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  • Contextual Constitutionalism: The View From Race

    February 3, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule

    If class size permits, class participation will be considered in…

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    February 3, 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…

  • Bonobo Sisterhood

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The Bonobo Sisterhood reading group explores the power and potential of female alliances to disrupt patriarchal systems. Through a…

  • Taxation

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course focuses on the U.S. federal income tax and the policy considerations that inform the design of the…

  • Systemic Advocacy for Safe and Supportive Schools

    February 2, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Education Law Clinic: Legislative and Administrative Lawyering (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the…

  • Evidence

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course will study the basic rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing on the Federal Rules of…

  • Workshop on Law and Political Economy

    February 2, 2023

    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…

  • Communications and Internet Law and Policy

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The course will provide an introduction and overview to questions of communications and Internet law and policy. The intensive…

  • Law and Political Economy

    February 2, 2023

    Why do McDonald’s workers in Denmark earn more than twice as much as do McDonald’s workers in the United States, while the Heritage Foundation ranks…

  • 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…

  • Public International Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take Home This is an introductory course to public international law. The first part of the course examines the nature,…

  • Mediation

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The primary focus of this experiential learning course is on developing mediation skills — as a mediator and also…

  • 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…

  • International Taxation

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: Taxation Exam Type: In Class This course will cover the basic federal income tax concepts, policy and law relating to taxation of foreign persons…

  • Foreign Relations Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: Knowledge of international law is useful, but not essential. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore key doctrines and concepts of foreign relations…

  • 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…

  • Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Workshop

    January 31, 2023

    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…

  • Corruption and Anticorruption: Selected Topics

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will focus on the problem of corruption, principally public corruption (bribery, embezzlement, etc.) in developing and…

  • 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…

  • Corruption and Anticorruption: Selected Topics

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will focus on the problem of corruption, principally public corruption (bribery, embezzlement, etc.) in developing and…

  • 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…

  • Global Anticorruption Lab

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (mstephen@law.harvard.edu); the…

  • Global Anticorruption Lab

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (mstephen@law.harvard.edu); 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • M&A Litigation

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: Admission to this seminar is by permission of the instructor. Students should send a CV and brief statement of their background and interest in…

  • Drafting and Negotiating Complex Cross-Border M&A Transactions

    January 30, 2023

    Note: Course will not be offered if fewer than 18 students enroll. Prerequisite: Corporations. For LLM students with applicable experience or courses, permission of the…

  • Framing, Narrative, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence

    January 30, 2023

    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…

  • Human Rights and Humanitarianism through the Lens of Documentary Film

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will examine how visual representations affect the theory and practice of human rights advocacy and humanitarian…

  • 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…

  • Regional Human Rights Law: The Inter-American Perspective

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: A prior or concurrent course or clinic in international human rights law is recommended but not required. Exam Type: No Exam During the last…

  • Negotiation Workshop

    January 30, 2023

    This course is co-taught by Sheila Heen, Michael Chaffers, Lisa Dicker, Shane Hebel, Neil McGaraghan, and Deanna Pantín Parrish. Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam…

  • 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…