University of Houston law, economics and political science professors will discuss the judicial, domestic and international implications of the 2016 presidential election Tuesday at a conference that is free and open to the public.

The event, hosted by the University of Houston Law Center and the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is titled “Super Tuesday: Analyzing the 2016 Presidential Election.” It will take place two days before the Republican candidates visit the UH campus for their final debate before Super Tuesday primaries.

The conference will run from 2:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the Student Center Banquet Ballroom. While the event is free to the public, attendees should register online at

The conference will include three panel discussions:

  • “Presidential Politics & Policy” with UHLC Dean Leonard M. Baynes and Associate Professor Brandon Rottinghaus and Assistant Professor Elizabeth Simas, both of the political science department.
  • “Supreme Court & Economic Implications of Presidential Elections” with College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dean Steven G. Craig, Assistant Professor Vikram Mahershri of the economics department, and Professor Seth Chandler and Assistant Professor D. Theodore Rave, both of the Law Center
  • “Presidential Elections & Latino Politics in the U.S.” with Professor Richard Murray, Professor Jason Casellas, and Associate Professor Jeronimo Cortina, all in the political science department, and Adjunct Professor Ignacio Pinto-Leon of the Law Center

The panels will be moderated by Law Center Associate Dean Marcilynn A. Burke.

“The difference between the positions of the candidates, and the social, political, and economic consequences of those differences will be illuminated and dissected by the expert UH faculty in the humanities and social sciences,” Steven G. Craig, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and professor of economics, said in a news release about the event.

The Republican presidential candidates’ debate will take place Feb. 25, in the Moores Opera Center in the Moores School of Music on the UH campus. Super Tuesday, which includes Texas’s primary, is March 1.