Speaking

Professor Mazo is an active scholar who frequently presents at academic conferences, regularly speaks to popular audiences, and is often called upon to comment on complex election law topics in the media. 

Below are some of Professor Mazo's recent talks and presentations:

Talks & Presentations

The Concept of Corruption in Campaign Finance Law 

Presenter. Panel on Corruption and Legitimizaton, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 5, 2019 (scheduled).

Donald Trump and the Law of Democracy

Discussant.. Panel on Public Law at the Mid-Term of the Trump Era, Annual Conference, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, August 10, 2018.

What Causes Democracy?

Presenter. Young Scholar's Forum, Twentieth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Fukuoka, Japan, July 25, 2018. 

Our Campaign Finance Nationalism

Panelist. Symposium on “Federalism: Past, Present, andFuture,” Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, March 23, 2018.

Russia's Interference with Our Election as an Opportunity to Renew American Democracy

PanelistMcGeorge Global Center Symposium, University ofthe Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, March 2, 2018.

Foreign Interference with Elections

Panelist2018 Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), San Diego, California, January 6, 2018.

Book Projects in Election Law 

Discussant. Annual Convention, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, August 5, 2017. 

Reforming the Presidential Nomination Process in the United States 

Organizer and Discussant. Annual Convention, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, August 3, 2017. 

Election Law’s Influence on the Presidential Election of 2016 

Presenter. Albany Law School symposium on “Shaping SCOTUS: The Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on the Future of the Supreme Court,” Albany Law School, Albany, New York, October 20, 2016. 

Rethinking Presidential Eligibility Challenges 

Presenter. Fordham Law Review symposium on "Election Law and the Presidency,"  Fordham Law School, New York, New York, September 30, 2016.

Residency and Democracy: Understanding Durational Residency Requirements 

Presenter. Henry Manne Junior Faculty Forum, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, September 9, 2016.

Campaign Finance Law and the Presidential Election of 2016

Presenter. Annual Convention, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Florida, August 6, 2016.

Founding Moments in Constitutionalism

Panel Chair and Discussant. Yale Law School Symposium, New Haven, Connecticut, April 15-16, 2016.

The Right to Vote and the Presidential Election of 2016 

Presenter. American Constitution Society, Savannah Law School Chapter, Savannah, Georgia, April 6, 2016.

Independent Expenditures and Legislative Recusal

PresenterSymposium on “Democracy by the People: Reforming Campaign Finance in America Today,” Seton Hall Law School, Newark, New Jersey, April 1, 2016.

Regulating Super PACs, From the Comparative Perspective 

Presenter. Fifth Annual Conference, Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC), American Society of Comparative Law, Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 19, 2016.

Symposium on “The Law of Democracy” 

DiscussantStanford Law Review Symposium, Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, February 5–6, 2016.

The Right to Vote in Local Elections: The Story of Kramer v. Union Free School District No. 15 

Presenter. Fourth Annual Local Government Law Works-in-Progress Conference, Rutgers Law School, Newark, New Jersey, November 6, 2015.

The Supreme Court and Election Law: Understanding the New Redistricting, Voter ID, and Judicial Campaign Finance Cases 

Discussant. Annual Convention, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, July 30, 2015.

Innovations in Teaching Constitutional Law 

Discussant. Annual Convention, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, July 27, 2015.

The Story of Kramer v. Union Free School District No. 15 and Its Influence On the Way We Think about Local Political Communities 

PresenterElection Law Stories Works-in-Progress Conference, Election Law @ Moritz Program, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, June 4–5, 2015.

Better than Legislation: How Congressional Ethics Rules Can Be Used to Regulate Money in Politics

Presenter. Cleveland State Law Review Symposium on “Power of the Purse: The Influence of Money in Today’s Political Regime,” Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, April 17, 2015.

Constitutional Sequencing

Presenter. Fourth Annual Conference, Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC), American Society of Comparative Law, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, April 16, 2015.

Campaign Finance and the Ecology of Democratic Speech 

PresenterSymposium on “The Law of Democracy at a Crossroads: Reflecting on Fifty Years of Voting Rights and the Judicial Regulation of the Political Thicket,” Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, March 27-28, 2015.

Citizens Invited: Scholars and Professors in the Campaign Finance Wars 

Presenter. Hot Topics Panel, 2015 Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), Washington, D.C., January 4, 2015.

The Upstream Problem in Constitutionalism 

PresenterSymposium on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design, Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts, October 30–31, 2015.

The Evolution of Campaign Finance Reform: From Buckley v. Valeo to Citizens United to McCutcheon v. FEC

Moderator. Annual Convention, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Florida, August 5, 2014. 

New York Times v. Sullivan at 50 Years

Moderator. Annual Convention, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Florida, August 1, 2014. 

Avoiding Supreme Injustice: Ways Around the Supreme Court for Campaign Finance Reform(ers) 

Presenter. Scholars’ Schmooze, 2014 Annual Convention of the American Constitution Society (ACS), Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014.

Toward a Theory of Constitution-Making 

Presenter. Annual Conference, Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC), American Society of Comparative Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, April 4–5, 2014.

Do Voter ID Laws Suppress the Vote, or Do They Instead Have the Opposite Effect? 

Presenter. Conference on “Democracy in America: Participation and Social Justice,” Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, March 27-28, 2014.

The Appearance and Disappearance of Corruption in Campaign Finance

PresenterSymposium on the “Future of Campaign Finance Reform,” Duke Law School, Durham, North Carolina, February 7, 2014.

North Carolina’s Election Law Reforms 

ModeratorFederalist Society, Piedmont Triad Lawyers Chapter and Wake Forest University Chapter, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, November 12, 2013.

Are There Intellectual Justifications for Voter ID Laws? 

Presenter. Second Annual Local Government Works-in-Progress Conference, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California, October 25-26, 2013.

What Do Constitutional Lawyers Do … For a Living? 

Presenter. Career Day Panel, Whitaker Elementary School, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, September 27, 2013.

Group Diversity, Group Equality, Group Democracy

Presenter. Faculty Discussion Workshop, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, September 18, 2013.