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Spring Term Elective Course

  • Corporate Finance

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites, but a corporations course is strongly advised. Exam Type: In Class This course addresses the fundamentals of financial economics and reviews applications…

  • Corporate Finance

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites, but a corporations course is strongly advised. Exam Type: In Class This course addresses the fundamentals of financial economics and reviews applications…

  • White Collar Criminal Law and Procedure

    September 22, 2022

    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…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is co-taught by Professors Bebchuk, Kaplow, Spier, Spamann and Prof. Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor…

  • Antitrust Law

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines the law, economics, practice, and policy of the federal antitrust laws. The main subjects are horizontal…

  • Algorithms, Rights, and Responsibilities

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will address two pressing questions in the world of algorithms and the law: who holds the…

  • Climate Solutions Living Lab

    September 15, 2022

    Prerequisites:By Permission. This is a multi-disciplinary course and we encourage students from SEAS, GSD, HKS, GSE, SPH, HBS, and GSAS to apply. This course has…

  • Food Law and Policy

    September 14, 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…

  • Presidential Power in an Era of Conflict

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Empirical Law and Finance

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Framing, Narrative, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In this seminar we will examine the ways in which the rhetorical and communications principles of framing and narrative…

  • Corporate Reorganization

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Grades are determined by 20-page papers on approved topics.
    Corporate Reorganization identifies the dominant causes of…

  • Writing Group: Critical Legal Theory/Political Economy

    September 14, 2022

    Students enrolling in Spring groups are required to submit a signed Writing Group Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office by February 3, 2023.

  • Civil Rights Litigation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: Civil Procedure Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule In developing rules for the enforcement of constitutional and statutory civil…

  • Repairing Wrongs: Crimes and Torts

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Regulation of International Finance

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will examine international arrangements for the regulation of finance. Arrangements…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic, either during winter-spring (2 winter clinical credits + 8 spring clinical credits) or spring clinic (8…

  • Prison Law

    September 14, 2022

    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,…

  • Corporate Governance

    September 14, 2022

    Co/Prerequisites: Corporations Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will focus on current debates about the governance of the public corporation and its purpose. Topics…

  • Writing Group: Topics in Criminal Law, Due Process, Equal Protection, Family Law, Sexual Harassment, Sexuality, Title IX

    September 14, 2022

    Students enrolling in Spring groups are required to submit a signed Writing Group Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office by February 3, 2023.

  • Advanced Issues in Administrative Law and Theory

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission; applicants should submit a resume and a short (1-2 paragraph) statement of interest and relevant background by January 1, 2022…

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

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Education Law and Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will survey several contemporary legal and policy issues in American elementary and secondary public education, including school…

  • Advanced Topics in Jewish Law and Legal Theory: Angels in Jewish Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: This seminar will be by permission of the instructor, who strongly prefers that students have a background in advanced study of Jewish legal material.

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Students interested in applying to join the Lab should submit a short (300 word maximum) statement of interest to Professor Hanson. The…

  • The Roberts Court: Theory and Practice

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will examine various facets of the recent jurisprudence of the U.S. Supreme Court. We will consider a…

  • Antitrust Law & Economics – Global

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • American Legal History 1776-1865

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course is designed to consider the development of American law from…

  • Climate Change and the Politics of International Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home As climate change has increasingly come to be seen as an urgent global problem, there has been a…

  • Animal Law

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is co-taught by Professors Bebchuk, Kaplow, Spier, Spamann and Prof. Oliver Hart, an Andrew E. Furer Professor…

  • Writing Group: Topics in Financial Regulation, Federal Budget Policy, Consumer Financial Protection, Securities Regulation, International Finance

    September 14, 2022

  • Advanced Corporate Transactions

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Registration for the course has two prerequisites: (1) Students must have taken Corporations or be taking it concurrently with ACT. (2) In addition, a…

  • International Investment Arbitration: Policies, Issues, and Challenges (S02)

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam International investment is an important driver for economic development, providing jobs, bringing in technology and critical capital. Accordingly, most…

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

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • History of Civil Liberties

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Migration and Human Rights

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: It is recommended that students should already have taken either (1) a human rights law course or clinic, or (2) an immigration or refugee…

  • Corruption and Anticorruption: Selected Topics

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will focus on the problem of corruption, principally public corruption (bribery, embezzlement, etc.) in developing and…

  • Forced Arbitration and the American Civil Justice System

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Americans increasingly find themselves subject to binding arbitration clauses imposed by corporations on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. A broad range…

  • Food System Workers

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will provide an overview of different sectors of the food system and how law and policy…

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    September 14, 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.).

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

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Political Economy and Its Future

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Race and the Law

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Evaluating Criminal Justice Reform

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam A few short years ago, it would have been unthinkable for candidates for prosecutorial positions to run on a…

  • Rediscovering The Legal Process

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission; applicants should submit a resume and a short (1-2 paragraph) statement of interest and relevant background by January 1, 2022…

  • Transitional Justice: Dispute Systems Design and Durable Peace

    September 14, 2022

    Taught by Lisa Dicker Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam After periods of widespread conflict or repression, the regular justice system of a country is…