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2L/3L

  • Appellate Courts and Advocacy Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The Appellate Courts and Advocacy Workshop combines a substantive review of key appellate litigation doctrines concerning appellate jurisdiction, standards…

  • Sports and the Law: Representing the Professional Athlete

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home

    Class participation and successful completion of weekly assignments will count for a significant portion of the…

  • Religious Freedom Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Religious Freedom Clinic (3 clinical credits). The seminar and its clinic component are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course explores the constitutional law of freedom of expression, association,…

  • Geopolitics, Human Rights, and the Future of Statecraft

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Midterm and final, administered through HKS This course will examine the interplay of geopolitics and human rights, with a focus on…

  • Administrative Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will study law making and law application by executive departments…

  • JuryX Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Instead there will be a 1200-word paper due at the end of the workshop.
    Ideal Discourse JuryX…

  • Empirical Law and Finance

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Empirical tools have been increasingly used in litigation, regulation, and policymaking in corporate law, corporate governance, and securities regulation…

  • Bankruptcy

    January 18, 2023

    Co-requisite: Students without prior basic exposure to business should normally take Corporations concurrently. Exam Type: In Class This basic bankruptcy course covers the major…

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

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Federal Courts Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Federal Courts Clinic (2-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • Community Lawyering Reading Group

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: This by-permission reading group is available only to current HLAB students. HLAB students who would like to enroll in this reading group should contact…

  • Individuality?: Virginia Woolf vs. Social Justice and Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam We’ll read two great novels by Woolf published almost a century ago – Mrs. Dalloway and To The…

  • Antitrust Law & Economics – Global

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Note: Students who have taken U.S. Antitrust Law may not take this course because it duplicates the U.S. portion of the material covered…

  • Capital Punishment in America

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Federal Courts Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.
    Required Class Component:
    Federal Courts Clinical Seminar (1 fall classroom credit).

  • International Investment Arbitration

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Identity in American Literature of the 1940s

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No exam Much American literature of the 1940s is concerned with issues of identity that resonate across the decades –…

  • Emerging Issues in Refugee Protection: The Representation of Child Asylum Seekers

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: Prior exposure to asylum or immigration law is helpful but not required. Exam Type: No Exam.
    The final grade will be based primarily…

  • Mediation Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Harvard Mediation Clinic (1 spring clinical credit). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • JuryX Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Instead there will be a 1200-word paper due at the end of the workshop.
    Ideal Discourse…

  • Global Governance

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Conflict of Laws

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: Open to upper-level JD students. For LLM students: this upper-level course assumes that students have prior knowledge of the basic principles of American law…

  • Presidential Power in an Era of Conflict

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam Type: No Exam This course will explore the modern exercise of Presidential power in…

  • Introduction to Japanese Law

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • The Role of the State Attorney General

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule. Also with paper option by permission. The role of state attorneys general…

  • Repairing Wrongs: Crimes and Torts

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam If Alice assaults Billie, she has committed both a crime and a tort in the same instant. The state…

  • Mediation Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Mediation Clinical Seminar (1 spring classroom credit). This clinic…

  • Digital Platforms: Responsibilities Then and Now

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: None The conventional wisdom around the responsibilities of platforms like Facebook, Google, and Amazon has evolved greatly. 1995-2010 roughly saw the…

  • Corporate Governance: Corporate Purpose

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Political Parties and Public Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Politicians and pundits frequently charge that aggressive partisanship has infected our political institutions. Critics allege that even the federal…

  • The U.S. Congress and Law Making

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No HLS Exam The United States Congress is the “board of directors” for the Federal Government, and it plays the central…

  • Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Social and Economic Problems

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam What problems do developing countries face, and how can individuals contribute to solutions rather than awaiting the largesse of…

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

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono or experiential learning requirement. Required Class Component: Students in the spring clinic must enroll…

  • History of Civil Liberties

    January 18, 2023

    This seminar examines changing understandings of civil liberties in American legal history. It emphasizes legal and ideological contests over the meaning of free speech, religious…

  • Medical Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, Law, & Policy

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Artificial intelligence and autonomous systems have the ability to transform medical practice — and the legal regimes that govern…

  • Common Law and Privacy Torts

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: Torts or permission of the instructor. Exam Type: No Exam Protecting privacy has become one of the major challenges of our time. In the…

  • Corporations

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Corporations

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Negotiation Lessons from American Secretaries of State

    January 18, 2023

    This course will be taught by Professor Robert Mnookin with the participation of Professor James Sebenius (HBS), Professor Nicholas Burns (HKS) and Dr. Torrey Taussig

  • Evidence and Reason

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam We rely on reasoned inferences with reliable evidence to manage everyday life — to decide, for example, what precautions…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Youth, Privacy, and Digital Citizenship

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In fall 2020, the United States is running a nationwide, real-time, high-stakes experiment to see what
    happens when…

  • The Death of Constitutional Democracy?

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore whether the United States and the world are facing an unprecedented democratic recession, a…

  • Current Topics in Pandemic Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam COVID-19 has given rise to an unprecedented and rapidly evolving set of urgent legal issues. This reading group will…

  • Mediation Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Harvard Mediation Clinic (1 spring clinical credit). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • Mediation Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Mediation Clinical Seminar (1 spring classroom credit). This clinic…

  • American Safety Net from the Civil War to COVID-19

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam From public assistance for Civil War widows, New Deal programs to address the Great Depression, and growing calls for…

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Workshop: Boardroom Strategies and Deal Tactics

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: Corporations or permission to waive the requisite. Exam Type: One Day Take-Home Successful M&A lawyers (and bankers) provide leadership and judgment in…

  • Delivery of Legal Services Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Legal Profession – The New Market for Personal Legal…