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  • Taxation

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course focuses on the U.S. federal income tax and the policy considerations that inform the design of the…

  • Evidence

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course will study the basic rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing on the Federal Rules of…

  • Comparative Law: Why Law? The Experience of China

    February 2, 2023

    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…

  • Policy Advocacy Workshop

    February 2, 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…

  • Policy Advocacy Workshop

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The Policy Advocacy Workshop is a hands-on seminar that will explore the methods, tools, and skills used to conduct…

  • Policy Advocacy Workshop

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The Policy Advocacy Workshop is a hands-on seminar that will explore the methods, tools, and skills used to conduct…

  • Food Law and Policy

    February 2, 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…

  • Food Law and Policy

    February 2, 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…

  • Food Law and Policy

    February 2, 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…

  • Law and Political Economy

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Law and political economy is the study of how law shapes power in market societies.  The course will begin…

  • Workshop on Law and Political Economy

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop is devoted to reading and discussing new scholarly work on law and political economy. Outside speakers and…

  • Law and Political Economy

    February 2, 2023

    Why do McDonald’s workers in Denmark earn more than twice as much as do McDonald’s workers in the United States, while the Heritage Foundation ranks…

  • Workshop on Law and Political Economy

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop is devoted to reading and discussing new scholarly work on law and political economy. Outside speakers and…

  • Property 4

    February 2, 2023

    Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule Basic introduction to property and the role of law in the construction of markets…

  • The Role of the State Attorney General

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type:Any Day Take-Home. Also with paper option by permission. The role of state attorneys general has dramatically expanded as these elected officials…

  • The Law of Presidential Elections

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Presidential elections are a uniquely consequential aspect of American democracy, yet they are governed by a distinct legal framework…

  • The Jurisprudence of Excellence

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: No special background is required. Cross-registrants are welcome. Anyone seeking information about this course should feel free to contact Professor Scott Brewer at sbrewer@law.harvard.edu.

  • Strategic Litigation and Immigration Advocacy

    February 2, 2023

    There is perhaps no other area of law that has been more profoundly altered in the last few years than immigration. The field has seen…

  • Reproductive Rights and Justice

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The course materials and discussions span constitutional law, the political and legislative processes, and health law. Course topics…

  • Race and the Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type:One-Day Take-home This course will explore the role of race and ethnicity in American legal jurisprudence and history. Areas of focus will…

  • Public International Law

    February 2, 2023

    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,…

  • Prison Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home While courses in criminal law tend to focus on the “front end” of the criminal legal process (investigation,…

  • Political Economy and Its Future

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam; Paper in lieu of examination The world’s economic and political order reels under mounting challenges: the global financial crisis, the…

  • New Technologies and the Law of War

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Changes in contemporary warfare are challenging the fundamental principles of its regulation and their application in practice. From the…

  • Maximizing Joint Gains: How Taxes Affect Business Decisions

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is taught from a book written by B-school professors for B-school students. It is entirely self-contained: there…

  • Mass Media Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The class examines how the First Amendment, in combination with tort law, statutes, and common-law principles, shapes the rights…

  • Legal Problems in Cybersecurity and Cyber Conflict

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: TBD Cybersecurity and cyber conflict pose unique legal problems for governments, companies and citizens, with profound implications for the future of…

  • Legal History: Continental Legal History

    February 2, 2023

    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…

  • Law and the Legal System through the Lens of Latinx/a/o Communities

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will examine the law and the construction of race/national origin, as well as the intersection of LatinX/a/o…

  • International Criminal Law

    February 2, 2023

    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…

  • Foreign Relations Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: Knowledge of international law is useful, but not essential. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore key doctrines and concepts of foreign relations…

  • Family Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type:No Exam We will study the increasingly complex “marriage system,” in which new forms of adult relationship join marriage in the legal…

  • Environmental Justice

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Environmental justice has taken center stage as a social, political, and legal issue in recent years, and one cannot…

  • Corporations

    February 2, 2023

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

  • Corporate Finance

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites, but a corporations course is strongly advised. Exam Type: In Class This course addresses the fundamentals of financial economics and reviews applications…

  • Constitutional Law: Money and the Making of American Capitalism

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam: In Class According to one of the framers, the “soul of the Constitution” was the clause allocating authority over money.   Over the…

  • Constitutional History II: From Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course examines, from the perspective of social and political history, constitutional developments from the enactment of the…

  • Asian Americans and the Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home This course examines the legal issues that have confronted Asian Americans in the United States from the 19th…

  • Art of Social Change

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course explores various strategies for systemic law and policy reform, focusing on education, child welfare (abuse and neglect,…

  • Advanced Analysis of the Sugya

    February 1, 2023

    Prerequisites: Students should have sufficient experience with Talmud to prepare and be prepared to read the text in the original language with commentaries. Exam Type

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    February 1, 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…

  • Federalism and States as Public Law Actors

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam Type: No Exam.  Grading will be based on class participation, including leading discussion in…

  • Legislation and Regulation 3

    January 31, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine the legislative process by which Congress…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course explores the individual and associational rights protected under the First Amendment, including the Speech and Press Clauses,…

  • Global Anticorruption Lab

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (mstephen@law.harvard.edu); the…

  • Legislation and Regulation 2

    January 31, 2023

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine how Congress and administrative agencies adopt…

  • Legislation and Regulation 3

    January 31, 2023

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine how Congress and administrative agencies adopt…