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International/Comparative

  • Public International Law

    October 4, 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,…

  • Laws of War

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law is recommended. Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home The law of war is one of the oldest branches of international law, but whether…

  • Public International Law

    October 4, 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…

  • International Humanitarian Law/Law of Armed Conflict

    October 4, 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…

  • Public International Law

    October 4, 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…

  • International Intellectual Property, Public Health, and Access to Medicines

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: Faculty permission. Interested students should submit a one-paragraph statement of interest briefly describing their background and reason for wanting to take the course. Please…

  • International Commercial Arbitration

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home
    There will be a take-home final exam and class participation will be weighed.
    This course provides an…

  • Change in Jewish Law

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-home History is encoded in legal documents and systems. This is a truism of academic approaches to law, and…

  • International Environmental Law

    October 4, 2022

    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.

  • Human Rights and International Law

    October 4, 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…

  • International Trade Law

    October 4, 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…

  • Introduction to Japanese Law

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is designed to introduce the non-specialist law student to major features of the Japanese legal system. The…

  • Comparative Corporate Governance

    September 29, 2022

    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,…

  • Legal History: English Legal History

    September 29, 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.

  • Law and Economic Development

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course will explore past and present debates about the role of the legal order in economic development. We…

  • Global Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course explores law’s role in global affairs. We will examine the history of ideas, legal doctrines, institutional…

  • Legal History: Continental Legal History

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam A survey of the main outlines of Continental European legal history from the fall of the Roman Empire to…

  • Legal History: Continental Legal History

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam A survey of the main outlines of Continental European legal history from the fall of the Roman Empire to…

  • Roman Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam An introduction to Roman law that combines a survey approach with one that focuses in some depth on topics…

  • Roman Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam An introduction to Roman law that combines a survey approach with one that focuses in some depth on topics…

  • The International Law of the Sea

    September 28, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course explores the international law of the sea, which is one of the most important and compelling areas…

  • Climate Change and the Politics of International Law

    September 27, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home As climate change has increasingly come to be seen as an urgent global problem, there has been a…

  • Introduction to Japanese Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is designed to introduce the non-specialist law student to major features of the Japanese legal system. The…

  • Antitrust Law & Economics – Global

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Note: Students who have taken U.S. Antitrust Law may not take this course because it duplicates the U.S. portion of the material covered…

  • Comparative Constitutional Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None; U.S. constitutional law helpful but not required. Exam Type: Any Day Take-home The course will cover a series of topics arising in the…

  • Comparative Law: Why Law? Lessons from China

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course uses the example of China as a springboard for asking fundamental questions about the nature of…

  • International Criminal Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home International Criminal Law examines how the international legal system attempts to name and address the gravest crimes in…

  • International Intellectual Property Transactions

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home International IP transactions are extremely common in the global knowledge-based and data-driven economy. The legal rules that govern…

  • Public International Law

    September 14, 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,…

  • English Legal History

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This class provides an introduction to the legal and constitutional history of…

  • Antitrust Law & Economics – Global

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule Given the reality of global markets, modern antitrust law and legal practice…

  • Global Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home This course explores law’s role in global affairs. We will examine the history of ideas, legal doctrines, institutional…

  • The International Law of the Sea

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course explores the international law of the sea, which is one of the most important and compelling areas…

  • Law and Economic Development

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course will explore past and present debates about the role…

  • Public International Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This is an introductory course to public international law. The first part…

  • The International Law of the Sea

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course explores the international law of the sea, which is one of the most important and compelling areas…

  • Poverty, Human Rights, and Development

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course uses a multidisciplinary lens to explore the linkages between global poverty, human rights, and development from an…

  • International Commercial Arbitration

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home This course provides a rigorous introduction to the field of international commercial arbitration, which has become the default…

  • Comparative Law: Ancient Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule The focus of the class will be on comparing various ancient and…

  • Comparative Constitutional Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None; U.S. constitutional law helpful but not required. Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule The course will cover…

  • Public International Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This is an introductory course on Public International Law, which is…

  • Human Rights and International Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course examines critically what it means to embody human rights…

  • 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…

  • International Business Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course aims to provide students with a broad overview of the problems that confront businesses as they…

  • 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.

  • Introduction to Islamic Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course is a broad introduction to Islamic law in historical and contemporary forms.  We will first cover…

  • International Criminal Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home International Criminal Law examines how the international legal system attempts to name and address the gravest crimes in…