Professor Morley Chairing AALS Election Law Section
FSU Law Professor Michael T. Morley was elected chair of the Section on Election Law of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for 2021 at the AALS Annual Meeting, held virtually January 5–9, 2021. The AALS Section on Election Law encourages research, promotes teaching, facilitates discussion, and sponsors programs relating to election law, voting rights, campaign finance and related topics.
Morley joined FSU Law in 2018. He teaches and writes in the areas of election law, constitutional law, remedies and the federal courts. His research focuses on election emergencies, as well as the respective powers of state legislatures and Congress with regard to federal elections. Morley has been prominently featured as an expert in the news media this year regarding COVID-19’s effects on elections, litigation impacting the presidential election and other election-related topics.
“Being chosen by my colleagues to chair the AALS Section on Election Law is a tremendous honor,” Morley said. “Especially in a time where so much disinformation and distrust has permeated public discussions about elections, it's important to provide a venue in which scholars can come together to share their research and develop ways of reforming the electoral process to safeguard the fundamental right to vote, ensure widespread participation, protect the integrity of the process and bolster public confidence in the system.”
Published on January 29, 2021