Douglas M. Spencer||University of Colorado School of Law|
|2021||Distinguished Scholarship Award||Erin Scharff||Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law|
|2021||Distinguished Scholarship Award||Joshua Sellers||Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law|
|2021||Distinguished Scholarship Award||Justin Levitt||Loyola Law School|