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Fall 2022

  • Corporations B

    November 21, 2022

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

  • Corporations A

    November 21, 2022

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

  • Corporate Finance

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: Students must have taken Analytical Methods, Introduction to Finance Concepts, or a similar introduction to basic present value calculations at HLS or elsewhere. Exam

  • Contracts 2

    November 21, 2022

    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…

  • Water Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class Course coverage includes: origin, development, and current status of prior appropriation and riparian water law systems; ground water controls;…

  • International Environmental Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines the challenges, successes, and opportunities in harnessing state and non-state efforts to promote international environmental protection.

  • Civil Procedure 7

    November 21, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class An introduction to federal civil procedure.

  • Bankruptcy

    November 21, 2022

    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…

  • ESG: Corporate Ethics in the 21st Century

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home, Paper Option Available This course will investigate the rise of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) as a dominant investment…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    November 21, 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

    November 21, 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,…

  • An Introduction to American Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam: One-Day Take-Home Designed primarily for LL.M. students trained as lawyers outside of the United States, An Introduction to American Law provides a…

  • Environmental Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course surveys federal environmental law and serves as a useful introduction both to environmental law’s particular complexities as…

  • Law and Economic Development

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course will explore past and present debates about the role of the legal order in economic development. We…

  • Global Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course explores law’s role in global affairs. We will examine the history of ideas, legal doctrines, institutional…

  • Criminal Law 6

    November 21, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This course considers the basic themes of substantive criminal law, including criminal responsibility, act and intent, causation and result, justification and…

  • Communication, Law and Social Justice

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will introduce students to the role that written, oral, and multi-media communications play in the development of…

  • Securities Regulation

    November 21, 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…

  • Legal Profession: Collaborative Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home
    In addition to the final exam, students will submit a one-page reading response for each class.

  • Drug Product Liability Litigation

    November 21, 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…

  • Statistics for Lawyers

    November 21, 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…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course will deal principally with the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment. Free Exercise and Establishment Clause…

  • Legal Profession

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course is divided into two parts. The first part, focusing on the regulation of attorney conduct by…

  • Civil Procedure 3

    November 21, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This course concerns the procedures that apply in civil litigation. It will primarily focus on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,…

  • Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law

    November 21, 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…

  • Evidence

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None. Exam type: In Class We rely on judgments about evidence throughout our personal and professional lives. These judgments include the evidence supplied by…

  • Contracts 4

    November 21, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class The body of law concerned with private agreements, including contract formation, interpretation, conditions, excuse of performance, and remedies for breach, is…

  • Contracts 5

    November 21, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class The body of law concerned with private agreements, including contract formation, interpretation, conditions, excuse of performance, and remedies for breach, is…

  • Patent Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course will examine and assess the legal rules in the United States governing patents. We will discuss the…

  • Comparative Family Law: Marriage, Divorce and Property in the Islamic, Jewish and Western Legal Systems

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group/seminar will explore selected topics on marriage, divorce and property laws in American, European, Jewish and Islamic…

  • Advanced Topics in Anti-Discrimination Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: 1L Constitutional Law or Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam: No Exam Anti-discrimination law is in flux. This seminar explores…

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

    November 21, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). The clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic…

  • Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic

    November 21, 2022

    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…

  • Theories About Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

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

  • Change in Jewish Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-home History is encoded in legal documents and systems. This is a truism of academic approaches to law, and…

  • Advanced Seminar: Systemic Change in Education

    November 21, 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…

  • Identity in American Literature of the 1940s

    November 21, 2022

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

  • Consumer Financial Market Regulation

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Consumer financial products and services, and especially the wide range of credit products from mortgages to payday and pawn…

  • Empirical Methods and Data Analysis for Lawyers

    November 21, 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.

  • Federal Budget Policy

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to…

  • Human Rights Advocacy

    November 21, 2022

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

  • Feminist Legal Theory

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Students will write response papers analyzing the reading materials. The professor will provide feedback and revision will…

  • Critical Theory in Legal Scholarship

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Class participation will be expected and will be considered in grading. Students may write 5 short response papers.  The…

  • Administrative Law

    November 21, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam: One-Day Take-home This course will study the law governing federal administrative agencies and related matters of policy and theory. Using the…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 7B

    November 18, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 7A

    November 18, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 6B

    November 18, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 6A

    November 18, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 5B

    November 18, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 5A

    November 18, 2022

    Exam Type: No Exam The First-Year Legal Writing and Research Program (LRW) is a series of exercises introducing students to the way lawyers analyze and…