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2022-2023

  • International Intellectual Property Law and Policy

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: Students should have completed, or be concurrently enrolled in, Patent Law. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines fundamental principles of international IP law…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis I

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Drug Product Liability Litigation

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home

    Class participation (10%); short mid-term “bench memorandum” in mid-October (40%); final exam (open book) (50%).
    More…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 1A

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Drug Product Liability Litigation

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home

    Class participation (5%); mid-term (20%); final exam (25%); jury presentation (50%).
    More product liability lawsuits are…

  • Strategic Leadership & Advanced Human Rights Advocacy

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Either the fall International Human Rights Clinic – 3L Leadership Training with Advanced Seminar or the fall Semester in Human Rights Clinic.

  • Housing Law Clinic

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Religious Freedom Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Human Rights Advocacy

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Students enrolled in the fall clinic must enroll in one of the fall Human…

  • Citizenship

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The term “citizenship” has many meanings in sociology, political theory, and law.  It can denote a relationship to a…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 6B

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Water Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class Course coverage includes: origin, development, and current status of prior appropriation and riparian water law systems; ground water controls;…

  • Election Law Clinic

    January 19, 2023

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

  • What should we believe?

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Common sense would suggest that we should believe what the evidence shows? If the evidence shows that my friend…

  • Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic may fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement depending on project assignment. Please contact the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono

  • LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law (3 fall classroom…

  • Labor & Employment Lab

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In this one unit course, students will generate and publish writing on labor and employment law, labor politics, and…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Consumer Protection Clinic

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic (3-5 fallclinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll…

  • International Trade Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course focuses on the law governing international trade as established by the World Trade Organization. It engages…

  • Taxation

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is an introductory study of federal income taxation covering inclusion and exclusion of items in computing gross…

  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Fintech

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class We will explore in this course the law and policy issues that are raised by the use of the…

  • Patent Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course will examine and assess the legal rules in the United States governing patents. We will discuss the…

  • Food Law and Policy Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Contracts 7

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Partnership Tax

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: Taxation or permission of the instructor to waive the prerequisite. Exam Type: In Class This class covers the formation, operation, and liquidation of all…

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

    January 19, 2023

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

  • International Human Rights Clinic

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Contracts 1

    January 19, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class This course examines enforceable promises. It begins with a study of the sources of contract law and the concept of ‘mutual…

  • Misdemeanor Justice

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Misdemeanors comprise the vast bulk of the American criminal system, approximately 80 percent of criminal dockets, yet they are…

  • Election Law

    January 19, 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…

  • Trial Advocacy Workshop

    January 19, 2023

    This course is taught by Professor Ron Sullivan, The Honorable Jay Blitzman, Ms. Brandi Harden, and Professor Dehlia Umunna. Prerequisites: For JD students there…

  • Housing Law Clinical Workshop

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Legal History: English Legal History

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam An introduction to the history of law and legal institutions in England from the Anglo-Saxons to the seventeenth century.

  • Re-imagining global order as Asia re-emerges

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The re-emergence of Asia is posing conceptual and practical challenges to understandings of and frameworks for global order that…

  • Human Rights and International Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines critically what it means to embody human rights conceptions in law at the international level, and…

  • Right-Respecting Tech Amidst Authoritarianism and Conflict

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam As state and non-state actors with authoritarian tendencies seek to gain and wield power, technology can be a weapon…

  • Employment Law Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Sex Equality

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home (open book), or 3 short papers throughout the term for lottery-selected group of students who apply. The relation…

  • Venture Law and Finance

    January 19, 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…

  • Introduction to Japanese Law

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Laws of War

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: Public International Law is recommended. Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home The law of war is one of the oldest branches of international law, but whether…

  • Cyberlaw Clinic

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Introduction to Accounting

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This 1-credit fall course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the accounting information presented in…

  • Legislation and Regulation 3

    January 19, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine the legislative process by which Congress…

  • Trusts and Estates

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines freedom of disposition in American succession law by way of: (a) intestate succession; (b) wills (including…

  • Food Law and Policy

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Organizing for Economic Justice in the New Economy

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Even as we enter a period of tight labor markets, the rate of workers in unions continues to decline.