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Contracts regulate transactions ranging from cell phone plans to corporate mergers. They are the main means by which people and firms do business with each other and more generally enable us to use agreements to define rights and obligations that we owe to one another. At Harvard Law School, students have the opportunity to become expert in the legal rules and principles that determine how contracts are formed, interpreted and enforced, as well as larger questions of the proper aims and role of contract law in our legal system.

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Fried shares expertise on life’s contracts

Professor Charles Fried spoke at the Faculty Speaker Series at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston last week, drawing from his HarvardX course “Contract Law:…


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Cyberlaw Clinic

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, provides high-quality, pro-bono legal services to appropriate clients on issues relating to…

Sports Law Clinic

Sports Law clinical placements are in a variety of settings, including legal departments of major leagues or sports franchises, and with law firms and lawyers…

Transactional Law Clinics

The Transactional Law Clinics consist of the Business and Non-Profit Clinic, the Real Estate Clinic, the Entertainment Law Clinic, and the Community Enterprise Project. These…

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