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As changes are made to the 2017-2018 curriculum and new courses are added, they will be announced on this page.

Date 2017-2018 Course and Schedule Updates
December 12, 2017 Professors Mark Ramseyer and Atsushi Seike’s Winter 2018 course, Japanese Labor Law and Policy, has been cancelled.
November 30, 2017 Professor Annette Gordon-Reed’s Spring 2018 course, The Early American Republic: The United States from 1783-1873, has been cancelled.
November 20, 2017 Professor Shaye Cohen will teach the course, Divine Justice?: Discussions of Death Penalty in Talmudic Literature, in Spring 2018.
November 17, 2017 The first class session for Professor Freeman’s Administrative Law course will meet on February 1, and the first six class sessions will begin at 9:30am. Please visit the course description for more information.
November 17, 2017 The first class session for Professor Freeman’s Climate Change Law and Policy seminar will meet on January 31, and the next several class meetings will be extended by 10 minutes. Please visit the course description for more information.
November 14, 2017 Professor Tribe completed the selection of students for his Spring 2018 seminar, Constitutional Law 3.0: The Trump Trajectory. No more applications will be considered.
October 30, 2017 Professor David Rosenberg will teach the reading group, The Pro-defendant Bias in the Adjudication of Mass Injury, in Spring 2018.
October 30, 2017 Professor David Rosenberg’s Winter 2018 course, Complex Mass Injury Litigation, has been cancelled.
October 30, 2017 Professor David Rosenberg’s Spring 2018 seminar, Making Legal History, has been cancelled.
October 25, 2017 The prerequisites and application instructions for Professor Tribe’s spring reading group, Constitutional Law 3.0: The Drumpf Trajectory, have been updated. Please visit the course description for more information.
October 23, 2017 Professor Vicki Jackson’s Spring 2018 reading group, Constitutional Transitions: Both Ways Now?, has been rescheduled to Wednesdays from 4-6pm.
October 23, 2017 Professor Gabriella Blum’s Spring 2018 reading group, War and Crime, has been cancelled.
October 23, 2017 Professor Anna Lvovsky will teach the reading group, Intimacy and the Law in Historical Perspective, in Spring 2018.
October 23, 2017 Professor Daniel Tarullo will teach the reading group, The Federal Reserve, in Spring 2018.
October 23, 2017 Professor Daniel Tarullo will teach the course, Advanced Topics in Financial Regulation, in Spring 2018.
October 23, 2017 Professor Michael Moffitt will teach the reading group, Settlements and the Courts, in Spring 2018.
October 16, 2017 Professor Jacob Gersen’s Spring 2018 seminar, Food Law Lab, has been cancelled.
October 16, 2017 Professor Eric Lander will teach the reading group, Science and Law in the Federal Government: Issues and Challenges, in Spring 2018.
October 16, 2017 Professor Mark Roe will teach the course, Corporate Governance: The Short-Termism Problem, in Spring 2018.
October 16, 2017 Dr. Heidi Gardner will teach the reading group, Understanding the Business Side of Law Firms, in Spring 2018.
October 12, 2017 Professors Tyler Giannini, Esme Caramello, and Michael Gregory will teach the by-permission course, Lawyering for Justice in the United States, in Winter 2018.
October 11, 2017 Mr. Luis Moreno Ocampo will teach the course, Preventing Mass Atrocities: The Security Council and the International Criminal Court, in Winter 2018.
October 2, 2017 Professor Ruth Okediji will teach the course, International Intellectual Property Law, in Winter 2018.
October 2, 2017 Professors J. Mark Ramseyer and Atsushi Seike will teach the course, Japanese Labor Law and Policy, in Winter 2018.
September 30, 2017 Professors Jacob Gersen and Adrian Vermeule will teach the seminar, Law and Rhetoric, in Spring 2018.
September 30, 2017 Professor Howard Abrams will teach the reading group, Tax Policy, in Spring 2018.
September 30, 2017 Ms. Susan Davies will teach the seminar, Lawyers on the Campaign Trail: An Overview on Running for Office, in Spring 2018.
September 20, 2017 Ms. Ruth Coffey will teach the reading group, Comparative Criminal Law: Fair Trials and the Adversarial System, in Spring 2018.
September 20, 2017 Mr. Amir Ali will teach the reading group, Anatomy of Supreme Court Litigation, in Spring 2018.
September 15, 2017 Professor Scott Brewer will teach the course, Evidence and Reason, in Spring 2018.
September 11, 2017 An updated list of open courses with no waiting lists by student group (Upper level JD, LLM, and JD Transfers) can be found here.
September 8, 2017 An updated list of open courses with no waiting lists by student group (Upper level JD, LLM, and JD Transfers) can be found here.
September 7, 2017 An updated list of open courses with no waiting lists by student group (Upper level JD, LLM, and JD Transfers) can be found here.
 September 6, 2017 An updated list of open courses with no waiting lists by student group (Upper level JD, LLM, and JD Transfers) can be found here.
September 5, 2017 An updated list of open courses with no waiting lists by student group (Upper level JD, LLM, and JD Transfers) can be found here.
September 1, 2017 Professor Rachel Moran’s Fall 2017 offerings, Education Law & The Future of Latinos in the United States: Law, Opportunity, and Mobility, have been cancelled.
September 1, 2017 Professor Scott Brewer’s Fall 2017 offerings, Contesting Virtue: What Are the Values of Competitive Excellence? and Evidence and Reason, have been cancelled.
September 1, 2017 An updated list of open courses with no waiting lists by student group (Upper level JD, LLM, and JD Transfers) can be found here.
August 30, 2017 An updated list of open courses with no waiting lists by student group (Upper level JD, LLM, and JD Transfers) can be found here.
August 29, 2017 An updated list of open courses with no waiting lists by student group (Upper level JD, LLM, and JD Transfers) can be found here.
August 25, 2017 An updated list of open courses with no waiting lists by student group (Upper level JD, LLM, and JD Transfers) can be found here.
August 21, 2017 Applications to Professor Jesse Fried’s Fall 2017 course, Current Issues in Corporate Governance, are being accepted on a rolling basis.  Please follow instructions in the course description to apply to enroll.  NOTE: If you previously sent an application to Lauren Semrau and have not received a response, please re-send using the email addresses provided in the course description.  It is possible that your original application was not received.
August 21, 2017 A list of open courses with no waiting lists by student group (Upper level JD, LLM, and JD Transfers) can be found here.
August 15, 2017 Professor Pat Chew will teach the reading group, Is Justice Blind?, in Spring 2018.
August 11, 2017 Professor Adrian Vermeule’s Spring 2018 seminar, Research Seminar in Administrative Law and Theory, has been cancelled.
August 11, 2017 Professor Scott Brewer will teach the course, Evidence and Reason, in Fall 2017.
August 11, 2017 Professor Scott Brewer will teach the seminar, Contesting Virtue: What Are the Values of Competitive Excellence?, in Fall 2017.
August 9, 2017 Professor Reinier Kraakman will teach the Capstone Seminar for the LL.M. Concentration in Comparative Law, Finance, and Corporate Governance in Fall-Spring 2017.
August 8, 2017 Professor Reinier Kraakman’s Fall 2017 courses, Corporations and Executive and Board Turnover in the S&P 500: Research Seminar have been cancelled.
July 31, 2017 Professor Jody Freeman will teach the seminar, Climate Change Law and Policy, in Spring 2018.
July 25, 2017 The Spring 2018 offering of Negotiation Workshop will now be taught by Professor Michael Moffitt.
July 25, 2017 The Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 offerings of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic will now be taught by Ms. Rachel Viscomi.
July 25, 2017 The Fall 2017 course, Advanced Negotiation: Multiparty Negotiation, Group Decision Making, and Teams will now be taught by Ms. Rachel Viscomi and Ms. Sara del Nido Budish.
July 24, 2017 Ms. Heidi Gardner’s Spring 2018 course, Understanding Law Firms as Businesses, has been cancelled.
July 20, 2017 Professor Lucie White’s full-year course, Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project, has been rescheduled to 7-9pm on Wednesdays.
July 19, 2017 Mr. Ron Klain will teach the seminar, Law and Legal Practice in Campaign Debates, in Spring 2018.
July 18, 2017 Professor John Goldberg’s Fall 2017 seminar, Tort Theory, has been cancelled.
July 18, 2017 Professor John Goldberg’s Spring 2018 reading group, Responsibility, has been cancelled.
July 13, 2017 Ms. Jamie Wacks will teach the course, Legal Profession, in Fall 2017.
July 7, 2017 Mr. John Cushman and Mr. Jordi Weinstock will teach the course, Computer Programming for Lawyers, in Spring 2018.
July 7, 2017 Ms. Caitlin Halligan will teach the seminar, Federalism and States as Public Law Actors, in Spring 2018.
July 7, 2017 HBS Professor Tarun Khanna will teach the jointly-listed course, Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems, in Fall 2017.
July 7, 2017 Professor Kristen Stilt’s Islamic Law: Human Rights Advocacy in the Muslim World will now be taught as a reading group in Spring 2018.
July 6, 2017 Professor Esme Caramello will teach the Racial Justice Reading Group for HLAB students in Spring 2018.
July 6, 2017 Professor Joshua Kleinfeld will teach the course, Jurisprudence: Philosophy in the Practice of Law, in Winter 2018.
June 30, 2017 Professor Kristen Stilt’s Spring 2018 course, Animal Law, is now 2 credits and has been rescheduled for Mondays from 5-7pm.
June 29, 2017 Professor Jacqueline Bhabha will teach the jointly-listed HKS course, Childhood, Adolescence, Youth, and International Human Rights, in Fall 2017.
June 29, 2017 Professor John Ruggie will teach the jointly-listed HKS course, Global Governance, in Fall 2017.
June 29, 2017 Professor David King will teach the jointly-listed HKS course, The U.S. Congress and Law Making, in Spring 2018.
June 29, 2017 Ms. Nana Sarian will teach the course, Fashion Law Lab, in Winter 2018.
June 19, 2017 The JD application deadline for Professor Steiker and Whiting’s Fall/Spring seminar, Criminal Justice Policy Program, has been amended to July 15, 2017.
June 19, 2017 The application deadline for Professor Rabb’s Fall 2017 course, Digital Islamic Law Lab, has been amended to September 1, 2017.
June 19, 2017 Ms. Sharon Block will teach the seminar, Organizing for Economic Justice in the New Economy, in Spring 2018.
June 16, 2017 Professor Pat Chew’s Spring 2018 course, Employment Law and Employment Arbitration, has been cancelled.
June 16, 2017 Professor Pat Chew’s Spring 2018 seminar, The Reasonableness Standard: Practice v. Theory, has been cancelled.
June 12, 2017 Mr. P. David Lopez will teach the seminar, The Frontiers of Civil Rights Enforcement, in Spring 2018.
June 12, 2017 Professor Carol Sanger will teach the course, Reproductive Rights and Practices, in Spring 2018.
June 12, 2017 Professor Carol Sanger will teach the seminar, Meanings of Motherhood: Legal and Historical Perspectives, in Spring 2018.
June 8, 2017 Professor Vladimir Bosiljevac will teach the course, Investments Workshop: Public and Private Equity, in Spring 2018.
June 6, 2017 Professor Elizabeth Bartholet’s Spring 2018 seminar, Future of the Family, has been cancelled.
June 5, 2017 Mr. Michael Fertik will teach the reading group, Digital Privacy, in Spring 2018.
June 5, 2017 Mr. Michael Fertik will teach the course, Entrepreneurial Agreements and Startup Decisions, in Spring 2018.
June 1, 2017 Professor Helena Alviar will teach the seminar, Modernization, Development and Revolution in Latin America: Legal Experiments, in Spring 2018.
June 1, 2017 Professor Helena Alviar will teach the reading group, Arts and the Law: Exploring Connections, in Fall 2017.
June 1, 2017 Professor Daphna Renan and Professor John Manning’s course, Public Law Workshop, has been rescheduled to 5-7pm on Wednesdays in Spring 2018.
May 31, 2017 Mr. Mitchell Presser will teach the course, Cross Border M&A: Drafting, Negotiation & the Auction Process, in Spring 2018.
May 30, 2017 Professor Jack Goldsmith will teach the by-permission seminar, Hard Cybersecurity Tradeoffs, in Spring 2018.
May 30, 2017 Professor Jack Goldsmith’s Spring 2018 seminar, American Conservative Political and Legal Thought, has been cancelled.
May 22, 2017 Mr. Louis Tompros will teach the course, Patent Trial Advocacy, in Fall 2017.
May 3, 2017 Professor Matthew Stephenson’s course, Global Anticorruption Lab, has been rescheduled for Thursdays from 5:10-7:10pm in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
April 26, 2017 Mr. Jonathan Wroblewski will teach the seminar, Sentencing Law, Policy and Practice, in Fall 2017. The seminar will be available for enrollment via the Add/Drop tab in Helios beginning on Friday, May 5th.
April 18, 2017 Judge Denny Chin will teach the course, Asian Americans and the Law, in Spring 2018.
April 18, 2017 Professor Deborah Anker’s course, Immigration Law: Policy and Social Change, has been rescheduled for Wednesdays from 5-7pm in Spring 2018.
April 17, 2017 Dr. Ayelet Libson’s course, Law and Ancient Judaism, has been scheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:20-4:50pm in Fall 2017.
April 17, 2017 Professors Christine Desan and Lucie White will teach the reading group, Law and Development, in Fall 2017.
April 14, 2017 Professor Anna Lvovsky will teach the course, Evidence, in Spring 2018. Please note that this spring multisection course will be available to preference during the Fall Elective round beginning on May 17th.
April 14, 2017 Professor Anna Lvovsky will teach the seminar, History of American Policing, in Fall 2017.
April 14, 2017 Ms. Sabrineh Ardalan will teach the reading group, International Labor Migration: Lawyering for Social Justice in Comparative Contexts, in Fall 2017.
April 14, 2017 Ms. Sabrineh Ardalan’s Fall 2017 seminar, Trauma, Refugees and Asylum Law, has been cancelled.
April 14, 2017 Dr. Ayelet Libson will teach the course, Law and Ancient Judaism, in Fall 2017.
April 14, 2017 Dr. Ayelet Libson will teach the seminar, Religion and Human Rights: Judaism as a Test Case, in Spring 2018.
April 14, 2017 Professor Tom Wheeler’s reading group, Finding the “Public Interest” in Policy Decisions, has been scheduled for Wednesdays from 5-8pm in Fall 2017.
April 14, 2017 Professor Ruth Okediji will teach the seminar, Law and Development in Africa, in Fall 2017.
April 14, 2017 Justice Kagan’s reading group, The Supreme Court’s 2016 Term, has been scheduled for August 28th through 31st from 4-7pm in Fall 2017.
April 13, 2017 Mr. Ko-Yung Tung will teach the reading group, International Investment Arbitration: Policies, Issues and Challenges, in Spring 2018.
April 13, 2017 Ms. Sabrineh Ardalan will teach the course, Immigration Law, in Fall 2017.
April 13, 2017 Professor Elizabeth Bartholet’s course, Employment Discrimination, has been scheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:20-4:50pm in Spring 2018.
April 11, 2017 Professor Elizabeth Bartholet’s course, Employment Discrimination, has been moved to Spring 2018.
April 11, 2017 Professor Elizabeth Bartholet’s Fall 2017 course, Child, Family and State, has been cancelled.
April 11, 2017 Professor Young-Joon Kwon will teach the reading group, Understanding Korean Law, in Spring 2018.
April 11, 2017 Ms. Antonia Apps will teach the course, White Collar Criminal Law and Procedure, in Spring 2018.
April 7, 2017 Professor Scott Westfahl and Ms. Erin Walczewski’s seminar, Innovation in Legal Education and Practice, has been rescheduled for Tuesdays from 5-7pm in Fall 2017.
April 6, 2017 Professor Tom Wheeler will teach the reading group, Finding the “Public Interest” in Policy Decisions, in Fall 2017.
April 6, 2017 Professor Annette Gordon-Reed’s course, The Early American Republic: The United States from 1783-1873, has been scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30pm in Spring 2018.
April 4, 20017 Ms. Nancy Kelly and Mr. John Willshire-Carrera will teach the seminar, Emerging Issues in Refugee Protection: The Representation of Child Asylum Seekers, in Spring 2018.
April 4, 2017 Professor Annette Gordon-Reed’s course, American Legal History 1776-1865, has been rescheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:20-4:50pm in Spring 2018.
April 4, 2017 Mr. Alan Jenkins will teach the course, Communication, Law and Social Justice, in Winter 2018.
April 3, 2017 Professor Jody Freeman will teach the course, Administrative Law, in Spring 2018.
April 3, 2017 Professor Noah Feldman’s course, Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment, has been scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays from 9:50-11:50am in Spring 2018. The course will be available for multisection preferencing for upper-level JD’s.
April 3, 2017 Professor John Coates’ course, Mergers and Acquisitions, has been scheduled for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:15-2:35pm in Spring 2018.
April 3, 2017 Professor John Coates will teach the course, Corporations, in Fall 2017.
March 30, 2017 Professor Bala Dharan’s course, Business Valuation and Analysis, has been scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:20-11:50am in Spring 2018.
March 29, 2017 Professor Michael Gregory will teach the course, Education Reform and School Culture, in Spring 2018.
March 29, 2017 Mr. David McCraw will teach the course, Mass Media Law, in Spring 2018.
March 29, 2017 Mr. Ben Berwick and Mr. Justin Florence will teach the clinical seminar, Legal Tools for Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law in America, in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
March 29, 2017 Professor Ben Saul will teach the course, Public International Law, in Spring 2018.
March 29, 2017 Professor Annette Gordon-Reed will teach the course, The Early American Republic: The United States from 1783-1873, in Spring 2018.
March 29, 2017 Professor Annette Gordon-Reed’s course, American Legal History 1776-1865, has been scheduled for Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:20-4:50pm in Spring 2018.
March 28, 2017 Professor Holger Spamann’s course, Corporations, has been scheduled for Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm in Spring 2018.
March 27, 2017 Mr. Ming Wai Lau’s reading group, China and Hong Kong under the “One Country, Two Systems” Principle, will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 5-7pm in Fall 2017.
March 27, 2017 Dr. Ron Dolin will teach the seminar, Law 2.0: Technology’s Impact on the Practice of Law, in Spring 2018.
March 27, 2017 Professor Vicki Jackson’s reading group, Constitutional Transitions: Both Ways Now?, has been scheduled for Wednesdays from 5-7pm in Spring 2018.
March 27, 2017 Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin will teach the seminar, Legal History Workshop, in Spring 2018.
March 24, 2017 Professor Lewis Sargentich’s reading group, Natural Law and Positive Law, has been scheduled for Wednesdays from 7-9pm in Spring 2018.
March 24, 2017 Mr. Ari Peskoe will teach the reading group, Powering the U.S. Electric Grid, in Fall 2017.
March 24, 2017 Ms. Kate Konschnik will teach the seminar, Contemporary Issues in Oil and Gas Law: Fracking, Takings, Pipelines, and Regulation, in Fall 2017.
March 23, 2017 Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen and Mr. Damian Woetzel will teach the course, Law and Performing Arts, in Fall 2017.
 March 22, 2017 Professor Holger Spamann will teach four modules (Module I, Module II, Module III, Module IV) on Corporate Finance in Spring 2018 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:10am to 10:10am.  Exam types are forthcoming.
March 20, 2017 The By-Permission Courses, Multi-section Courses, and Legal Profession Courses pages have been updated to reflect 2017-2018 courses.