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  • Structuring Deals: Uncovering Tax and Structuring Strategies in M&A and other Public Transactions

    February 3, 2023

    Prerequisites: Taxation Co-rerequisites:Taxation of Business Corporations Exam Type: One-Day Take Home The course will explore how Federal income tax considerations and related structuring considerations shape…

  • The International Law of the Sea

    February 3, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course explores the international law of the sea, which is one of the most important and compelling areas…

  • International Business Law

    February 3, 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…

  • Strategic Litigation and Immigration Advocacy

    February 3, 2023

    There is perhaps no other area of law that has been more profoundly altered in the last few years than immigration. The field has seen…

  • Contracts 3

    February 3, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class Contract law is the study of legally enforceable promises, normally exchanged as part of a bargain. Contracts are the main means…

  • A Democracy Initiative

    February 3, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In this course, we will construct a package of reforms that might be offered as a referendum or initiative,…

  • Readings in Reconstruction

    February 3, 2023

    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…

  • Presidential Elections: War Gaming 2020

    February 3, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The actual process for selecting the President is enormously complicated. Beyond the complexity of the Electoral College, described in…

  • Contextual Constitutionalism: The View From Race

    February 3, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule

    If class size permits, class participation will be considered in…

  • Constitutional Structure and Rights: How the document is read

    February 3, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class In this class, we will develop a conception of constitutional interpretation that explains — and maybe justifies — the…

  • Contracts 3

    February 3, 2023

    Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule Contract law is the study of legally enforceable promises, normally exchanged as part…

  • Contracts 7

    February 3, 2023

    Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule Contract law is the study of legally enforceable promises, normally exchanged as part…

  • Reconstruction Originalism

    February 3, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Reconstruction was America’s second founding, and yet its most important ideals are lost to modern American courts. In this…

  • Corporations

    February 3, 2023

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

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    February 3, 2023

    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…

  • Transitional Justice: Dispute Systems Design and Durable Peace

    February 3, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam
    Paper in lieu of exam
    After periods of widespread conflict or repression, the regular justice system of a…

  • State Energy Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    The course requires two short papers (750 words) and one research paper about a topic of the…

  • Bonobo Sisterhood

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The Bonobo Sisterhood reading group explores the power and potential of female alliances to disrupt patriarchal systems. Through a…

  • Taxation

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course focuses on the U.S. federal income tax and the policy considerations that inform the design of the…

  • Evidence

    February 2, 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…

  • Comparative Law: Why Law? The Experience of China

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course uses the example of China as a springboard for asking fundamental questions about the nature of…

  • Policy Advocacy Workshop

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The Policy Advocacy Workshop is a hands-on seminar that will explore the methods, tools, and skills used to conduct…

  • Law and Political Economy

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Law and political economy is the study of how law shapes power in market societies.  The course will begin…

  • Workshop on Law and Political Economy

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop is devoted to reading and discussing new scholarly work on law and political economy. Outside speakers and…

  • Communications and Internet Law and Policy

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The course will provide an introduction and overview to questions of communications and Internet law and policy. The intensive…

  • Law and Political Economy

    February 2, 2023

    Why do McDonald’s workers in Denmark earn more than twice as much as do McDonald’s workers in the United States, while the Heritage Foundation ranks…

  • Property 4

    February 2, 2023

    Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule Basic introduction to property and the role of law in the construction of markets…

  • White Collar Criminal Law and Procedure

    February 2, 2023

    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…

  • The Role of the State Attorney General

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type:Any Day Take-Home. Also with paper option by permission. The role of state attorneys general has dramatically expanded as these elected officials…

  • The Law of Presidential Elections

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Presidential elections are a uniquely consequential aspect of American democracy, yet they are governed by a distinct legal framework…

  • The Jurisprudence of Excellence

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: No special background is required. Cross-registrants are welcome. Anyone seeking information about this course should feel free to contact Professor Scott Brewer at sbrewer@law.harvard.edu.

  • Reproductive Rights and Justice

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The course materials and discussions span constitutional law, the political and legislative processes, and health law. Course topics…

  • Race and the Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type:One-Day Take-home This course will explore the role of race and ethnicity in American legal jurisprudence and history. Areas of focus will…

  • Public International Law

    February 2, 2023

    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,…

  • Prison Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home While courses in criminal law tend to focus on the “front end” of the criminal legal process (investigation,…

  • Political Economy and Its Future

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam; Paper in lieu of examination The world’s economic and political order reels under mounting challenges: the global financial crisis, the…

  • New Technologies and the Law of War

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Changes in contemporary warfare are challenging the fundamental principles of its regulation and their application in practice. From the…

  • Natural Law and Positive Law

    February 2, 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…

  • Maximizing Joint Gains: How Taxes Affect Business Decisions

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is taught from a book written by B-school professors for B-school students. It is entirely self-contained: there…

  • Mass Media Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The class examines how the First Amendment, in combination with tort law, statutes, and common-law principles, shapes the rights…

  • Mass Incarceration and Sentencing Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will first put 20th century sentencing law in sociological and historical context. It will examine the history,…

  • Legal Problems in Cybersecurity and Cyber Conflict

    February 2, 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…

  • Legal History: Continental Legal History

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam A survey of the main outlines of Continental European legal history from the fall of the Roman Empire to…

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

    February 2, 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…

  • Law and Neuroscience

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines cutting edge and even controversial linkages between law and neuroscience. We seek to highlight neuroscientific basis…

  • International Taxation

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: Taxation Exam Type: In Class This course will cover the basic federal income tax concepts, policy and law relating to taxation of foreign persons…

  • International Criminal Law

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home International Criminal Law examines how the international legal system attempts to name and address the gravest crimes in…