Campbell Law Review to host symposium regarding N.C. voting rights on Feb. 7

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RALEIGH — The Campbell Law Review will host a symposium about North Carolina voting rights on Feb. 7.

The event, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Campbell Law School in downtown Raleigh, is open to the public. It will feature speakers from the North Carolina Democratic Party, the John Locke Foundation, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, elected members of the N.C. House and Senate, staff from the University of North Carolina School of Government and law professors from around the state, according to organizers.

Five hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be offered, pending approval by the North Carolina Bar. The cost is $40 and includes the CLE credit, breakfast and lunch.

The symposium highlights will be published in Campbell Law Review’s Volume 42, “2020 Vision: A Look at Voting Rights In North Carolina in the Past, Present and Future.”

Registration is available at https://app.mobilecause.com/form/nWPbSQ?vid=3177i.For more information, email culawreview@email.campbell.edu.

Schedule

8:30 a.m.  Breakfast and Registration

 9 a.m. Welcome from Campbell Law Review and Dean J. Rich Leonard

 9:15 a.m. Panel: North Carolina’s Voter ID Amendment: Where do we go from here?

MODERATOR: Professor Greg Wallace, Campbell Law School 

  1. Sen. Warren Daniel (R- N.C. District 46)
  2. Allison Riggs, Chief Counsel on Voting Rights, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

10:30 a.m. Panel: Where do we Draw the Lines? Gerrymandering in North Carolina

MODERATOR: Dean Sarah Ludington, Campbell Law School

  1. Mitch Kokai, Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
  2. Wayne Goodwin, President, N.C. Democratic Party
  3. Brent Woodcox, Special Counsel to Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham)
  4. Neal Inman, General Counsel to N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland County)

 11:30 Lunch Break

 12:00 p.m.  A Look at Voting Rights for African American North Carolinians

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael Spencer, Common Cause North Carolina

1:15 p.m. Panel: Rights Restored: The Path to Vote for North Carolina’s Former Felons

MODERATOR: Professor Jon Powell, Campbell Law School

  1. Mitchell D. Brown, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  2. John Rubin, UNC School of Government
  3. Mike Schietzelt, Legal Fellow, John Locke Foundation

 2:30 p.m. Panel: Protecting the Box: Is there Voter Fraud in North Carolina?

MODERATOR: Rich Glazier, Executive Director, N.C. Justice Center

  1. Wayne Goodwin, President, N.C. Democratic Party
  2. Professor Irving Joyner, Professor of Law, N.C. Central University

The Campbell Law Review is a student-operated journal published by Campbell Law School students. The Law Review began publication in 1979 for the purpose of serving the legal community with articles, notes, comments, and other legal scholarship. The Law Review fulfills this service by striving to publish two issues of quality legal scholarship on an annual basis and hosting an annual symposium. The Campbell Law Review places special emphasis on issues from North Carolina and Fourth Circuit law as well as issues addressing the profession of law as a whole.

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