The Legal Impact

Elections in a Crisis

April 20, 2020

Adjunct Professor Maggie Goodlander discusses how COVID-19 will impact elections and steps that are being taken to expand absentee voting and voting by mail. Produced and Hosted by A. J. Kierstead


Maggie Goodlander is a lawyer and adjunct professor of constitutional & administrative law at UNH Law School. Over the past decade, she has served in legal and policy positions in each branch of the federal government. After graduating from Yale University in 2009, Maggie worked for four years in the United States Senate. She first served as advisor for foreign affairs and national security to Senator Joseph Lieberman and later as a senior advisor to Senator John McCain and was responsible for assisting with the drafting and legislative strategy for the Senate’s 2013 bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill. Three years later, after graduating from Yale Law School, Maggie went on to serve as a law clerk to two federal judges: Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2016-2017) and Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court (2017-2018). She also served as counsel for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and House Managers during the impeachment and Senate trial of President Donald Trump. Maggie maintains a robust pro bono practice in New Hampshire while also serving as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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Legal topics include civil rights, elections, absentee voting, mail in voting, government emergency preparedness

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