A Discussion on North Carolina's Election Law Reforms

The Piedmont Triad (Winston-Salem) Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:00 PM
End : Tuesday, November 12, 2013 08:00 PM

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Wake Forest University School of Law
Worrell Professional Center
Room 1312 (Large Courtroom)
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston Salem, NC

Featured Speakers:
J. Christian Adams



  • J. Christian Adams, Election Law Center
  • Chris Brook, Legal Director, ACLU of North Carolina
  • Professor Eugene Mazo, Wake Forest University School of Law

Please join the Piedmont Triad Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for a discussion on the challenges to the recent changes to North Carolina's election laws. These changes, which include implementing a voter ID requirement and modifying various aspects of when and how voting occurs, have resulted in numerous constitutional challenges in state and federal court.

Joining us to discuss the new law and lawsuits challenging it are J. Christian Adams of the Election Law Center and Chris Brook from the ACLU of North Carolina, moderated by Professor Eugene Mazo.

Mr. Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2005 until 2010. During his time in the Department of Justice, he brought a challenges to protect the rights of racial minorities in South Carolina, Florida, and Texas. He is the author of the New York Times' best selling book Injustice.

Mr. Brook joined the ACLU of North Carolina as its Legal Director in 2012. His practice areas correspond with the ACLU’s civil liberties focus, touching particularly on racial justice and LGBT issues, as well as 1st and 4th Amendment concerns. Since becoming its Legal Director, the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation has challenged state restrictions on reproductive choice, voting rights, and the freedom to marry in court. He is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Racial Justice Task Force as well as the North Carolina Bar Association Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section.

Mr. Mazo joined Wake Forest in 2013 and is an expert in constitutional law and the law of democracy. He writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, election law, civil procedure, and torts. Prior to becoming a law professor, he founded Parker & Mazo, an appellate law firm. He also worked at two major international law firms, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and was the general counsel of a small company in Silicon Valley.

Registration details:

Reception: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Feature Event: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Cost for Event:
Advance registration: $25 for dues-paying Federalist Society members, $30 for non-members, no charge for students
Day of registration: $30 per person

Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

One hour of North Carolina CLE credit (approval pending) can be purchased for an additional $3.00.

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