Student enjoys multiple offers to publish research article

November 5, 2015

Charles-Lincoln3L Charles Lincoln accepted an offer from the University of Dayton Law Review to ​publish his directed research project, “Hegelian Dialectical Analysis of United States Election Laws.”

Lincoln’s research uses Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s dialectical theory to interpret progression of voting laws from the pre-colonial times to present. Hegel’s theory gives an understanding of the concept of self-contradictory conclusions, which Lincoln compared to “existing laws restricting the right to vote.”

“I see the right to vote as paramount in a democracy and one ​of the most intricate and interesting areas of law,” he said.

He received offers from three other publications: Charleston Law Review, Albany Government Law Review for their election law issue and Charlotte School of Law’s Access to Justice Journal. He said it was tough decision, but after conversations with professors, he decided on Dayton.

Lincoln said he is very excited about this opportunity and gives a lot of credit to Professor Franklin Snyder.

“He’s a really nice guy,” Lincoln said. “He met with me every week for an entire semester to help; he knows his stuff.”

Snyder said Lincoln is a great example of an Aggie Law student. “He’s hard-working, driven, and fun to be around,” he said. “It was a pleasure working with him, especially since I probably learned as much as he did in the course of the project.”

- Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law