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  • Global Justice Workshop

    September 26, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop, but it is intended for students with a strong academic bent. Exam: No Exam This workshop will…

  • Torts 5

    September 26, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class Most simply, a tort is a civil wrong not arising from contract. But tort law also reflects much deeper questions about…

  • Global Justice Workshop

    September 26, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop, but it is intended for students with a strong academic bent. Exam: No Exam This workshop will…

  • Constitutional Law 6

    September 26, 2022

    Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course provides an introduction to the structure of the U.S. Constitution and the…

  • Torts 7

    September 26, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class A tort is a civil wrong not arising from contract. But tort law also reflects much deeper questions about when we…

  • Trial Advocacy Workshop

    September 23, 2022

    This course is taught by Professor Ron Sullivan, Judge John Cratsley, Mr. Albert Herring, Ms. Mary Kennedy, Ms. Mina Malik, Professor Jonathan Rapping, and Judge

  • The United States Supreme Court

    September 23, 2022

    Prerequisite: 1L Constitutional Law or
    Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore some of…

  • Sex Equality

    September 22, 2022

    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…

  • Introduction to Accounting

    September 22, 2022

    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…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    September 22, 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…

  • Corporations

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisites: Students should have a familiarity with rudimentary accounting and finance concepts at the level of Analytical Methods for Lawyers. Please consult the syllabus of…

  • Financial Accounting and Valuation

    September 22, 2022

    Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students only. The drop deadline for 1L January Experiential Term (JET) classes is Friday, December 3, 2021.

  • Contracts 7

    September 22, 2022

    Exam Type: In class This course will provide a comprehensive study of the law that governs enforceable promises. It begins with a study of…

  • Comparative and International Legal Struggles Over Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam At the intersection of debates about religion, private morality and public policy, and sexual and reproductive health and rights…

  • Corporate Finance

    September 22, 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

  • Corporate Finance

    September 22, 2022

    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…

  • White Collar Criminal Law and Procedure

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type Last Class Take-Home The past several years have seen a number of significant developments in white collar criminal prosecutions. The Department…

  • International Investment Arbitration

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisite: The course is open to 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, and SJDs. No prior courses required, although broad familiarity with public international law and international commercial…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    September 21, 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…

  • Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisites: Introductory Constitutional Law. For LLM students, enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Exam Type: No Exam This is an advanced constitutional law seminar…

  • Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites, prior empirical or software background is not required for this course. This class can be taken as part of the HLS empirical…

  • Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

    September 20, 2022

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

  • Antitrust Law

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines the law, economics, practice, and policy of the federal antitrust laws. The main subjects are horizontal…

  • Comparative Corporate Governance

    September 19, 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,…

  • Readings in Reconstruction

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will consist of extensive reading, some primary mostly secondary, about Reconstruction. Weekly short essays about the reading…

  • The Anthropology of Law: Classical, contemporary, comparative, and critical perspectives

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The early weeks will be devoted to (i) classical themes in the field, among them the legal anthropology of…

  • Legal Profession

    September 19, 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…

  • Advanced Topics in Anti-Discrimination Law

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: 1L Constitutional Law or Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam: No Exam Anti-discrimination law is in flux. This seminar explores…

  • Global Governance

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No HLS Exam This course focuses on the interplay among states, international organizations, multinational corporations, civil society organizations, and activist networks…

  • Democracy and the Role of Religious Beliefs

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group seeks to explore the appropriate relationship between the religious beliefs of the participants (voters) in a…

  • Misdemeanor Justice

    September 19, 2022

    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…

  • Legal Profession

    September 19, 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…

  • Election Law Clinical Seminar

    September 19, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Election Law Clinic (2-5 fall clinical credits). The clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • Reforming the American Constitution

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The main impetus for the Constitution of 1787 was the perception, spelled out in the very first paragraph of…

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

    September 19, 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…

  • Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinical Seminar

    September 19, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your…

  • Nuts and Bolts of Forming a Venture Capital Fund

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course introduces students to the relationship between limited partner (LP) investors and the general partner (GP) managers of…

  • Housing Law Clinical Workshop

    September 19, 2022

    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…

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

    September 19, 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…

  • Law and Economics

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will provide students with exposure to ongoing research in the economic analysis of law. At most of…

  • Property 3

    September 19, 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.

  • Corporations A

    September 19, 2022

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

  • Criminal Law 5

    September 19, 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…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to…

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    September 19, 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.).

  • Consumer Protection Clinical Seminar

    September 19, 2022

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

  • Feminist Legal Theory

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Students will write response papers analyzing the reading materials. The professor will provide feedback and revision will…