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JD Program

  • Public International Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This is an introductory course to public international law. The first part of the course provides a classical foundation…

  • Public International Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This is an introductory course to public international law. The first part of the course provides a classical…

  • Counterterrorism and International Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Previous courses in Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law/Laws of War, Use of Force, or International Human Rights Law are strongly recommended. Exam Type:

  • International Humanitarian Law/Law of Armed Conflict

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law is recommended. Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule The law of war is one of the…

  • Writing Group: Public International Law; International Law and Armed Conflict; International Law and War

    September 29, 2022

    Students enrolling in Fall-Spring groups are required to submit a signed Writing Group Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office by October 14, 2022.

  • Writing Group: Public International Law; International Law and Armed Conflict; International Law and War

    September 29, 2022

  • Wildlife Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This is a survey course on Wildlife Law with an emphasis on the federal laws that are intended to…

  • The Role of the State Attorney General

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: Attorney General Clinic (fall, winter or spring semester). Students who enroll in any of these three clinic offerings will be…

  • Advanced Topics in Anti-Discrimination Law

    September 29, 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…

  • Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

    September 29, 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…

  • Education Law Clinic: Individual Representation

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Special Education Advocacy for Students Impacted by Trauma (2 fall…

  • Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Legal Tools for Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law…

  • Special Education Advocacy for Students Impacted by Trauma

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Clinic Component: Education Law Clinic: Individual Representation (3-5 fall clinical credits). This…

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

    September 29, 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…

  • Transactional Law Clinical Workshop

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Readings in Reconstruction

    September 29, 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…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 5B

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

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

    September 29, 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…

  • Citizenship

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The term “citizenship” has many meanings in sociology, political theory, and law.  It can denote a relationship to a…

  • Corporate Accountability in Armed Conflict

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law, Law of War, International Criminal Law or International Human Rights Law Exam Type: No Exam This upper-level reading group will examine…

  • Farmed Animal Law and Policy

    September 29, 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…

  • Housing Law Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Housing Law Clinical Seminar (2 fall classroom credits). This clinic…

  • Partnership Tax

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Taxation or permission of the instructor to waive the prerequisite. Exam Type: In Class This class covers the formation, operation, and liquidation of all…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 7A

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • Transgender Law & Politics

    September 29, 2022

    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,…

  • Property 3

    September 29, 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.

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 4A

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • Advanced Negotiation: Fugitive Negotiation

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Negotiation Workshop Students who are registered for the Negotiation Workshop in the Winter or Spring are eligible to take Fugitive Negotiation this Fall. Exam

  • Empirical Law and Finance

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Empirical tools have been increasingly used in litigation, regulation, and policymaking in the fields of corporate law, corporate governance,…

  • Human Rights and International Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines critically what it means to embody human rights conceptions in law at the international level, and…

  • Health Care Rights in the Twenty-First Century

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more self-evident than ever that American health care is broken.

  • Torts 1

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This survey course introduces the major areas of tort law, including intentional harms, negligence, strict liability, and modern products liability. In…

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

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Introduction to Accounting

    September 29, 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…

  • (Jewish) Law and Story

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type:None Narrative and law; agada and halakha, story and rule. In recent decades the relationship between these pairs has become a central…

  • Corporations A

    September 29, 2022

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

  • Reforming the American Constitution

    September 29, 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…

  • A Democracy Initiative

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In this course, we will construct a package of reforms that might be offered as a referendum or initiative,…

  • Semester in Human Rights

    September 29, 2022

    Required Class Component: Strategic Leadership & Advanced Human Rights Advocacy (2 fall classroom credits). Once a student is accepted into this clinic, the Office of…

  • Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Mediation Clinical Seminar

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Harvard Mediation Clinic (1 clinical credit). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in…

  • Legal Profession

    September 29, 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…

  • Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Workshop

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: By Permission. Interested students should send a resume and a brief statement describing their interest in the course and in appellate advocacy to Liz…

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

    September 29, 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…

  • Civil Procedure 4

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course examines the theory and practice of civil litigation, and the rules and statutes that govern the process by which…

  • Property 2

    September 29, 2022

    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…