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  • Food Law and Policy

    February 2, 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…

  • Food Law and Policy

    February 2, 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…

  • Food Law and Policy

    February 2, 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…

  • Law and Political Economy

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Law and political economy is the study of how law shapes power in market societies.  The course will begin…

  • 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…

  • Property 4

    February 2, 2023

    Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule Basic introduction to property and the role of law in the construction of markets…

  • White Collar Criminal Law and Procedure

    February 2, 2023

    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…

  • The Law of Presidential Elections

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Presidential elections are a uniquely consequential aspect of American democracy, yet they are governed by a distinct legal framework…

  • The Jurisprudence of Excellence

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: No special background is required. Cross-registrants are welcome. Anyone seeking information about this course should feel free to contact Professor Scott Brewer at sbrewer@law.harvard.edu.

  • Structuring Deals: Uncovering Tax and Structuring Strategies in M&A and other Public Transactions

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: Taxation Co-rerequisites:Taxation of Business Corporations Exam Type: One-Day Take Home The course will explore how Federal income tax considerations and related structuring considerations shape…

  • Strategic Litigation and Immigration Advocacy

    February 2, 2023

    There is perhaps no other area of law that has been more profoundly altered in the last few years than immigration. The field has seen…

  • Prison Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home While courses in criminal law tend to focus on the “front end” of the criminal legal process (investigation,…

  • Maximizing Joint Gains: How Taxes Affect Business Decisions

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is taught from a book written by B-school professors for B-school students. It is entirely self-contained: there…

  • Mass Incarceration and Sentencing Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will first put 20th century sentencing law in sociological and historical context. It will examine the history,…

  • Investments Workshop: Public and Private Equity

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: Sound understanding of financial statements and valuation topics/models. Admission is by permission only and interested students should send a resume and a cover letter…

  • International Criminal Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home International Criminal Law examines how the international legal system attempts to name and address the gravest crimes in…

  • Feminist Utopias

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In this reading group on Feminist Utopias, we explore literature, essays and history of women’s law reform movements through…

  • Family Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type:No Exam We will study the increasingly complex “marriage system,” in which new forms of adult relationship join marriage in the legal…

  • Corporations

    February 2, 2023

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

  • Constitutional Law: Money and the Making of American Capitalism

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam: In Class According to one of the framers, the “soul of the Constitution” was the clause allocating authority over money.   Over the…

  • Constitutional History II: From Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course examines, from the perspective of social and political history, constitutional developments from the enactment of the…

  • Advanced Analysis of the Sugya

    February 1, 2023

    Prerequisites: Students should have sufficient experience with Talmud to prepare and be prepared to read the text in the original language with commentaries. Exam Type

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

    February 1, 2023

    Prerequisites: None

    JD students who have taken other courses covering some of this material should seek permission before enrolling.
    Exam Type:

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Federalism and States as Public Law Actors

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam Type: No Exam.  Grading will be based on class participation, including leading discussion in…

  • Federalism and States as Public Law Actors

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam Type: No Exam
    Grading will be based on class participation, including leading discussion in…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course explores the individual and associational rights protected under the First Amendment, including the Speech and Press Clauses,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Administrative Law

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course will study the law governing federal administrative agencies, and…

  • Legislation and Regulation 7

    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…

  • Legislation and Regulation 4

    January 31, 2023

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

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have completed Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment. For LLM students,…

  • Constitutional Law 1

    January 31, 2023

    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…

  • The Law and Politics of Boycotts

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: By permission. Students can apply to the course by sending a CV and a cover letter explaining their interest in the course to jfried@law.harvard.edu…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

    January 31, 2023

    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…

  • Introduction to Accounting 3-Week Section

    January 31, 2023

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

  • Guns, Abortion and Climate Change – What is next for State AGs?

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: Students must complete one of the following courses: Role of the State Attorney General; Federalism and States as Public Law Actors; Local Government Law;…

  • The Roberts Court: Theory and Practice

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will examine various facets of the recent jurisprudence of the U.S. Supreme Court. We will consider a…

  • Statutory Interpretation in a Constitutional Democracy

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required for enrollment. Applicants should send a resume and statement of interest (with reference to prior coursework and experience related to…

  • Algorithms, Rights, and Responsibilities

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will address two pressing questions in the world of algorithms and the law: who holds the…

  • Legal History: American Legal Education

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    A research paper will be required rather than a final examination.
    This seminar is designed for students…

  • Restorative and Transformative Justice

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Please send a one paragraph description of your related background and interest in the subject area to the instructor. Exam Type: No…

  • Legal Profession Seminar

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Students are required to write short response papers (around 2-pages) for each session, actively participate in the discussion, and…