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Academic Periods

2021-2022

  • Writing Group: Administrative law, legislation, and statutory interpretation

    January 31, 2023

    Students enrolling in Spring groups are required to submit a signed Writing Group Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office by February 4, 2022.

  • Global Anticorruption Lab

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (mstephen@law.harvard.edu); the…

  • Legislation and Regulation 3

    January 31, 2023

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine how Congress and administrative agencies adopt…

  • Legislation and Regulation 2

    January 31, 2023

    Exam: One-Day Take-home This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine the legislative process by which Congress…

  • Administrative Law

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: One-Day Take-home This course will study the law governing federal administrative agencies, and related matters of policy and theory. Using the…

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have completed 1L Constitutional Law or Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth…

  • The Supreme Court as a Lawmaking Institution

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: Constitutional Law Exam Type: No Exam Although the Supreme Court is ostensibly subject to the same Article III constraints as other federal…

  • Corporations

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: There is no formal prerequisite for the course. Students without a basic familiarity – not necessarily expertise – with rudimentary accounting and finance concepts,…

  • Venture Law and Finance

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: This course is open to students who have taken Corporations, or by permission of the instructor to waive the prerequisite. Students should be willing…

  • Current Issues in Securities Regulation

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: Corporations or permission of the instructor to waive the prerequisite. Exam Type: No Exam Students will read and discuss materials relating to current issues…

  • M&A Litigation

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: Admission to this seminar is by permission of the instructor. Students should send a CV and brief statement of their background and interest in…

  • Torts 7

    January 27, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class This course concerns the legal protection afforded in civil proceedings against interference by others with security of one’s person, property…

  • Natural Law and Positive Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam There will be no paper or exam, and class will be graded credit/no credit. We will look briefly at…

  • Critical Race Theorists and their Critics

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines the role of the law and legal activism in perpetuating and alleviating racial inequality in the…

  • Election Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This is a survey course American election law. Topics include democratic theory; the structure of republican government; the sources…

  • Civil Procedure 7

    January 27, 2023

    Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course covers what should, should not, and does happen when someone files (or considers filing) a civil lawsuit.

  • Introduction to Islamic Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course is a broad introduction to Islamic law in historical and contemporary forms.  We will first cover…

  • Animal Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites, and 1L students are welcome in the class. Exam Type: One Day Take-Home Students will be evaluated on the basis…

  • Designing a Central Bank Digital Currency for the United States

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Over the past decade, the emergence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Libra has put pressure on central banks around…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home
    Students enrolled in the course will be expected to prepare one short research paper on a…

  • Securities Regulation

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class In addition to an in-class examination, students will be asked to participate in blog postings on a range of…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam. Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to daily assignments, some…

  • Writing Group: Topics in financial regulation, investor and consumer protection, securities regulation, international finance, and federal budget policy

    January 27, 2023

    Students enrolling in Fall-Spring groups are required to submit a signed Writing Group Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office by September 17, 2021.

  • The Sugya in The Babylonian Talmud

    January 25, 2023

    Prerequisites: A certain amount of experience with the Talmud and ability to prepare the text in the original language, or, permission of the instructor. Exam

  • Evidence

    January 25, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In-Class This course will examine the rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing on both the practical application and impact…

  • Legal History Workshop: Intimacy and the Law

    January 25, 2023

    Classroom: For weeks 1, 2, 7, 11, and 12, this workshop will meet in WCC 3011 and in Hauser 104 for Weeks 3, 4, 5,…

  • Evidence

    January 25, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In-Class This course will examine the rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing on both the practical application and impact…

  • Disability, Human Rights, and Development

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course examines the current and future status of disability rights as a focus for both human rights theory…

  • Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: Introductory Constitutional Law. For LLM students, enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Exam Type: No Exam This is an advanced constitutional law seminar…

  • Legal History: American Legal Education

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    A research paper will be required rather than a final examination.
    This seminar is designed for students…

  • International Intellectual Property Transactions

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home International IP transactions are extremely common in the global knowledge-based and data-driven economy. The legal rules that govern…

  • From Nuremberg to The Hague– Law, The Individual and the Group

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will explore the origins of modern international criminal law and looks at their impact on current directions.

  • The International Law of the Sea

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course explores the international law of the sea, which is one of the most important and compelling areas…

  • International Human Rights

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home The course will introduce students to the concepts of human rights, within the system of public international law.

  • International Criminal Law

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home International Criminal Law examines how the international legal system attempts to name and address the gravest crimes in…

  • Climate Change and the Politics of International Law

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home As climate change has come to be seen as an urgent global problem, there has been a turn…

  • Environmental Justice

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Environmental justice has taken center stage as a social, political, and legal issue in recent years, and one cannot…

  • Evidence

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Evidence is a recommended prerequisite for the Trial Advocacy Workshop and can be the basis for certification to practice in conjunction with some…

  • Evidence

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class In this course we will study the basic rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing primarily on…

  • Lincoln-Douglass

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam More books are said to have been written about Abraham Lincoln than about any other human being.  What is…

  • Reforming the American Constitution

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The main impetus for the Constitution of 1787 was the perception, spelled out in the very first paragraph of…

  • Media Images & The Law: Contesting Media in the Modern Era

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines mass media depictions and imaging in our increasingly-tumultuous modern era. It situates this loaded imaging process…

  • Race & The Law: America’s Ongoing Struggle with Changing Conceptions of Race

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course examines key intersections of race, politics, and law within a historical trajectory of evolving conceptions and associated…

  • Law & Democracy: The Incomplete Experiment

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar interrogates the ways in which democracy, as practiced in the United States, continues to form. In doing…

  • International Taxation

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: Taxation Exam Type: In Class This course will cover the basic federal income tax concepts, policy and law relating to taxation of foreign persons…

  • Contested Domains: Comparative and International Legal Struggles over Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None. Previous exposure to women’s/gender studies and/or international human rights law will be helpful. For additional background, the following books are on reserve:

  • Foundations of International Arbitration: Theory and Practice

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Through a combination of lectures and in-class simulations, this course will (i) provide an overview of the foundational aspects…