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  • Civil Procedure 3

    January 19, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class This course concerns the procedures that apply in civil litigation. It will primarily focus on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,…

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

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Legislation and Regulation 7

    January 19, 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…

  • Comparative Corporate Governance

    January 19, 2023

    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,…

  • International Environmental Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines the challenges, successes, and opportunities in harnessing state and non-state efforts to promote international environmental protection.

  • Evidence

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course will examine the rules of evidence, focusing primarily on the Federal Rules of Evidence, with additional…

  • Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Property 3

    January 19, 2023

    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.

  • Readings in Reconstruction

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Comparative Family Law: Marriage, Divorce and Property in the Islamic, Jewish and Western Legal Systems

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group/seminar will explore selected topics on marriage, divorce and property laws in American, European, Jewish and Islamic…

  • Civil Procedure 6

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    January 19, 2023

    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 A

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    January 19, 2023

    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.).

  • Advanced Written Advocacy

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will focus on effective written advocacy at the federal district court level, including why writing for the…

  • Environmental Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course surveys federal environmental law and serves as a useful introduction both to environmental law’s particular complexities as…

  • Federal Tax Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Transgender Law & Politics

    January 19, 2023

    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,…

  • Advanced Topics in Anti-Discrimination Law

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • The Corporation as a Citizen

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam What is the role of the corporation in the world today? This course will examine the purpose(s) of a…

  • Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The intersection of criminal law and immigration law is a growing field of law that is at the forefront…

  • Democracy and the Role of Religious Beliefs

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Election Law Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • A Comparative Perspective on Corporations, Ownership, and Capital Access

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: Any one of the following: a prior course in corporate law, a parallel corporations course at HLS, or prior experience in matters relating to…

  • Consumer Protection Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • International Investment Arbitration

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Legal Profession

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Students who enroll in the clinic will be enrolled in one of…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • City Use of Technology

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This three-credit course surveys the efforts of city officials around the world as they use technology to solve challenging…

  • Feminist Legal Theory

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

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

  • From Protest to Law: Triumphs and Defeats in Struggles for Racial Justice, 1950-1970

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    The requirement for the course is writing that amounts to about thirty double spaced pages. The…

  • Corporate Finance

    January 19, 2023

    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 4

    January 19, 2023

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course considers the basic themes of substantive criminal law, including criminal responsibility; the significance of act, intent, causation, and result;…

  • Transactional Law Clinical Workshop

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Transactional Law Clinics (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • Law and Economics

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Theories About Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    There will be two short papers in lieu of an examination. One will be assigned midway through…

  • Deals

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Corporations B

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Property 1

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Non-profit Organizations and Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Nonprofit organizations include large health care, educational, religious, arts, and political entities as well as small community services and…

  • The Law and Politics of Boycotts

    January 19, 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…

  • Fairness and Privacy: Perspectives of Law and Probability

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: Admission is by permission of instructors; applicants should submit letters of inquiry with CVs (as a single PDF) to Ellie Benagh, ebenagh@law.harvard.edu by June…

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

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Communication, Law and Social Justice

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Nuts and Bolts of Forming a Venture Capital Fund

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Property 2

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 19, 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…

  • Copyright

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Property 4

    January 19, 2023

    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.