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2L/3L

  • Trial Advocacy Workshop

    September 23, 2022

    This course is taught by Professor Ron Sullivan, The Honorable Jay Blitzman, Ms. Brandi Harden, and Professor Dehlia Umunna. Prerequisites: For JD students there…

  • The United States Supreme Court

    September 23, 2022

    Prerequisite: 1L Constitutional Law or
    Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore some of…

  • 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…

  • Sports and the Law: Examining the Legal History and Evolution of America’s Three “Major League” Sports: MLB, NFL and NBA

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home This introductory Sports Law course will offer an overview of the three major sports that dominate the American…

  • Introduction to Accounting

    September 22, 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…

  • Special Education Advocacy for Students Impacted by Trauma

    September 22, 2022

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

  • 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…

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisite or Corequisite: Corporations. For LLM students with the relevant background but who have not taken Corporations at HLS, contact Prof. Coates’s assistant, Stacy Tollman…

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

    September 22, 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…

  • Corporate Finance

    September 22, 2022

    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…

  • Corporate Finance

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisites: Students must have taken Analytical Methods, Introduction to Finance Concepts, or a similar introduction to basic present value calculations at HLS or elsewhere. Exam

  • Corporate Finance

    September 22, 2022

    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…

  • White Collar Criminal Law and Procedure

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type Last Class Take-Home The past several years have seen a number of significant developments in white collar criminal prosecutions. The Department…

  • 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…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    September 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course is one of the basic courses in the field. It addresses the Freedom of Speech, the…

  • Engaging China

    September 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This one unit course will examine the role that China has been playing in a world order in flux.

  • Poverty Law Workshop: A Toolkit for Addressing Inequity & Homelessness

    September 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None. The course is an optional co-requisite for students enrolled in the Safety Net Project of the Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic at…

  • 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,…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is co-taught by Professors Bebchuk, Kaplow, Spier, Spamann and Prof. Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is co-taught by Professors Bebchuk, Kaplow, Spier, Spamann and Prof. Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor…

  • Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

    September 20, 2022

    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…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is co-taught by Professors Bebchuk, Kaplow, Spier, Spamann and Prof. Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor…

  • Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

    September 20, 2022

    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

  • Antitrust Law

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines the law, economics, practice, and policy of the federal antitrust laws. The main subjects are horizontal…

  • Polarities: The Power of “Both/And” in Law and Leadership

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Negotiation Workshop in the past, or are registered to take it in the 2022-2023 academic year Exam

  • Labor & Employment Lab

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In this one unit course, students will generate and publish writing on labor and employment law, labor politics, and…

  • Comparative Corporate Governance

    September 19, 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,…

  • 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…

  • Readings in Reconstruction

    September 19, 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…

  • 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…

  • The Anthropology of Law: Classical, contemporary, comparative, and critical perspectives

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The early weeks will be devoted to (i) classical themes in the field, among them the legal anthropology of…

  • The New Supreme Court: changing views on the fundamental structure of government

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will examine changing judicial views on fundamental questions concerning the structure of government. The new composition of…

  • 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…

  • Ethics, Economics and the Law

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Explores controversies about the use of markets and market reasoning in areas such as organ sales, procreation, environmental regulation,…

  • Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

    September 19, 2022

    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

  • Designing Dispute Systems for Justice

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is designed to help students learn and interrogate the theory and practice of dispute systems design (DSD).

  • Advanced Topics in Anti-Discrimination Law

    September 19, 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…

  • Global Governance

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No HLS Exam This course focuses on the interplay among states, international organizations, multinational corporations, civil society organizations, and activist networks…

  • 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…

  • Corporate Criminal Investigations

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The criminal investigation and prosecution of corporate misconduct are among the most high profile areas of focus for federal…