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Academic Periods

2022-2023

  • Constitutional Law 6

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Consumer Protection Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Consumer Protection Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom credits). This clinic…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Sports Law Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will not fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: This clinic requires that students have taken at least…

  • Human Rights Advocacy

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). Students enrolled in the spring clinic must enroll in this seminar or the Introduction…

  • Framing, Narrative, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In this seminar we will examine the ways in which the rhetorical and communications principles of framing and narrative…

  • Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None. Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This is one of the basic courses in American Constitutional Law. It focuses primarily on Equal Protection and Due…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Advanced Legal Research

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: For JD students, completion of First Year Legal Research and Writing. For LLM students, completion of LRWA I is required and an enrollment…

  • Government Lawyer: Attorney General Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: The Role of the State Attorney General (2 fall classroom…

  • Property 5

    January 18, 2023

    Exam type: One-Day Take-home This course deals with characteristic arrangements under American law for the creation and transfer of rights to control and exploit property.

  • Law and Inequality Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In this course we will explore concepts of inequality from a range of disciplinary perspectives. We will also consider…

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

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono or experiential learning requirement. Required Class Component: Students in the spring clinic must enroll…

  • Food and Drug Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam
    A paper is required.
    This course explores the full range of federal regulation of products subject to the…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar (3 spring classroom…

  • Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic (1 required spring clinical credit; option for winter term clinical credit and additional spring clinical…

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Immigration and Refugee Advocacy (2 spring classroom credits). This clinic…

  • Mass Media Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The class examines how the First Amendment, in combination with tort law, statutes, and common-law principles, shapes the rights…

  • Special Education Advocacy for Students Impacted by Trauma

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Clinic Component: Education Law Clinic: Individual Representation (4-5 spring clinical credits). This…

  • Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Judicial Process in Trial Courts (2 spring classroom credits). This…

  • Government Lawyer: Attorney General Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: The Role of the State Attorney General (2 fall classroom…

  • Private Law Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission of the instructors. Students who wish to be considered for the seminar should submit a CV to Henry Smith (hesmith@law.harvard.edu).

  • Negotiation Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    This course is co-taught by Sheila Heen, Morgan Franklin, Ariel Eckblad, Alonzo Emery, Debbie Goldstein, and Pedro Spivakovsky-Gonzalez. Note: This course is restricted to first-year…

  • Race and the Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type:One-Day Take-home This course will explore the role of race and ethnicity in American legal jurisprudence and history. Areas of focus will…

  • Political Economy and Its Future

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam; Paper in lieu of examination The world’s economic and political order reels under mounting challenges: the global financial crisis, the…

  • Contracts 3

    January 18, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class This is a course that will offer to students legal cultural literacy in common law contracts.

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 2L

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Introduction to Advocacy: Ethics and Skills in Clinical Practice (1…

  • Housing Law Clinical Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Housing Law Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 3L

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will count towards the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Advanced Clinical Practice (1 fall classroom credit + 1…

  • Employment Law Workshop: Strategies for Social Change

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Employment Law Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in…

  • Sports Law Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will not fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: This clinic requires that students have taken at least…

  • Bonobo Sisterhood

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The Bonobo Sisterhood reading group explores the power and potential of female alliances to disrupt patriarchal systems. Through a…

  • The Role of the Article III Judge

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: 1L Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment, or Constitutional Law: First Amendment Exam Type: No Exam The contemporary debate…

  • Consumer Protection Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Consumer Protection Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • Transactional Law Clinics

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Transactional Law Clinical Workshop (2 spring classroom credits). This clinic…

  • Mind and Criminal Responsibility in the Anglo-American Tradition

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam. Grades will be based upon short responses to weekly readings, a small project and presentation, and class participation. This…

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have taken, or are concurrently taking, Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and the…

  • Transactional Law Clinical Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Transactional Law Clinics (4-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • International Human Rights Clinic

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar (3 spring classroom…

  • Leadership Fundamentals

    January 18, 2023

    Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students only. The drop deadline for 1L January Experiential Term (JET) classes is December 2, 2022. Students…

  • Housing Law Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Housing Law Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom credits). This clinic…

  • Education Law Clinic: Individual Representation

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Special Education Advocacy for Students Impacted by Trauma (2 fall…

  • Immigration and Refugee Advocacy

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • American Legal History: Law, Economy, and Society in the Era of the American Revolution

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The seminar will examine the legal and constitutional history of late-colonial America and the early republic, an era that…

  • Taxation of Business Corporations

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: Taxation Exam Type: In Class This course covers the major tax law and policy issues involved in the organization, operation, and restructuring of U.S.

  • Public Health Law and Policy

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: This seminar is open to LLM students by permission. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar provides an overview of the historical law and policy…

  • Immigration Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: Prior completion of a course in U.S. Constitutional Law that covers separation of powers and federalism is recommended, but not required. Exam Type: In…

  • Criminal Justice Institute: Criminal Defense Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Open to 3Ls only. Required Class Component: Criminal Justice Institute: Defense Theory and…