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Academic Periods

2022-2023

  • Restorative and Transformative Justice

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Please send a one paragraph description of your related background and interest in the subject area to the instructor. Exam Type: No…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course explores the individual and associational rights protected under the First Amendment, including the Speech and Press Clauses,…

  • Constitutional Law 1

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class In this class, we will develop a conception of constitutional interpretation that explains — and maybe justifies — the Court’s jurisprudence…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 5B

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • Current Topics in the Law of Work and Gender

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore the subjects of work and gender, their relationship, and how the law regulates their…

  • International Criminal Law

    November 14, 2022

    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…

  • Wielding Impact: Economics as Tool for Justice

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The study of the law is inextricably linked with the study of what constitutes justice. Yet formalistic legal doctrine…

  • Workshop on Law and Political Economy

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop is devoted to reading and discussing new scholarly work on law and political economy. Outside speakers and…

  • The International Law of the Sea

    November 14, 2022

    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…

  • The Constitution and the First Congress

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Starting in 1789, Congress took the lead in shaping the federal Constitution. Controversies emerged over structuring the executive and…

  • Legal Profession

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course considers three categories of materials. First, we will study the nature of professionalism in American society…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 6A

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • M&A Innovation: Doctrine, Theory, and Practice

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Merger and acquisition (“M&A”) deals evolve in response to doctrinal developments, economic and social changes, and the business purpose…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 4B

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 5A

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • Education, Equity, and Democracy

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore the role K-12 public education does and should occupy in American law, life, and…

  • Interpreting “The Judicial Power”

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Article III is notoriously curt. This observation is particularly true with respect to its Vesting Clause. While Article I…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

    November 14, 2022

    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…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar

    November 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…

  • Framing, Narrative, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence

    November 14, 2022

    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…

  • Management and Leadership Skills for Lawyers

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will study ways for lawyers to become outstanding leaders and managers in different organizational settings: private…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 4A

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • Lawyering for Children & Youth Clinical Seminar

    November 14, 2022

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

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 2B

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 2A

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 1B

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • Access to Justice in the Digital World

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group explores the impact of new and emerging digital technologies on the longstanding barriers that low-income and…

  • ERISA

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Familiarity with one or more of: trusts & estates, federal income tax, corporations – is recommended but not required. Exam Type: Any Day Take-home…

  • Housing Law Clinical Workshop

    November 14, 2022

    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…

  • Child Advocacy Clinic

    November 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Lawyering for Children & Youth Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom…

  • Legal Problems in Cybersecurity and Cyber Conflict

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: TBD Cybersecurity and cyber conflict pose unique legal problems for governments, companies and citizens, with profound implications for the future of…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 1A

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • Public Law Workshop

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required for enrollment. Applicants should send a resume and statement of interest (with reference to prior coursework and experience related to…

  • Advanced Legal Research

    November 14, 2022

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

  • Federal Courts Clinic

    November 14, 2022

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

  • The Role of the State Attorney General

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type:Any Day Take-Home. Also with paper option by permission. The role of state attorneys general has dramatically expanded as these elected officials…

  • Forced Arbitration and the American Civil Justice System

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Americans increasingly find themselves subject to binding arbitration clauses imposed by corporations on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. A broad range…

  • Constitutional Law 2

    November 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…

  • Property 5

    November 14, 2022

    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.

  • Classical Liberalism and the Rule of Law

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam
    Students will be expected to complete two short papers in response to course readings, and a longer paper…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    November 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (1 fall + 1 spring classroom credit). Students…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 7B

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • Current Topics in Latino Civil Rights

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In 2019, the number of Latinos reached a record 60.6 million — 18% of the U.S. population. Latinos constituted…

  • Knowledge As Power in Law and Science

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: By permission. Interested students should send one of the faculty a short statement of interest. Exam Type: No Exam

    Evaluation is a…

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

    November 14, 2022

    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…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 7A

    November 14, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…