Professor Richard L. Hasen
Professor Hasen is Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine. Prior to his appointment in 2011, he served as the William H. Hannon Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Professor Hasen is a nationally recognized authority on election law and campaign finance regulation, including constitutional issues involving First Amendment, due process, and equal protection. He has taught courses in a variety of areas including Remedies, Election Law/Law of the Political Process Seminar, Torts, Legislation and Contracts.
Professor Hasen is co-author of a leading casebook on election law and from 2001-10 he served as founding co-editor of the quarterly peer-reviewed publication, Election Law Journal. Hasen also writes the widely read Election Law Blog.
In 2002, Professor Hasen was named one of the 20 top lawyers in California under age 40 by the Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal, and he was again profiled by the Daily Journal in 2005 and named as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in California. In 2009, Professor Hasen was elected to the American Law Institute, whose membership is limited to 4,000 eminent judges, lawyers, and law professors.
Before entering academia, Professor Hasen was an attorney at Horvitz & Levy. Since leaving the firm in 1994, he has maintained a close relationship with the firm and continues to work for Horvitz & Levy as a consultant on various matters, particularly in cases involving issues of constitutional law.