This short course examines many of the challenges associated with pursuing litigation in the area of election law. While election law questions have become more frequent on state and federal court dockets, the area remains a relatively unfamiliar practice for most attorneys. The goal of the course is to address some of the most common challenges faced by litigators working in this area. Using cases and associated social science materials, we will consider four specific issues: (1) Choosing the best forum for litigation, (2) representing officials vs. public interest organizations, (3) presenting data to the court, and (4) framing a persuasive theory of the case. Pass/Fail  Enrollment limited.