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2L/3L

  • Corporate and Capital Markets Law and Policy

    December 4, 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…

  • Jurisprudence: Legal Ideals

    December 4, 2022

    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…

  • Securities Regulation

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class

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

  • Theories About Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

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

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    December 4, 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…

  • Comparative Corporate Governance

    December 4, 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,…

  • Food Law and Policy

    December 4, 2022

    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…

  • Public International Law

    December 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…

  • From Protest to Law: Triumphs and Defeats in Struggles for Racial Justice, 1950-1970

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    The requirement for the course is writing that amounts to about thirty double spaced pages. The…

  • Employment Law Workshop: Advocacy Skills

    December 4, 2022

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

  • Introduction to Japanese Law

    December 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…

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: Students should have some exposure to microeconomics or a related discipline (e.g., Analytical Methods, Law & Economics, an undergraduate class in economics, finance, etc.).

  • Contemporary Dilemmas in Dispute Resolution

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore situations and applications that challenge core principles in negotiation, mediation, and dispute systems design…

  • Statistics for Lawyers

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course will cover foundational statistical concepts and how they are used in litigation. Statistical methods arise in a…

  • Employment Discrimination

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course considers legal prohibitions on employment discrimination. It focuses on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,…

  • Space Law and Policy

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home The global space industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy, underpinning trillions of dollars in…

  • Stakeholder Capitalism

    December 4, 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 at…

  • Advanced Seminar: Systemic Change in Education

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: Prerequisites for this course include one or more of the following: Lawyering for Justice, Art of Social Change, Education Law and Policy, and the…

  • Trusts and Estates

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines freedom of disposition in American succession law by way of: (a) intestate succession; (b) wills (including…

  • Empirical Methods and Data Analysis for Lawyers

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam Empirical data, and statistical and empirical tools and concepts, are increasingly used in litigation, regulation, and legal policymaking and research.

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    December 4, 2022

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

  • Law and Economics

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will provide students with exposure to ongoing research in the economic analysis of law. At most of…

  • Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

    December 4, 2022

    Required Clinic Component Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic (3-5 fallclinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll…

  • Reforming the American Constitution

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The main impetus for the Constitution of 1787 was the perception, spelled out in the very first paragraph of…

  • Public Health Law and Policy

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: This seminar is open to LLM students by permission. Exam Type: No Exam Public Health Law and Policy is an overview of the historical…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    December 4, 2022

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

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite:s None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course explores the regulation of financial institutions and financial markets. Principal emphasis will be on the prudential regulation of…

  • Introduction to Islamic Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will survey core concepts in Islamic law (sharia) in historical and comparative modern contexts. Popular perceptions of…

  • Corporate Accountability in Armed Conflict

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law, Law of War, International Criminal Law or International Human Rights Law Exam Type: No Exam This upper-level reading group will examine…

  • Food Law and Policy Clinic

    December 4, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Food Law and Policy (2 fall classroom credits). Some seats…

  • Engaging China

    December 4, 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.

  • Labor & Employment Lab

    December 4, 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…

  • Corporate Governance: Corporate Purpose

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: Corporations, as co-requisite, or sufficient background with permission of the instructor. Exam Type: No Exam In this course, we will examine classic writings and…

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

    December 4, 2022

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

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

    December 4, 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…

  • Right-Respecting Tech Amidst Authoritarianism and Conflict

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam As state and non-state actors with authoritarian tendencies seek to gain and wield power, technology can be a weapon…

  • Re-imagining global order as Asia re-emerges

    December 4, 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…

  • Drug Product Liability Litigation

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home

    Class participation (5%); mid-term (20%); final exam (25%); jury presentation (50%).
    More product liability lawsuits are…

  • International Human Rights Clinic

    December 4, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Students in the fall clinic must enroll in one of

  • Labor Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course will focus on the statutory, judicial, and administrative law governing the collective organization of workers and…

  • Drug Product Liability Litigation

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home

    Class participation (10%); short mid-term “bench memorandum” in mid-October (40%); final exam (open book) (50%).
    More…

  • Partnership Tax

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: Taxation or permission of the instructor to waive the prerequisite. Exam Type: In Class This class covers the formation, operation, and liquidation of all…

  • Animal Law & Policy Clinic

    December 4, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Animal Law and Policy Clinical Seminar (2 fall classroom…

  • Sex Equality

    December 4, 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…

  • Corporate Criminal Investigations

    December 4, 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…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    December 4, 2022

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

  • Capital Punishment in America

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: For JD students, Criminal Law is required. For LLM students, permission of the instructor is required to waive the requisite. Exam Type: In…

  • Global Governance

    December 4, 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…

  • Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course explores the ways in which the law intersects with gender identity and sexual orientation, examining this complex…

  • LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

    December 4, 2022

    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…