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2022-2023

  • Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The intersection of criminal law and immigration law is a growing field of law that is at the forefront…

  • Criminal Law 5

    December 4, 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…

  • Mediation Clinic

    December 4, 2022

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

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 3A

    December 4, 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…

  • Religious Freedom Clinical Seminar

    December 4, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Religious Freedom Clinic (3-5 fallclinical credits). Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None. By Permission: Yes. Applications are due by May 16, 2022. Add/Drop Deadline: August…

  • Criminal Law 7

    December 4, 2022

    Exam: In Class This course considers the role criminal law and legal actors have played in constructing the modern American penal system. We begin by…

  • Consumer Financial Market Regulation

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Consumer financial products and services, and especially the wide range of credit products from mortgages to payday and pawn…

  • Evidence

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home and Short In-Class Examination The law of Evidence regulates the presentation of factual information in the Anglo-American jury…

  • Contracts 4

    December 4, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class The body of law concerned with private agreements, including contract formation, interpretation, conditions, excuse of performance, and remedies for breach, is…

  • Religious Freedom Clinic

    December 4, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Religious Freedom Clinic Seminar (2 fall classroom credits). The clinic and…

  • Civil Procedure 7

    December 4, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class An introduction to federal civil procedure.

  • The Judicial Role in a Democracy

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In modern constitutional democracies, supreme court judges assume a role that entangles them in many of the most contentious…

  • A Democracy Initiative

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In this course, we will construct a package of reforms that might be offered as a referendum or initiative,…

  • Compromise

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Our reading course on “Compromise” is brand new, so this description is necessarily tentative with regard to specific assignments.

  • Economic Analysis of Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class What effects does law have? Do corporations pollute less, market safer products, and adhere more often to their…

  • Ethics, Economics and the Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Explores controversies about the use of markets and market reasoning in areas such as organ sales, procreation, environmental regulation,…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 1A

    December 4, 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…

  • An Introduction to American Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam: One-Day Take-Home Designed primarily for LL.M. students trained as lawyers outside of the United States, An Introduction to American Law provides a…

  • Legislation and Regulation 5

    December 4, 2022

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course will introduce students to how the legislative and executive branches make law. Statutes passed by Congress and regulations promulgated…

  • Employment Law Clinic

    December 4, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Employment Law Workshop: Advocacy Skills (2 fall classroom credits). This…

  • Criminal Procedure: Investigations

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines the relationship between the people and the police, primarily by examining the constitutional doctrines of the…

  • Migration, Refugees, and Human Rights

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No HLS Exam Migration is a central political and moral issue of our time and its impacts will continue to alter…

  • The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will examine key readings and projects surrounding the ethics and governance of the opaque complex adaptive…

  • Corporate and Capital Markets Law and Policy

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken (or are taking concurrently) the Corporations course…

  • Jurisprudence: Legal Ideals

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home The liberal ideal of legality yields both formalization of law (law as formal rules or doctrines) and idealization…

  • Securities Regulation

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class

    In addition to an in-class examination, students will be asked to participate in blog postings on a…

  • Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Workshop

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: By Permission. Interested students should send a resume and a brief statement describing their interest in the course and in appellate advocacy to Liz…

  • Theories About Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    There will be two short papers in lieu of an examination. One will be assigned midway through…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course is one of the basic courses in the field. It addresses the Freedom of Speech, the…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course teaches foreign-educated LL.M. students how U.S. lawyers conduct legal research, analyze and frame legal positions, and present their work…

  • Criminal Law 4

    December 4, 2022

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course considers the basic themes of substantive criminal law, including criminal responsibility; the significance of act, intent, causation, and result;…

  • Comparative Corporate Governance

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home

    Paper option available. The business corporation is a central institution in the modern capitalist economy. There are,…

  • Food Law and Policy

    December 4, 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…

  • Public International Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This is an introductory course to public international law. The first part of the course provides a classical foundation…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis I

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This series of lectures and discussions introduces foreign-educated LL.M. students to the foundations of the U.S. legal system and…

  • From Protest to Law: Triumphs and Defeats in Struggles for Racial Justice, 1950-1970

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    The requirement for the course is writing that amounts to about thirty double spaced pages. The…

  • Employment Law Workshop: Advocacy Skills

    December 4, 2022

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

  • Legal Profession

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course will explore the rules and the standards of professional responsibility and legal ethics through the lens of…

  • Civil Procedure 3

    December 4, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This course concerns the procedures that apply in civil litigation. It will primarily focus on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,…

  • Introduction to Japanese Law

    December 4, 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…

  • Contracts 5

    December 4, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class The body of law concerned with private agreements, including contract formation, interpretation, conditions, excuse of performance, and remedies for breach, is…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 2A

    December 4, 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…

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: Students should have some exposure to microeconomics or a related discipline (e.g., Analytical Methods, Law & Economics, an undergraduate class in economics, finance, etc.).

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 4A

    December 4, 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…

  • Contemporary Dilemmas in Dispute Resolution

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore situations and applications that challenge core principles in negotiation, mediation, and dispute systems design…

  • Legal Profession – The New Market for Personal Legal Services: Ethical and Professional Challenges

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Whether in solo, small firm or not for profit legal aid offices, new modes of serving clients of modest…

  • Statistics for Lawyers

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course will cover foundational statistical concepts and how they are used in litigation. Statistical methods arise in a…

  • Employment Discrimination

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course considers legal prohibitions on employment discrimination. It focuses on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,…

  • Space Law and Policy

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home The global space industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy, underpinning trillions of dollars in…

  • Stakeholder Capitalism

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites:There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken or are taking concurrently the Corporations course at…