Will is a 2009 graduate of UNC- Chapel Hill and is from Greensboro, NC.
The Election Law Society is forward to another great year with plenty of opportunities to get involved in anything and everything related to the American electoral process. From excellent guest speakers to meaningful community outreach, ELS covers the gambit of election law.
Working with the nationally-known Election Law Program, we bring in a broad spectrum of prominent figures in the world of election and political law. Throughout the year our members are given the unique opportunity to interact directly with devoted practitioners in order to get the inside scoop on the industry and learn more about this quickly growing area of law. Last year, we hosted the former counsel to multiple presidential campaigns, several partners at some of the most prominent law firms in the country, and distinguished advocates leading non-profit organizations dedicated to reforming our electoral system.
We also go hands-on with projects such as VOTEline, Revive My Vote, and the State of Elections Blog. VOTEline is a student-run phone bank designed to answer voters’ questions and help them work through any problems they encounter on Election Day. In addition, Revive My Vote is a great way to be a true William & Mary citizen lawyer. Promoting civic involvement is an important way to avoid recidivism for people with past felony convictions, but, in Virginia, these people can lose the right to vote indefinitely. Revive My Vote works closely with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office to restore this fundamental right to those who need it most. Lastly, ELS members can also get involved with the ELS State of Elections Blog. The Blog provides a unique forum for ELS members to publish their thoughts and engage in meaningful dialogue with the community about important election law issues.
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