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  • Reproductive Rights and Justice

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The course materials and discussions span constitutional law, the political and legislative processes, and health law. Course topics…

  • Race and the Law

    February 2, 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…

  • Legal Problems in Cybersecurity and Cyber Conflict

    February 2, 2023

    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…

  • Environmental Justice

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Environmental justice has taken center stage as a social, political, and legal issue in recent years, and one cannot…

  • Employment Law

    February 2, 2023

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

  • Corporate Finance

    February 2, 2023

    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…

  • Asian Americans and the Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home This course examines the legal issues that have confronted Asian Americans in the United States from the 19th…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    February 1, 2023

    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…

  • Legislation and Regulation 3

    January 31, 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…

  • Legislation and Regulation 2

    January 31, 2023

    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…

  • Legislation and Regulation 3

    January 31, 2023

    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…

  • Legislation and Regulation 3

    January 31, 2023

    Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It…

  • Administrative Law

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: One-Day Take-home This course will study the law governing federal administrative agencies, and related matters of policy and theory. Using the…

  • Legislation and Regulation 2

    January 31, 2023

    Exam: One-Day Take-home This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine the legislative process by which Congress…

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    January 31, 2023

    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…

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have completed 1L Constitutional Law or an equivalent course in another law school. For…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course will deal principally with the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment. Free Exercise and Establishment Clause…

  • Jurisprudence

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home Jurisprudence is the silent and controlling partner in every judge’s and every lawyer’s reasoning about law. A judge,…

  • Venture Law and Finance

    January 31, 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…

  • Corporations

    January 31, 2023

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

  • Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home The subject of this course is the criminal process “from bail to jail.” We will address some of the…

  • Comparative Constitutional Law

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites:None, constitutional law/politics (of any jurisdiction) helpful but not required. Exam Type:No Exam This course is a study of constitutional law and politics from a…

  • Legislation and Regulation 4

    January 30, 2023

    Exam type: One-Day Take-Home This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine how Congress and executive agencies adopt…

  • Classical Liberalism and the Rule of Law

    January 30, 2023

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

  • Criminal Law 1

    January 30, 2023

    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,…

  • Constitutional Law 6

    January 30, 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…

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisite or Corequisite: Corporations. For LLM students with the relevant background but who have not taken Corporations at HLS, contact Prof. Coates’s assistant, Stacy Tollman…

  • Torts 5

    January 30, 2023

    Exam Type: tbd Tort law is the law addressing civil wrongs not arising out of contract. Torts typically fall under one of three theories of…

  • Constitutional Law 3

    January 30, 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.

  • Legal Profession: Public Interest Lawyering

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course will explore the application of the rules and the standards of professional responsibility and legal ethics to…

  • Property 7

    January 30, 2023

    Exam Type: One-day take-home exam. This course deals with characteristic arrangements under American law for the creation and transfer of rights to control and exploit…

  • Negotiation Workshop

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam *Cross-Registrants: Please note that cross-registrants interested in taking the Workshop must participate in the online application process for the…

  • Constitutional Law 7

    January 30, 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…

  • Torts 2

    January 30, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class This course concerns the legal protection afforded in civil proceedings against interference by others with security of one’s person, property…

  • Criminal Law 2

    January 30, 2023

    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,…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is one of two basic courses in Constitutional Law. We will study the Freedom of Speech in…

  • Torts 7

    January 27, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class This course concerns the legal protection afforded in civil proceedings against interference by others with security of one’s person, property…

  • Introduction to Islamic Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course is a broad introduction to Islamic law in historical and contemporary forms.  We will first cover…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home
    Students enrolled in the course will be expected to prepare one short research paper on a…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam. Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to daily assignments, some…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam. Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to daily assignments, some…

  • Securities Regulation

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class

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

  • Legislation and Regulation 5

    January 25, 2023

    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…

  • Change in Jewish Law

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-home History is encoded in legal documents and systems. This is a truism of academic approaches to law, and…

  • International Intellectual Property Transactions

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home International IP transactions are extremely common in the global knowledge-based and data-driven economy. The legal rules that govern…

  • International Taxation

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will cover the basic federal income tax concepts, policy and…

  • Criminal Law 7

    January 23, 2023

    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…