In the 2016 election, two independent political figures—Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders—rose to prominence on strong populist, anti-establishment, and, to some extent, anti-party profiles. One did so with no prior government experience. Yet, for long stretches of our history, these outcomes would have been inconceivable under our presidential primary system. The NYU Law Review’s symposium will examine whether and how to redesign one of the most important features in American democracy: the legal structure through which presidential nominees are selected.
Thursday, November 2nd, 8:30AM-4:00PM
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South