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  • Employment Law Workshop: Advocacy Skills

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Human Rights Advocacy

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Clinical seminar selection and enrollment occurs once a student has enrolled in the spring…

  • The Promises and Challenges of Disarmament

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). Students enrolled in the spring clinic must enroll in either this clinical seminar or…

  • International Commercial Arbitration

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home This course provides an intensive introduction to the law, theory and practice of international commercial arbitration, which has…

  • Civil Procedure 5

    September 14, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class An introduction to federal civil procedure.

  • From Nuremberg to The Hague– Law, The Individual and the Group

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will explore the origins of modern international criminal law and looks at their impact on current directions.

  • Entrepreneurship and Company Creation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam: No Exam This course focuses on the entrepreneurial process–from company creation and formation to business planning and finance. The course will cover…

  • Local Government Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home Local governments exert tremendous influence over inequality, race relations, environmental health, political power, and housing and real estate.

  • Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

    September 14, 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…

  • Dilemmas in Dispute Resolution

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore situations and applications that challenge core principles in negotiation, mediation, and dispute systems design…

  • Environmental Justice

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Workshop: Boardroom Strategies and Deal Tactics

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: Corporations or permission to waive the requisite. Exam Type: One Day Take-Home Successful M&A lawyers (and bankers) provide leadership and judgment in…

  • Criminal Procedure: Investigations

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course examines the issues that arise under the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments during the government’s investigatory…

  • International Human Rights

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home The course will introduce students to the concepts of human rights, within the system of public international law.

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: For JD students, this course is open to those who have taken 1L Constitutional Law, or are concurrently taking, one of the basic…

  • Roe at 50

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam On the cusp of the fiftieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion law casts a particularly long shadow over…

  • The Craft of Lawyering

    September 14, 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.

  • Torts 3

    September 14, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This course addresses the rules and institutions governing civil wrongs against an individual’s person, property, reputation, dignity, or autonomy. The course…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course explores the constitutional law of freedom of expression, association, and religion under the First Amendment. Topics…

  • Natural Law and Positive Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam There will be no paper or exam, and class will be graded credit/no credit. We will look briefly at…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course surveys the law providing ground rules for the organization, internal governance, and financing of corporations. Topics include…

  • Positive constitutionalism and effective government: The U.S. in Comparative Perspective

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The conventional understanding of the U.S. Constitution is that it is a “negative” constitution, which provides primarily for what…

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

    September 14, 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…

  • State Energy Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The course will require one short paper (2-3 pages) and one research paper about a topic of the student’s…

  • Technology and the Public Interest

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Natural Resources Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This is a survey course on Natural Resources Law. Topics covered include the different legal and policy regimes that…

  • The Jurisprudence of Excellence

    September 14, 2022

    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.

  • Contemporary Challenges in Elder Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will survey scholarship and law reform on some of the most pressing contemporary issues in elder…

  • Interpreting “The Judicial Power”

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Article III is notoriously curt. This observation is particularly true with respect to its Vesting Clause. While Article I…

  • Appellate Courts and Advocacy Workshop

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The Appellate Courts and Advocacy Workshop combines a substantive review of key appellate litigation doctrines concerning appellate jurisdiction, standards…

  • Forced Arbitration

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Over the past several decades, American workers, consumers, patients, and small businesses have increasingly found themselves subject to binding…

  • The Role of the Article III Judge

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: 1L Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment, or Constitutional Law: First Amendment Exam Type: No Exam The contemporary debate…

  • Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis

    September 14, 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…

  • The Roberts Court: Theory and Practice

    September 14, 2022

    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…