2020-21 Symposia

Program Description

On Friday, March 5, 2021, the Louisiana Law Review will present its annual symposium, The Impact of the 15th and 19th Amendments on the 2020 Presidential Election: Voter Accessibility’s Battle Against Voter Suppression, virtually.

The Louisiana Law Review’s 2021 Symposium will explore the developmental history of the 15th and 19th Amendments as well as their impact on the most recent American presidential election.

In this Symposium, legal practitioners and scholars from across the country will gather on a virtual platform to discuss and analyze a variety of issues relating to the history of the 15th and 19th Amendments, inclusion and representation in elections, the difficulties of voting in times of pandemic and war, and the relationship of the Voting Rights Act with the 15th and 19th Amendments. The Symposium will feature renowned scholars and academics, including Professor Paul Finkelman, Professor Atiba Ellis, Professor Raymond Diamond, Dr. Laura Edwards, Professor Michael Morley, Professor Travis Crum, Professor Earl Maltz, Professor Lisa Manheim, and Professor Derek Muller.

Please join us on March 5, 2021, as we discuss issues impacting equal representation in our presidential elections.

This event can count for 4 CLE Credit Hours,
Course Title: Law Review Symposium on March 5, Course #: 5170210305

Registration Link: https://law.lsu.edu/forms/symposium/
LSU Law Symposium Website Link: https://law.lsu.edu/symposium/

Welcoming Address and Opening Remarks – Interim Dean Lockridge 12:00 – 12:15 P.M
Panel 1 – The Impact of the 15th and 19th Amendments on Inclusivity


  • Professor Atiba Ellis
  • Professor Raymond Diamond
12:15 – 1:15 P.M.
Panel 2 – Election Emergencies: Voting During Times of War and Pandemic


  • Professor Michael Morley


  • Professor Lisa Manheim
  • Professor Derek Muller
1:15 – 2:15 P.M.
Break 2:15 – 2:30 P.M.
Panel 3 – Historical Perspectives Panel


  • Professor Earl Maltz
  • Dr. Laura Edwards
2:30 – 3:30 P.M.
Panel 4 – Voting Rights Act Panel


  • Professor Paul Finkelman
  • Professor Travis Crum
3:30 – 4:30 P.M.


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