Professor Eugene Mazo to debate the role of money in politics on Friday, April 17, at Cleveland Marshall College of Law

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Wake Forest School of Law Professor Eugene Mazo is scheduled to participate in a debate on the role of money in politics at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17, at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

The debate will be held in the Moot Court Room of Cleveland Marshall College of Law. It is co-sponsored by the Cleveland State Law Review and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland. This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Mazo is an expert in the law of democracy. He writes about constitutional law, election law, and foreign affairs law, and he teaches classes in those areas in addition to first-year courses in contracts, torts, and civil procedure. Professor Mazo’s research focuses on the regulation of the political process, democratic development, and constitutional design. He is the editor (with Joshua A. Douglas) of Election Law Stories, which is being published by Foundation Press in 2015. Prior to teaching, Professor Mazo founded Parker & Mazo, an appellate law firm that focused on counseling clients in California and in Washington, D.C., on complex litigation matters. He also worked for Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and served as the general counsel of a small company in Silicon Valley.

Directly following the debate, Harvard Law Professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig is schedule to discuss “How Money (in Politics) Matters.” Lessig, the author of “Republic Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress And a Plan to Stop It,” earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s in philosophy from Cambridge University in England, and a law degree from Yale University.

Alongside Professors Mazo, debaters include Professor Bruce Ledewitz of Duquesne Law School, Professor James Wilson at Cleveland-Marshall and U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Adelman of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

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