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2L/3L

  • Constitutions, Law, and Empire

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam What is a Constitution? Why, and under what circumstances, do people make them? What about the United States and…

  • Policy Advocacy Workshop

    January 27, 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…

  • Legal Problems in Cybersecurity and Cyber Conflict

    January 27, 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…

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

    January 27, 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…

  • Global Justice Workshop

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop, but it is intended for students with a strong academic bent. Exam: No Exam This workshop will…

  • Food Law and Policy

    January 27, 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…

  • Evidence

    January 27, 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…

  • Theories About Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    There will be two short papers in lieu of an examination. One will be assigned midway through…

  • Jurisprudence: Legal Ideals

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home The liberal ideal of legality yields both formalization of law (law as formal rules or doctrines) and idealization…

  • Jurisprudence: Legal Ideals

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule The liberal ideal of legality yields both formalization of law (law…

  • Theories About Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    There will be two short papers in lieu of an examination. One will be assigned midway through…

  • Natural Law and Positive Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    There will be no paper or exam, and class will be graded credit/no credit. We will look…

  • Natural Law and Positive Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam. There will be no paper or exam, and class will be graded credit/no credit. We will look briefly at…

  • Natural Law and Positive Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam There will be no paper or exam, and class will be graded credit/no credit. We will look briefly at…

  • Critical Race Theorists and their Critics

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines the role of the law and legal activism in perpetuating and alleviating racial inequality in the…

  • Critical Race Theorists and their Critics

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines the role of the law and legal activism in perpetuating and alleviating racial inequality in the…

  • Election Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This is a survey course American election law. Topics include democratic theory; the structure of republican government; the sources…

  • Election Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This is a survey course American election law. Topics include democratic theory; the structure of republican government; the sources…

  • Introduction to Islamic Law

    January 27, 2023

    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…

  • Animal Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites, and 1L students are welcome in the class. Exam Type: One Day Take-Home Students will be evaluated on the basis…

  • Farmed Animal Law and Policy

    January 27, 2023

    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…

  • Animal Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites, and 1L students are welcome in the class. Exam Type: One Day Take-Home Students will be evaluated on the basis…

  • Writing about the Law for General Audiences

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop will explore the process and many forms of writing about law for non-specialist audiences. From the blog…

  • Housing Law and Policy

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will provide an introduction to U.S. housing law and policy with a focus on low- and moderate-income…

  • Policing in America: The Good, the Bad and The Ugly

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Law enforcement in the United States plays a critical, often life-altering role in its citizenry’s life. More than 19,000…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule Students enrolled in the course will be expected to prepare one…

  • Designing a Central Bank Digital Currency for the United States

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Over the past decade, the emergence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Libra has put pressure on central banks around…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home
    Students enrolled in the course will be expected to prepare one short research paper on a…

  • Securities Regulation

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class In addition to an in-class examination, students will be asked to participate in blog postings on a range of…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam. Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to daily assignments, some…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam. Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to daily assignments, some…

  • Securities Regulation

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course is designed to offer an overview of the work of…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to…

  • The United States and Global Capital Markets Regulation: A Retrospective Of the Past Twenty Years

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore developments in international capital markets over the past two decades. We will read a…

  • Securities Regulation

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class

    In addition to an in-class examination, students will be asked to participate in blog postings on a…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    January 27, 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).

  • Bankruptcy

    January 27, 2023

    Pre/Corequisite: Students without prior basic exposure to business should normally take Corporations concurrently. Exam Type: In Class This is a comprehensive survey of the…

  • Foreign Relations Law

    January 26, 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…

  • International Business Law

    January 26, 2023

    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…

  • Family Law

    January 26, 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…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 26, 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,…

  • Comparative Constitutional Law

    January 26, 2023

    Prerequisites:None, constitutional law/politics (of any jurisdiction) helpful but not required. Exam Type:No Exam This course is a study of constitutional law and politics from a…

  • Administrative Law

    January 26, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In-Class This course will examine the legal controls on government regulation, in areas as diverse as environmental law, national security, communications,…

  • Art of Social Change

    January 26, 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,…

  • The Supreme Court as a Lawmaking Institution

    January 26, 2023

    Prerequisites: Constitutional Law Exam Type: No Exam Although the Supreme Court is ostensibly subject to the same Article III constraints as other federal…

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    January 26, 2023

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have completed 1L Constitutional Law or Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth…

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    January 26, 2023

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have completed 1L Constitutional Law or an equivalent course in another law school. For…