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2L/3L

  • Policing the Police

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam Since the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, there has been an…

  • Real Estate

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will focus on some of the perennial issues and recent developments involving the law, policy, and…

  • Human Rights Advocacy

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Clinical seminar selection and enrollment occurs once a student has enrolled in the spring…

  • Legal Tools for Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law in America

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic (2-5 fall clinical credits). The clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic…

  • Evidence

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course will study the basic rules and principles of American…

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

    January 18, 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…

  • The Promises and Challenges of Disarmament

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). Students enrolled in the spring clinic must enroll in either this clinical seminar or…

  • Federal Tax Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Federal Tax Clinical Seminar (2 fall classroom credits). This clinic…

  • Comparative Constitutional Law

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    Students who enroll in this offering may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement. Required Clinic Component: Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic…

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

    January 18, 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…

  • Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Legal Tools for Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law…

  • Engaging China

    January 18, 2023

    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.

  • Jurisprudence

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course will introduce and explore basic themes in jurisprudence. Topics…

  • Feminist Legal Theory

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam
    Students will write response papers analyzing the reading materials. The professor will provide feedback and revision will…

  • Pierson v. Post and the Theory of Property Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: Property Exam Type: No Exam Many first-year property courses begin with Pierson v. Post, 3 Cai. R. 175, 2 Am. Dec. 264 (N.Y. 1805).

  • Freedom of Speech Frontiers: Comparative and Global Perspectives

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Students will write one short and one longer paper.
    The interconnected and frictionless world of the internet…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is one of two basic courses in Constitutional Law. We will study the Freedom of Speech in…

  • Deals

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have taken, or are concurrently taking, Corporations. For LLM students, Corporations must be taken…

  • Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Legal History Seminar: Continental Legal History

    January 18, 2023

    Pre/Co-requisites: Concurrent registration in Continental Legal History, or equivalent preparation is required, as is the ability to read simple Latin prose.

  • Education Advocacy and Systemic Change

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Business and Human Rights Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Students enrolled in the fall clinic must enroll in either this clinical seminar or…

  • Human Rights and Humanitarianism through the Lens of Documentary Film

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will examine how visual representations affect the theory and practice of human rights advocacy and humanitarian…

  • Facilitation Workshop: Leading Challenging Conversations in Business, Politics, and the Community

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: Negotiation Workshop. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory in order to accommodate various group exercises and simulations.  Exam Type: No Exam Lawyers facilitate. We…

  • Federal Tax Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic (2-5 spring clinical credits). The clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will…

  • Sports Law Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will not fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: This clinic requires that students have taken at least…

  • Fashion Law Lab

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This experiential course is taught by Nana Sarian, who has served as General Counsel of Stella McCartney since 2012,…

  • Race, Class, and Technology in Criminal Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Contemporary criminal law scholarship and criminal law reform efforts have devoted substantial attention to the use of technology as…

  • Drug Product Liability Litigation

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule

    Class participation (5%); mid-term (20%); final exam (25%); jury…

  • International Environmental Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course examines the challenges, successes, and opportunities in harnessing state and non-state efforts to promote international environmental…

  • Labor History and the Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines the historical relationship between American workers and the law. It focuses on legal contests over workers’…

  • Interpreting “The Judicial Power”

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Article III is notoriously curt. This observation is particularly true with respect to its Vesting Clause. While Article I…

  • Food and Drug Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam
    A paper is required.
    This course explores the full range of federal regulation of products subject to the…

  • Sports Law: Advanced Contract Drafting

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    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

  • Human Rights Advocacy

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Clinical seminar enrollment occurs once a student has enrolled in the spring clinic and…

  • Armed Conflict and Humanitarian Protection

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Students enrolled in the fall clinic must enroll in either this clinical seminar or…

  • The Uniform Code of Military Justice and Civilian Criminal Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None. However, a working knowledge of U.S. criminal law is assumed. Exam Type: No Exam The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is often…

  • Sustainable Development and International Investment Arbitration: Issues, Policies and Challenges

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites None Exam Type: No Exam Two international legal regimes seem to be at war with each other – the international investment arbitration regime that…

  • The Role of the Article III Judge

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: 1L Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment, or Constitutional Law: First Amendment Exam Type: No Exam The contemporary debate…

  • Designing Dispute Systems for Justice

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Lawyers are often called upon to help design systems for managing and/or resolving conflicts that support or supplant existing…

  • Human Rights Advocacy

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Students enrolled in the fall clinic must enroll in either this clinical seminar or…

  • Contemporary Challenges in Elder Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will survey scholarship and law reform on some of the most pressing contemporary issues in elder…

  • Taxation of Business Corporations

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: Taxation. Please note, students who completed Corporate Tax A or Corporate Tax B are not eligible to enroll in this course. Exam Type: In…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None. Students who have previously taken Religion and the First Amendment may not take this course. Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring

  • Public International Law

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Family Law of Poor Families

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Poor families are governed by bodies of law which have rarely, if ever, been organized as a distinctive topic…

  • Religious Freedom Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Religious Freedom Clinic Seminar (2 classroom credits). The clinic and…