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  • 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…

  • Private Law Workshop

    September 26, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission of the instructors. Students who wish to be considered for the seminar should submit a CV to Henry Smith (hesmith@law.harvard.edu).

  • 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…

  • Private Law Workshop

    September 26, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission of the instructors. Students who wish to be considered for the seminar should submit a CV to Henry Smith (hesmith@law.harvard.edu).

  • 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

  • Sports Law: Advanced Contract Drafting

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home This course will provide students the opportunity to negotiate and draft agreements that a lawyer advising a…

  • 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…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This series of lectures and discussions introduces foreign-educated LL.M. students to the foundations of the U.S. legal system and…

  • Tibet and China

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This Reading Group will focus on the question of and solutions for Tibet. It will look at the historical…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Re-imagining global order as Asia re-emerges

    September 21, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The re-emergence of Asia is posing conceptual and practical challenges to understandings of and frameworks for global order that…

  • 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…

  • Public International Law

    September 20, 2022

    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,…

  • Creating Electricity in the U.S.: Exploring the Tradeoffs

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In this reading group, we will explore historic and ongoing legal and policy debates about the fuels that power…

  • Youth, Privacy, and Digital Citizenship

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In spring 2020-spring 2021, the United States ran a nationwide, real-time, high-stakes experiment to see what happened when you…

  • Migration, Refugees, and Human Rights

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No HLS Exam Migration is a central political and moral issue of our time and its impacts will continue to alter…

  • Corporate and Capital Markets Law and Policy

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken (or are taking concurrently) the Corporations course…

  • Animal Law & Policy Clinical Seminar

    September 19, 2022

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

  • Facts and Lies

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The seminar will explore different kinds of facts, including historic facts, scientific facts, legislative facts, constitutional facts, mixed questions…

  • Stakeholder Capitalism

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites:There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken or are taking concurrently the Corporations course at…

  • Compromise

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Our reading course on “Compromise” is brand new, so this description is necessarily tentative with regard to specific assignments.

  • Securities Regulation

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class

    In addition to an in-class examination, students will be asked to participate in blog postings on a…

  • M&A Litigation

    September 19, 2022

    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…

  • Policing and Incarceration: Paths to Reform

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will examine policing and mass incarceration in the contemporary United States. The first half of the course…

  • Empirical Methods and Data Analysis for Lawyers

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam Empirical data, and statistical and empirical tools and concepts, are increasingly used in litigation, regulation, and legal policymaking and research.

  • The Judicial Role in a Democracy

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In modern constitutional democracies, supreme court judges assume a role that entangles them in many of the most contentious…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite:s None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course explores the regulation of financial institutions and financial markets. Principal emphasis will be on the prudential regulation 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…

  • International Trade Law

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course focuses on the law governing international trade as established by the World Trade Organization. It engages…

  • Legal History: English Legal History

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam An introduction to the history of law and legal institutions in England from the Anglo-Saxons to the seventeenth century.

  • Criminal Law 6

    September 19, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This course considers the basic themes of substantive criminal law, including criminal responsibility, act and intent, causation and result, justification and…

  • Venture Law and Finance

    September 19, 2022

    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…

  • Farmed Animal Law and Policy

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for the class, although an environmental law or animal law survey course is recommended. Exam Type: No Exam This…

  • International Lawyering

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law Exam Type: No Exam This is an advanced reading group for students interested in public international law careers. We will explore…

  • Law and Philosophy Workshop

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop will examine new ideas at the intersection of law and philosophy. The workshop will meet weekly and…

  • Torts 6

    September 19, 2022

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will review the doctrines and history of tort law, various positive and normative theories of tort law, the psychological,…

  • Contracts 5

    September 19, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class The body of law concerned with private agreements, including contract formation, interpretation, conditions, excuse of performance, and remedies for breach, is…

  • Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore the current landscape of human rights litigation in U.S. courts. The seminar will examine both…

  • Class Actions: Litigating Advanced Topics

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: Civil Procedure Exam Type: No Exam This course will focus on current topics in federal class action litigation through an experiential lens. In addition…

  • Civil Procedure 7

    September 19, 2022

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

  • Law and Political Economy?

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home Around the world, questions of “political economy” are back on the agenda, arrangements long taken for granted open to…

  • Contracts 4

    September 19, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class The body of law concerned with private agreements, including contract formation, interpretation, conditions, excuse of performance, and remedies for breach, is…