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  • Corporate Accountability in Armed Conflict

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law, Law of War, International Criminal Law or International Human Rights Law Exam Type: No Exam This upper-level reading group will examine…

  • Partnership Tax

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Transgender Law & Politics

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam An intensive examination of the legal, social, and political issues raised by the status and treatment of transgender persons,…

  • Property 3

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This course deals with characteristic arrangements under American law for the creation and transfer of rights to control and exploit property.

  • Empirical Law and Finance

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Empirical tools have been increasingly used in litigation, regulation, and policymaking in the fields of corporate law, corporate governance,…

  • Human Rights and International Law

    September 29, 2022

    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…

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

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam type: Any Day Take-Home This course focuses on the structure of the United States government, including the doctrines of separation of powers…

  • (Jewish) Law and Story

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type:None Narrative and law; agada and halakha, story and rule. In recent decades the relationship between these pairs has become a central…

  • Corporations A

    September 29, 2022

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

  • A Democracy Initiative

    September 29, 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,…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Mediation Clinical Seminar

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Harvard Mediation Clinic (1 clinical credit). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in…

  • Legal Profession

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course offers a look at the organization, economics, operation, and ideology of the legal profession. We will…

  • Race & The Law: America’s Ongoing Struggle with Changing Conceptions of Race

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course examines key intersections of race, politics, and law within a historical trajectory of evolving conceptions and associated…

  • Property 2

    September 29, 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…

  • Critical Race Theory

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will consider one of the newest intellectual currents within American Legal Theory – Critical Race Theory. Emerging…

  • Corporate Finance

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Students must have taken Analytical Methods, Introduction to Finance Concepts, or a similar introduction to basic present value calculations at HLS or elsewhere. Exam

  • Criminal Law 5

    September 29, 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…

  • Comparative Corporate Governance

    September 29, 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,…

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Students interested in applying to join the Lab should submit a short (300 word maximum) statement of interest to Professor Hanson. The…

  • Poverty Law Workshop: A Toolkit for Addressing Inequity & Homelessness

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None. The course is an optional co-requisite for students enrolled in the Safety Net Project of the Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic at…

  • Civil Procedure 5

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course covers what should, should not, and does happen when someone files (or considers filing) a civil lawsuit.

  • Evidence

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home NOTE: This class will generally meet for 80 minute sessions. Several 2-hour classes will be scheduled in lieu of…

  • Migration, Refugees, and Human Rights

    September 29, 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…

  • When to Talk and When to Fight

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam By definition, equality and justice underscore our legal system. We face questions like: How do we apply the law…

  • Legal Innovation Through Design Thinking

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Students participating in this Legal Innovation Through Design Thinking seminar will have the opportunity to: work collaboratively in small…

  • Legal Profession

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course is divided into two parts. The first part, focusing on the regulation of attorney conduct by…

  • Corporate Criminal Investigations

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The criminal investigation and prosecution of corporate misconduct are among the most high profile areas of focus for federal…

  • Communication, Law and Social Justice

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will introduce students to the role that written, oral, and multi-media communications play in the development of…

  • Copyright

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course examines the law of copyright and its role within the overall framework of intellectual…

  • Deals

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have taken, or are concurrently taking, Corporations. For LLM students, Corporations must be taken…

  • Legal History: English Legal History

    September 29, 2022

    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.

  • Behavioral Economics, Law and Public Policy

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required. Please send your CV to Brenda Bee (bbee@law.harvard.edu). Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore a series of issues…

  • Civil Procedure 6

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This course examines the procedures that courts follow in civil actions, with a focus on federal courts. Topics include personal and…

  • Contracts 2

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Legislation and Regulation 7

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Foundations of International Arbitration: Theory and Practice

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Through a combination of lectures and in-class simulations, this course will (i) provide an overview of the foundational aspects…

  • Taxation

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Contracts 1

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    September 29, 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.).

  • Contracts 7

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • The New Supreme Court: changing views on the fundamental structure of government

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will examine changing judicial views on fundamental questions concerning the structure of government. The new composition of…

  • Administrative Law

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Bankruptcy

    September 29, 2022

    Co-requisite: Students without prior basic exposure to business should normally take Corporations concurrently. Exam Type: In Class This basic bankruptcy course covers the major…

  • Evidence

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class In this course we will study the basic rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing primarily on…

  • Legal History Workshop: Sex and the Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop, offered as a 1-credit course held over six sessions, aims to provide students with historical perspectives on…

  • Contracts 6

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course will cover the basics of the law of contracts. It includes the doctrines that govern contract formation, contract interpretation,…