Election 2016 Commentary Guide

Supreme Court appointments. Tax policy. Department of Justice administration. Executive privilege. Immigration plans. Corporate campaign giving. Federal securities regulations. Sentencing reform. No matter the platform topic, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles professors are equipped to provide in-depth analysis. Use this guide to find the specialized expertise possessed by our 70 full-time and 120 adjunct professors.

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Michael Guttentag

Professor Michael Guttentag is available for commentary on issues relating corporate disclosure of political spending, as well as securities regulation and issues related to the Securities & Exchange Commission. His work pays particular attention insider trading and cases like the Supreme Court's Salman v. U.S, which will decided if an insider-trading conviction requires the person who traded on non-public information to know the source received some benefit for it.

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Ellen Aprill

Professor Ellen Aprill is a nationally recognized expert in tax issues related to exempt organizations. She can comment on the political activities that may jeopardize the tax-exempt status of non-profit organizations. Founder of the Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations, she worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury before entering academia. Aprill is also a former U.S. Supreme Court Clerk who can comment on Supreme Court processes.

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Karl Manheim

Professor Karl Manheim is available to comment on emerging issues like cybersecurity and data privacy, including the president's role in establishing a framework for securing the country's data infrastructure. A former special counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property, his courses include Technology & Privacy and Communications Law. Manheim is also an expert in constitutional law, specifically federal preemption and other issues of conflicting federal and state laws.

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Paula M. Mitchell

Adjunct Professor Paula M. Mitchell, Executive Director Alarcón Advocacy Center & Legal Director Loyola Project for the Innocent, is available for commentary on issue relating to California's Death Penalty. She co-authored with former Senior Ninth Circuit Judge Arthur L. Alarcón two groundbreaking articles, Executing the Will of the Voters?: A Roadmap to Mend or End the California Legislature’s Multi-Billion Dollar Death Penalty Debacle, 44 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. S41 (2011), and Costs of Capital Punishment in California: Will Voters Choose Reform this November?, 46 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. S1 (2012).

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Faculty Experts on Election Topics

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Additional Resources

Blogging the Ballot

Blogging the Ballot

Check out the election series on Loyola's Summary Judgments faculty blog. 

Library Resources

Loyola's Rains Law Library has research offerings available to journalists.

Full Experts Directory

Search the complete range of Law School faculty expertise beyond election issues.

LMU Election Guide

Loyola Marymount University's 2016 Election Guide features a range of professors from Loyola's Westchester campus.




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