The Election RAVE Campaign is a nonpartisan initiative promoting democratic participation and civic education in American law schools. We believe that, through a commitment to Registration, Awareness, Volunteerism, and Education, we can reinvigorate American democracy one law school at a time.
Law students and faculty shouldn't spend Election Day in the classroom talking about democracy - they should be in polling stations, living democracy. All law schools should a) cancel all classes on Election Day, b) support voter registration efforts, c) actively encourage students and faculty to volunteer as poll workers, election monitors, etc., and d) educate their students on the importance of civic engagement and participation.
Schools Cancelling Classes on Election Day 2016
- Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
- Liberty University School of Law
- University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
- Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
- University of Kentucky Law School
- Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana
- WVU College of Law
Coverage of Election RAVE
- Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - NU Law cancels class for election service
- Northwestern Now - Northwestern Law will monitor election process
- The Hill - Election Day is broken and it's time to fix it
- Northwestern Now - Northwestern raises bar for student civic engagement in 2016 election
- ACS Blog - A Voting Problem That Law Students Could Solve
- State-Journal Register: Here's how to boost voter participation and fight fraud
- PrawfsBlawg - Election Day and Law Schools
- FairVote - The First Step in Revolutionizing the Way We Think About Election Day
- AL.com - Alabama law schools can help reduce voter fraud. Here's how.
- 21st Show: Law School Voting
- Law.com - Law schools cancel classes for Election Day
- Bloomberg BNA - Northwestern Cancels Classes on Election Day
- ACS Blog - Law Schools Can and Must Help Fix Election Day
- WPR: Making Election Day More Accessible
- Northwestern Law to Hold a 'Day of Civic Service' on Election Day
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Contact us at ElectionRAVE@gmail.com if you want to bring the Election RAVE Campaign to your school!