Law 667 - Voting Rights

Nicholas Espíritu

Nicholas Espíritu

Lecturer in Law
B.A. San Jose State University, 2001
J.D. UCLA School of Law, 2004
Course Description:

This course will cover the major topics dealing with barriers and protections for racial minority participation in the political process, including voting rights law, reapportionment, redistricting, and ballot access. It will also discuss the competing political and legal theories underpinning the right to vote, the role of the courts and the legislature in ensuring the right to vote, and the role of race in American jurisprudence.

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the class students should have a sophisticated understanding of the history and law related to the barriers and protections for racial minority participation in the political process. Students should also understand the relation of voting rights law to to other areas of antidiscrimination law, and to constitutional rights and structure.