While all elections are important, the 2020 US elections are generating significant interest among the general public and the legal community.  This talk examines the context of the 2020 American elections, looking at what factors will influence the outcome and how the results will potentially affect the practice of law in 2021 and beyond.


* Understand the importance of the 2020 elections

* Identify which factors will influence the 2020 elections
* Describe the current challenges confronting the practice and business of law
* Anticipate possible ways the 2020 elections will impact legal practice and administration

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60 Minutes 

Audience: Intermediate

CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application. 

CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) 

CLE: Participatory Credit 

Speaker Information:

David Schultz is a professor of Political Science and a professor of Legal Studies at Hamline University and a professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. A three-time Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe and Asia, and the winner of the Leslie A. Whittington national award for excellence in public affairs teaching, David is the author of more than 35 books and 200+ articles on various aspects of American politics, election law, and the media and politics, and he is regularly interviewed and quoted in the local, national, and international media on these subjects including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Economist, and National Public Radio.   His most recent books are Encyclopedia of Money in American Politics (2018) and Presidential Swing States (2018).  

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
March 19, 2020 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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The 2020 Election and the Practice and Business of Law
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