The Jaeckle Center focuses on the ways in which law, politics and the principles of democratic self-governance intersect.
The Center's activities focus on issues of political practice and governmental structure, with a special emphasis on questions of public participation, power distribution, democratic responsiveness and decentralization.
Specific topics of interest include:
The Center’s projects include a wide range of activities, from data collection, to advising and consulting, to direct representation of clients in appropriate cases. Its blog, The New York Elections News: Legislation, Elections and Litigation Covering the Empire State, provides real-time news, information and commentary about current issues and developments in New York State election law and democratic practice.