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Experiential Learning

  • Education Law Clinic: Impact Litigation

    January 31, 2023

    Required Class Component: Impact Litigation in Education Clinical Seminar (2 spring credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Food Law and Policy

    January 31, 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…

  • 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…

  • Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

    January 31, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic may fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement depending on project assignment. Please contact the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono

  • Drafting and Negotiating Complex Cross-Border M&A Transactions

    January 30, 2023

    Note: Course will not be offered if fewer than 18 students enroll. Prerequisite: Corporations. For LLM students with applicable experience or courses, permission of the…

  • Policy Advocacy Workshop

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisite: No prerequisites for JD students. LLM students must seek faculty permission. Exam Type: No Exam The Policy Advocacy Workshop is a hands-on seminar that…

  • Health Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono or experiential learning requirement. Required Class Component: Students in the spring clinic must enroll…

  • Negotiation Workshop

    January 30, 2023

    This course is co-taught by Sheila Heen, Michael Chaffers, Lisa Dicker, Shane Hebel, Neil McGaraghan, and Deanna Pantín Parrish. Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam…

  • Employment Law Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Employment Law Workshop: Strategies for Social Change (2 spring classroom…

  • Education Law Clinic: Legislative and Administrative Lawyering

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Systemic Advocacy for Safe and Supportive Schools (2 spring classroom…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 2A

    January 30, 2023

    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…

  • Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinical Seminar

    January 30, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinic (2-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will…

  • LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law (3 fall classroom…

  • Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Litigating in Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinical…

  • Employment Law Workshop: Strategies for Social Change

    January 30, 2023

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

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    January 30, 2023

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

  • Estate Planning

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisite: Trusts and Estates, which may be taken concurrently with this course as well. Exam Type: No Exam

    Grading will be based upon…

  • Foundations of International Arbitration: Theory and Practice

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Through a combination of lectures and in-class simulations, this course will (i) provide an overview of the foundational aspects…

  • Education Law Clinic: Individual Representation

    January 30, 2023

    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…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 1B

    January 30, 2023

    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…

  • Special Education Advocacy for Students Impacted by Trauma

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Clinic Component: Education Law Clinic: Individual Representation (4-5 spring clinical credits). This…

  • Federal Courts Clinical Seminar

    January 30, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Federal Courts Clinic (2 winter clinical credits + 2-3 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinical Seminar

    January 30, 2023

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

  • Advanced Negotiation: Multiparty Negotiation, Group Decision Making, and Teams

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: Negotiation Workshop Exam Type: No Exam All lawyers work in environments that present opportunities to work with multiple parties – whether across the table,…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 2B

    January 30, 2023

    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…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course (1 spring classroom credit).

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (1 fall + 1 spring classroom credit). Students…

  • Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinical Seminar (2 spring clinical…

  • Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Judicial Process in Trial Courts (2 spring classroom credits). This…

  • Systemic Advocacy for Safe and Supportive Schools

    January 30, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Education Law Clinic: Legislative and Administrative Lawyering (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 1A

    January 30, 2023

    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…

  • Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinical Seminar

    January 30, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinic (3 or 4 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the…

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

    January 30, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your…

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law (2…

  • Investments Workshop: Public and Private Equity

    January 30, 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…

  • Election Law Clinic

    January 30, 2023

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

  • Religious Freedom Clinical Seminar

    January 30, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Religious Freedom Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None. By Permission: Yes. Applications are due by May 16, 2022. Add/Drop Deadline:

  • Religious Freedom Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Religious Freedom Clinic Seminar (2 spring classroom credits). The clinic and…

  • Child Advocacy Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Lawyering for Children & Youth Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom…

  • Food Law and Policy Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Students in the spring clinic must enroll in either Food…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar

    January 30, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic, either during winter-spring (2 winter clinical credits + 8 spring clinical credits) or spring clinic (8…

  • Election Law Clinical Seminar

    January 30, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Election Law Clinic (2-5 spring clinical credits). The clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar (3 spring classroom…

  • Valuing and Modeling M&A and LBOs

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: Admission is by permission only and interested students should send a resume and a cover letter to the instructor at vbosiljevac@law.harvard.edu. The deadline for LLM…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar (3 spring classroom…

  • Animal Law & Policy Clinical Seminar

    January 30, 2023

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

  • Government Lawyer: Attorney General Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: The Role of the State Attorney General (2 fall classroom…