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Academic Periods

2021-2022

  • Torts 5

    September 26, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class Most simply, a tort is a civil wrong not arising from contract. But tort law also reflects much deeper questions about…

  • Financial Accounting and Valuation

    September 22, 2022

    Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students only. The drop deadline for 1L January Experiential Term (JET) classes is Friday, December 3, 2021.

  • Contracts 7

    September 22, 2022

    Exam Type: In class This course will provide a comprehensive study of the law that governs enforceable promises. It begins with a study of…

  • Corporate Finance

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites, but a corporations course is strongly advised. Exam Type: In Class This course addresses the fundamentals of financial economics and reviews applications…

  • Introduction to Japanese Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is designed to introduce the non-specialist law student to major features of the Japanese legal system. The…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: This course draws on a background of US history and constitutional history. Students who are unsure of their preparedness are encouraged to check with…

  • Food Law and Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites for JD students. LLM students must seek faculty permission. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will present an overview of topics in…

  • Taxation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course focuses on the U.S. federal income tax and the policy considerations that inform the design of the…

  • Investment Management Law: Private Funds and Other Issues

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course covers the fundamental legal and regulatory regimes that govern private fund sponsor businesses. The course will focus…

  • Food Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Food Law and Policy (2 fall classroom credits). Some seats…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Contracts 4

    September 14, 2022

    Exam: In Class Contract law is the study of legally enforceable promises, normally exchanged as part of a bargain. Contracts are the main means by…

  • Health Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Students in the fall clinic must enroll in either Public…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic, either during winter-spring (2 winter clinical credits + 8 spring clinical credits) or spring clinic (8…

  • Employment Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home In this 4-credit course, we will examine the laws that govern and structure the employment relationship in nonunion…

  • Corporate Governance

    September 14, 2022

    Co/Prerequisites: Corporations Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will focus on current debates about the governance of the public corporation and its purpose. Topics…

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law (2…

  • Evidence

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Government Lawyer

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: U.S. Attorney Clinic (4-5 clinical credits; either fall or spring semester). Students who are accepted into this clinic will be…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Criminal Law 1

    September 14, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This course considers the basic themes of substantive criminal law, including criminal responsibility, the significance of act, intent, causation and result,…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The course will examine the law that governs corporations, with a focus on the on the protection of shareholders…

  • Advanced Issues in Administrative Law and Theory

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission; applicants should submit a resume and a short (1-2 paragraph) statement of interest and relevant background by January 1, 2022…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (2 fall classroom credits). Students who are accepted…

  • Criminal Law 5

    September 14, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This course considers the basic themes and doctrines of substantive criminal law, including criminal responsibility, the significance of act, intent, causation…

  • Advanced Topics in Jewish Law and Legal Theory: Angels in Jewish Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: This seminar will be by permission of the instructor, who strongly prefers that students have a background in advanced study of Jewish legal material.

  • Mediation Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Mediation Clinical Seminar (1 spring classroom credit). This clinic…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Students interested in applying to join the Lab should submit a short (300 word maximum) statement of interest to Professor Hanson. The…

  • Antitrust Law & Economics – Global

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Note: Students who have taken U.S. Antitrust Law may not take this course because it duplicates the U.S. portion of the material covered…

  • Pathways to Leadership Workshop for the Public Sector

    September 14, 2022

    Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students only. The drop deadline for 1L January Experiential Term (JET) classes is Friday, December 3, 2021.

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law (2…

  • Civil Procedure 6

    September 14, 2022

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This is a course about the processes that courts follow in deciding disputes in noncriminal cases. It deals with the way…

  • Food Law and Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites for JD students. LLM students must seek faculty permission. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will present an overview of topics in…

  • Analytical Methods for Lawyers

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None. This course is designed to be fully accessible to those with no prior quantitative training or background in the subjects covered. Exam Type:

  • Administrative Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course will study law making and law application by executive departments of government. Using the material covered in…

  • Civil Procedure 4

    September 14, 2022

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course examines the theory and practice of civil litigation, and the rules and statutes that govern the process by which…

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: 1L Constitutional Law or Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment; students who have not completed that pre-requisite may enroll only with…

  • Constitutional Law 4

    September 14, 2022

    Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course provides an introduction to the structure of the U.S. Constitution and the rights and liberties it defines. Topics…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (2 fall classroom credits). Students who are accepted…

  • Capital Punishment in America

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: For JD students, Criminal Law is required. For LLM students, permission of the instructor is required to waive the requisite. Exam Type: In…

  • Venture Law and Finance

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is co-taught by Professors Bebchuk, Kaplow, Spier, Spamann and Prof. Oliver Hart, an Andrew E. Furer Professor…

  • Legislation and Regulation 3

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 6A

    September 14, 2022