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Redistricting San Francisco: Assembling the Political Puzzle

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Saturday, January 28, 2012
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
(Sign in at 9 AM)

UC Hastings College of the Law
Alumni Reception Center
200 McAllister Street (2nd Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Once a decade, cities and states around the country redraw the districts from which legislators are elected.  District boundaries powerfully shape the incentives of candidates and political elites, determining whether and how the many interests that make up a polity will be represented in government.  San Francisco’s redistricting process got underway during the fall of 2011 and will be concluded this spring.  

A joint event of the Center for State and Local Government Law at UC Hastings College of the Law and the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco, Redistricting San Francisco: Assembling the Political Puzzle will bring together political scientists, law professors, historians, redistricting officials, and interest group leaders for a day-long discussion of San Francisco’s redistricting process and what the new maps for supervisor districts should look like.  
The event is open to the public.
General admission  $20
MCLE Attorneys* $50
USF/UC Hastings
(with institutional ID)

*This activity is approved for a maximum of 5 MCLE credits by the O'Brien Center for Scholarly Publications, a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

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Symposium schedule

9:00-9:30 Sign-in
9:30-9:45     Welcome and Introduction
Frank Wu, Chancellor and Dean, William B. Lockhart Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law 
David Latterman, Associate Director, Masters of Public Affairs Program, USF
9:45-10:30 Session I: The History of Districted Elections in San Francisco
  Speaker: Richard DeLeon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, San Francisco State University
10:40-11:25 Session II: The Law of Districted Elections

Speaker: Chris Elmendorf, Professor of Law, UC Davis

11:35-12:20 Session III: The Political Science of Districted Elections
  Speaker: Corey Cook, Professor of Political Science and Director, Leo T. McCarthy Center
for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco
12:30-1:30 Lunch and keynote address
  Speaker: Stan Forbes, Commissioner, California Citizens Redistricting Commission
1:40-2:25 Redistricting San Francisco: Demographics and Technology
  Speaker: David Latterman, Associate Director, Masters of Public Affairs, USF
2:35-4:15 Redistricting San Francisco: Maps and Roundtable Discussion
David Lee, Executive Director, Chinese-American Voters Education Committee
David Pilpel, San Francisco Redistricting Task Force
Calvin Welch, Program Director, San Francisco Information Clearinghouse
  Moderator: Chris Elmendorf, UC Davis School of Law
  Discussants: Corey Cook and David Latterman, USF
UC Hastings is committed to making its facilities and events accessible in compliance with the ADA.
If you need reasonable accommodations to attend this event, please call or email the UC Hastings Disability Accommodations Hotline no later than 72 hours prior to the event at (415) 565-4848;


For more information, please contact:

Leo T. McCarthy Center at USF
(415) 422-5662