CLC Litigation Director to Co-Lead Course Giving Georgetown Law Students Hands-On Work on Pending Election Law Cases


This semester, Georgetown University law students will have the opportunity for hands-on legal work on pending election law and voting rights cases through a practicum course for credit.  The election law class will be co-taught by Paul M. Smith, the Chair of Jenner & Block’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, and J. Gerald Hebert, the Campaign Legal Center’s Executive Director and Director of Litigation.

The course will review campaign finance regulation and voting rights law and provide students with opportunities to draft legal memoranda and briefs in pending cases, as well as proposed legislative fixes, at a time when voting rights and campaign finance reforms across the country are facing new challenges.

“This course allows students to get real world experience in pending campaign finance and voting rights cases,” said J. Gerald Hebert of the Legal Center.  “This is a busy and challenging time in the wake of major Supreme Court decisions that have severely undermined voting rights and campaign finance reforms.”  

The semester-long course consists of a weekly two-hour seminar and ten-hours of supervised work per week.