Richard L. Hasen

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Richard L. Hasen is an American lawyer and the Chancellor's Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law in Irvine, California, United States. Hasen's areas of expertise is in legislation, election law and campaign finance regulation.


Hasen joined the law firm of Horvitz and Levy working as a civil appellate lawyer after clerking for David R. Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He taught at the Chicago-Kent College of Law from 1994 to 1997. In 1998 he took a position at Loyola Law School. In 2005, he was named by Loyola as the William H. Hannon Distinguished Professor of Law. He left Loyola to become a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Hasen was one of the founding co-editors of quarterly peer-reviewed publication, Election Law Journal.[1] He also runs the Election Law Blog, which covers the areas of election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process.[2]

Election Law Blog[edit]

His blog on election law is longstanding. On August 11, 2015 he launched the Election Law Podcast with an interview of The Nation writer and author Ari Berman on the Voting Rights Act.


Hasen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Master of Arts, Juris Doctor, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles.


  • The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0300182033


  1. ^ "Richard L. Hasen". UCI Law Faculty Profile. University of California, Irvine, School of Law. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
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