Introducing Guest Blogger David Schleicher

I am thrilled to introduce Professor David Schleicher as a guest blogger.  Professor Schleicher is an Associate Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law.  He is a 2004 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. He also holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and graduated magna cum laude with an AB in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College.

Professor Schleicher’s research examines issues in election law and local government law. His election law research looks at how laws affect political party competition, particularly in the context of low salience local and state elections. This work has been described as “creative and provocative”“bubbling over with ideas” and praised for “fram[ing] a research agenda for the field” of election law, and rightly so. His work in local government law and zoning has been similarly praised. Schleicher has been recognized as an innovator in integrating local government law with modern economic work on cities and agglomeration economics.  Professor Schleicher’s scholarship has received substantial attention in the popular press.  The Washington Monthly declared that he was “consistently” one of the “most interesting writers on land use issues.”  His work was praised repeatedly in The Economist, described as “excellent” by Forbes and called “neat” by Slate.  It has also received notice from ideologically disparate sources, described as “interesting” by the Nation and “indispensable” and “strongly recommended” by the National Review.

Professor Schleicher’s recent scholarship includes:

City Unplanning, 122 YALE L. J. _ (forthcoming 2013).

From Here All the Way Down, Or How To Write a Festschrift Piece, 47 TULSA L. REV. (forthcoming 2013).

Informing Consent: On Voter Ignorance and Election Law, 2012 U. ILL. L. REV. (forthcoming 2013) (with Christopher S. Elmendorf).

Districting for a Low-Information Electorate, 121 YALE L. J. 1846 (2012) (with Christopher S. Elmendorf).

The Location Market, 21 GEO. MASON L. REV 637 (2012) (with Daniel B. Rodriguez). Balancing the “Zoning Budget”, 63 CASE WEST. L. REV 81 (2011) (with Roderick M. Hills


What if Europe Held an Election and No One Cared?, 52 HARV. INT’L L.J. 109 (2011).

Mapping Election Law’s Interior in RACE, REFORM, AND REGULATORY INSTITUTIONS: RECURRING PUZZLES IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY (Gerken, Charles, and Kang eds.) (2011).

The City as a Law and Economic Subject, 2010 U. ILL. L. REV. 1507 (2010) (selected for 2009 Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum).

The Steep Costs of Using Non-Cumulative Zoning to Preserve Land for Urban Manufacturing, 77 U. CHI. L. REV 249 (2010) (with Roderick M. Hills Jr.)


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