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A Country Divided: The 2016 Presidential Election and the Future of American Democracy

3.0 substantive credits and 2.5 ethics credits in PA, NY, NJ, IL, FL, CT

As we await the incoming Trump administration, one thing is certain: the country is more divided than we perhaps knew. The 2016 presidential election was tumultuous and tense, but it also will not be the last American election. Beyond the rhetoric of Trump v. Clinton, it is critical for us all to step back and reflect on our democracy and the policies underpinning its operations. How do elections work? Are they fair? What do they represent?

The 36th Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium seeks to reconcile these questions by addressing five distinct themes: voting rights, national security, criminal justice, campaign finance, and media representation. We strive to initiate an ongoing dialogue about bridging the divide and using legal advocacy to serve those whose voices might be muted with shifting administrative priorities in 2017.


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University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Courses Included with Purchase



Behind the Curtain: Examining the Impact of Voter Disenfranchisement in the 2016 Election
1.0 ethics credit, 0.5 substantive credit in PA, NY, NJ, IL, FL, CT
University of Pennsylvania Law School
$75
Law and Disorder: What Does Criminal Justice Reform Look Like Now?
1.5 ethics credits in PA, NY, NJ, IL, FL, CT
University of Pennsylvania Law School
$75
National Security at What Cost? Evaluating the New Administration's Proposed Policies
1.5 substantive credits in PA, NY, NJ, IL, FL, CT
University of Pennsylvania Law School
$75
Whose Voice is it Anyway? The Influence of Campaign Finance on Party Politics
1.0 substantive credit in PA, NY, NJ, IL, FL, CT
University of Pennsylvania Law School
$50

Original Price: $275


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