Drawing Lines: The Future of Redistricting in America

February 19, 2010Duke Law News

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
February 26, 2010
9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Room 3037
Duke Law School

Co-sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, the Program in Public Law, and the American Constitution Society

Panel One
Is There a Way to Design an Apolitical Redistricting Process?
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Michael Crowell
Professor of Public Law and Government
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government


Justin Buchler
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Case Western Reserve University

Steven Huefner
Senior Fellow of Election Law
Director of Clinical Programs
Director of the Moritz Legislation Clinic

Moritz College of Law
Ohio State University

Jeff Reichert
Writer and Director
Gerrymandering––a new documentary film examining redistricting


Bobby Bowers
Director of the Office of Research and Statistics
South Carolina Budget and Control Board

Bob Phillips
Executive Director
Common Cause North Carolina

11:45 – 1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker

Heather Gerken
J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law
Yale Law School

Panel Two
How Will Computers Be Used in the Next Round of Redistricting?
1:15 – 2:15 PM


Micah Altman
Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Quantitative Social Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University

Mark Salling
Northern Ohio Data and Information Service
Levin College Fellow
Cleveland State University

Panel Three
What Is the Future of the Majority-Minority District?
2:30 – 4:30 PM


Guy Charles
Professor of Law
Founding Director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics

Duke Law School


Melissa Michelson
Visiting Faculty Fellow
Stanford University Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity for 2009-2010
Associate Professor of Political Science
California State University, East Bay

Luis Fuentes-Rohwer
Professor of Law
Maurer School of Law
Indiana University


Adam Cox
Professor of Law
The University of Chicago
The Law School

Bill Gilkeson
Staff Attorney
Research Division
North Carolina General Assembly

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