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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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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…

Research Programs and Centers

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Consumer Protection Clinic Fall 2024 Clinic Roger Bertling
Consumer Protection Clinic Spring 2025 Clinic Roger Bertling
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Corporate Restructuring Fall 2024 Course Jared Ellias
Cyberlaw Clinic Fall 2024 Clinic Christopher Bavitz
Cyberlaw Clinic Spring 2025 Clinic Christopher Bavitz
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