July 30, 2010
Citizens United Teaching Proposal
Atiba Ellis and Jena Martin-Amerson of the West Virginia University College of Law are seeking collaborators for an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional teaching project focusing on Citizens United. Here is an excerpt from their proposal for a panel presentation for the upcoming SALT Conference:
At the conference, we will present the results of a semester of teaching the Citizens United case in our respective fields of Corporations, Election Law, and Labor Law. We will discuss how we first took the opportunity to have a collaborative conversation among ourselves as professors to compare our disciplinary-specific analyses of the Citizens United case as well as elaborate on points of common reference which cross our disciplinary boundaries. Second, we will discuss how each of us crafted an approach in each of our individual courses. Third, we will reflect on our discussions of the Citizens United case in a cross-disciplinary forum at our law school and the techniques we used to generate discussion and focus on the power relationships created and reshaped by the decision.Please contact either Prof. Ellis or Prof. Martin-Amerson if you are interested in finding out more about this project. Though I will not be teaching Corporations this fall, I plan on participating in at least one "distance learning" event, contributing to the project's proposed faculty blog, and encouraging my students to visit and contribute to the project's proposed student blog.
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