Derek T. Muller

University of Iowa - College of Law

Melrose and Byington

Iowa City, IA 52242

United States

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

The Secret Sauce: Examining Law Schools that Overperform on the Bar Exam

Florida Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2022-4
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 01 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2022
CJ Ryan and Derek T. Muller
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and University of Iowa - College of Law
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legal education, law school, LSAT, undergraduate GPA, value added, bar exam, bar passage, bar success

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Federal Judicial Clerkship Report of Recent Law School Graduates, 2020 Edition

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2020
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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legal education, law schools, employment reports, employment statistics, federal clerkships, federal clerks, judges, judicial vacancies

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Invisible Federalism and the Electoral College

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 44, p. 1237, 2012, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/20
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 02 May 2012 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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elections, election law, electoral college, federalism, presidential elections, one person one vote, voter eligibility, felon voting, disenfranchisement, constitutional law

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The High Cost of Lowering the Bar

32 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 307 (2019)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2019
Robert Anderson and Derek T. Muller
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law and University of Iowa - College of Law
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Bar Exam, California, State Bar, Occupational Licensing, Attorney Discipline, Legal Education, Data

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The Compact Clause and the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

Election Law Journal, Vol. 6, p. 372, 2007
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2012
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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national, popular, electoral, vote, college, interstate, compact, federal, election, president, law

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The Electoral College and the Federal Popular Vote

15 Harvard Law & Policy Review 129 (2020), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-19, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020/7
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2021
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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electoral college, national popular vote, npv, national popular vote compact, presidential elections, federal elections, bush v. gore, congressional elections, elections clause, constitutional law, election law, voting rights

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Scrutinizing Federal Electoral Qualifications

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 90, p. 559, 2015 , Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/16
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2016
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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federalism, elections, election law, qualifications, ballot access, electoral college, voting rights, voters, Congress, Electoral Count Act, term limits, natural born citizen

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Electoral Votes Regularly Given

55 Georgia Law Review 1529 (2021), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-30
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2021
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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electoral count act, electoral votes, presidential elections, electoral college, bush v. gore, voting rights, election law, election litigation, january 6, regularly given, lawfully certified, safe harbor

9.

Weaponizing the Ballot

48 Florida State University Law Review 61 (2021)
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 10 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2021
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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election law, voting rights, ballot access, tax disclosures, presidential elections, presidential primaries, elections clause, presidential electors clause

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Perpetuating 'One Person, One Vote' Errors

39 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 371 (2016), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper 2015/16
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2016
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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redistricting, one person one vote, federalism, legislatures, Evenwel, population, citizens, voting, elections

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'Natural Born' Disputes in the 2016 Presidential Election

85 Fordham Law Review 1097 (2016), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016/24
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2020
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Election Law, President, Presidential Election, Natural Born Citizen, Qualifications, Ballots, Ted Cruz

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The Play in the Joints of the Election Clauses

13 Election L.J. 310 (2014), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/17
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 29 May 2014
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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election law, federalism, Shelby County, Inter Tribal, voting, voting rights, voter identification, citizenship, voter qualifications

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Legislative Delegations and the Elections Clause

43 Florida State University Law Review 717 (2016), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015/17
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2018
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, Elections Clause, Arizona state legislature, redistricting, legislative disputes, Seventeenth Amendment, Senate election, independent state legislature doctrine

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Reducing Election Litigation

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 90:561, No. 2, 2021, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-49
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2021
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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election law, election litigation, elections, electoral college, federal elections, federalism, campaign finance, campaign expenditures, litigation

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The Democracy Ratchet

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 94, 2019, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018/18
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2019
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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election law, voting rights, voting rights act, federalism, federal courts, constitutional law, voter identification, voter registration, judicial review

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Judicial Review of Congressional Power Before and After Shelby County v. Holder

8 Charleston Law Review 287 (2013)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Apr 2014
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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federalism, elections, Voting Rights Act, election law, constitutional law, Reconstruction Amendments

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Ballot Speech

58 Arizona Law Review 693 (2016), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper 2016/14
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 May 2016 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2016
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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election law, speech, First Amendment, ballot box, public forum, candidates, voters, parties, political parties, ballot speech, election administration, Burdick

18.

Nonjudicial Solutions to Partisan Gerrymandering

62 Howard Law Journal 791 (2019), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper, Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium (2018), "We The People? Internal and External Challenges to the American Electoral Process."
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Partisan Gerrymander, Gerrymandering, Election Law, Redistricting, Baker v. Carr, Gill v. Whitford, Partisanship, Judicial Power, Judicial Restraint, Political Questions

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More Thoughts on the Compact Clause and the National Popular Vote: A Response to Professor Hendricks

Election Law Journal, Vol. 7, p. 227, 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Apr 2012
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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compact clause, national popular vote, political compact, political consent, electors, president, election

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What's Old is New Again: The Nineteenth Century Voter Registration Debates and Lessons About Voter Identification Disputes

56 Washburn Law Journal 109 (2017), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2020
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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election law, voter registration, right to vote, voter identification, election history

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Legal Quandaries in the Alabama Senate Election of 2017

69 Alabama Law Review 983 (2018), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper 2018/4
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 29 May 2018
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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senate, special election, election law, voting rights, alabama senate, alabama state law, seveneenth amendment, federal courts, jurisdiction, independent candidates, ballot access, write-in laws, writs of election

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Brnovich v. DNC: Election Litigation Migrates from Federal Courts to the Political Process

2020-2021 Cato Sup. Ct. Rev. 217, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-40
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2021
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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elections, campaign finance, election law, presidential elections, ballot access, voter identification, voter registration, election administration, litigation, judicial review, voting rights act, arizona, supreme court, ballot collection

23.

Complexity Confronting State Judges and the Right to Vote

77 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore 65 (2016), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Apr 2016
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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direct democracy, state courts, right to vote, election law, voting rights, elections, voting

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'As Much Upon Tradition as Upon Principle': A Critique of the Privilege of Necessity Destruction Under the Fifth Amendment

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 1, 2006
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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fifth amendment, takings, destruction takings, necessity, public necessity, private necessity, maritime, general average, common law

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Disfavored Candidates and the Democracy Canon

Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 65, No. 1, 2013, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/13
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 05 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2017
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Democracy Canon, popular democracy, legislative democracy, candidate-voter distinction, candidate eligibility

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Chameleon Congressional Districts

64 St. Louis University Law Journal 673 (2020), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-16
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2021
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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election law, redistricting, census, voting rights, reapportionment, representation, democracy,

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Restraining Judicial Application of the 'Safe Harbor' Provision in the Electoral Count Act

81 Ohio State Law Journal Online 221 (2020)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2021
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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electoral vote, electoral college, electoral count act, safe harbor, election law, voting rights, federalism, state legislatures, federal courts, federal judiciary, bush v. gore

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Celebrating the Work of Professor Bob Cochran: An Introduction

47 Pepperdine Law Review iii (2020)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 15 Jun 2020
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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law and religion, legal ethics, religious liberty

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Simplifying Presidential Primaries

Simplifying Presidential Primaries, in The Best Candidate (Eugene D. Mazo & Michael R. Dimino eds., Cambridge University Press 2020), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-34
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2021
Derek T. Muller
University of Iowa - College of Law
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presidential elections, presidential primaries, electoral college, Iowa, caucuses, Iowa caucus, New Hampshire, first in the nation, political parties, voting, voting rights, primaries, primary elections