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Fall 2022

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 4B

    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 4A

    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 3B

    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 3A

    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 2B

    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 2A

    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 1B

    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 1A

    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…

  • Polarities: The Power of “Both/And” in Law and Leadership

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Negotiation Workshop in the past, or are registered to take it in the 2022-2023 academic year Exam

  • The Judicial Role in a Democracy

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In modern constitutional democracies, supreme court judges assume a role that entangles them in many of the most contentious…

  • Stakeholder Capitalism

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites:There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken or are taking concurrently the Corporations course at…

  • Corporate and Capital Markets Law and Policy

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken (or are taking concurrently) the Corporations course…

  • Congress and Public Law

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will examine Congress as a public law institution. Our first branch of government is often decried…

  • Compromise

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Our reading course on “Compromise” is brand new, so this description is necessarily tentative with regard to specific assignments.

  • Reforming the American Constitution

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The main impetus for the Constitution of 1787 was the perception, spelled out in the very first paragraph of…

  • The New Supreme Court: changing views on the fundamental structure of government

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will examine changing judicial views on fundamental questions concerning the structure of government. The new composition of…

  • When to Talk and When to Fight

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam By definition, equality and justice underscore our legal system. We face questions like: How do we apply the law…

  • Empirical Law and Finance

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Empirical tools have been increasingly used in litigation, regulation, and policymaking in the fields of corporate law, corporate governance,…

  • Contemporary Dilemmas in Dispute Resolution

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore situations and applications that challenge core principles in negotiation, mediation, and dispute systems design…

  • The Power of Alignment: Where the Business World is Going and How Negotiators Can Shape the Deals Being Done

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: For JD students, you must have completed Mediation or the Negotiation Workshop previously. There are no prerequisites for LLM students. Exam Type: No Exam…

  • Corporate Governance: Corporate Purpose

    November 18, 2022

    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…

  • Transgender Law & Politics

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam An intensive examination of the legal, social, and political issues raised by the status and treatment of transgender persons,…

  • Nuts and Bolts of Forming a Venture Capital Fund

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course introduces students to the relationship between limited partner (LP) investors and the general partner (GP) managers of…

  • Advanced Negotiation: Fugitive Negotiation

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: Negotiation Workshop Students who are registered for the Negotiation Workshop in the Winter or Spring are eligible to take Fugitive Negotiation this Fall. Exam

  • Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: Introductory Constitutional Law. For LLM students, enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Exam Type: No Exam This is an advanced constitutional law seminar…

  • Trial Advocacy Workshop

    November 18, 2022

    This course is taught by Professor Ron Sullivan, The Honorable Jay Blitzman, Ms. Brandi Harden, and Professor Dehlia Umunna. Prerequisites: For JD students there…

  • Justice for Lawyers

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Lawyers for justice at times confront injustice from judges. Throughout American history, powerful entities–public and private–have on occasion directed…

  • Entrepreneurship in the Public Interest

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: By permission. Interested students should send a CV and paragraph stating interest in the course to dgupta@law.harvard.edu by Monday, September 5th. Exam Type: No…

  • Democracy and the Role of Religious Beliefs

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group seeks to explore the appropriate relationship between the religious beliefs of the participants (voters) in a…

  • The United States Supreme Court

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: 1L Constitutional Law or
    Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore some of…

  • (Jewish) Law and Story

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type:None Narrative and law; agada and halakha, story and rule. In recent decades the relationship between these pairs has become a central…

  • Tibet and China

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This Reading Group will focus on the question of and solutions for Tibet. It will look at the historical…

  • Farmed Animal Law and Policy

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for the class, although an environmental law or animal law survey course is recommended. Exam Type: No Exam This…

  • Policing and Incarceration: Paths to Reform

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will examine policing and mass incarceration in the contemporary United States. The first half of the course…

  • Employment Discrimination

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course considers legal prohibitions on employment discrimination. It focuses on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,…

  • Election Law

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This is a survey course American election law. Topics include democratic theory; the structure of republican government; the sources…

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

    November 18, 2022

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

  • Mediation Clinical Seminar

    November 18, 2022

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

  • Mediation Clinic

    November 18, 2022

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

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    November 18, 2022

    Prerequisite: 1L Constitutional Law or Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment; students who have not completed that pre-requisite may enroll only with…

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

    November 18, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Immigration and Refugee Advocacy (2 fall classroom credits). This clinic…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    November 18, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Law and Philosophy Workshop

    November 17, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop will examine new ideas at the intersection of law and philosophy. The workshop will meet weekly and…

  • Animal Law & Policy Clinical Seminar

    November 17, 2022

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

  • Taxation

    November 17, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is an introductory study of federal income taxation covering inclusion and exclusion of items in computing gross…

  • Poverty Law Workshop: A Toolkit for Addressing Inequity & Homelessness

    November 17, 2022

    Prerequisites: None. The course is an optional co-requisite for students enrolled in the Safety Net Project of the Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic at…

  • Corporations

    November 17, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This is the basic course on Corporations. It covers, among other topics, formation; certificate of incorporation and bylaws; limited…

  • Corporate Accountability in Armed Conflict

    November 17, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law, Law of War, International Criminal Law or International Human Rights Law Exam Type: No Exam This upper-level reading group will examine…

  • Organizing for Economic Justice in the New Economy

    November 17, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Even as we enter a period of tight labor markets, the rate of workers in unions continues to decline.

  • How Wars End: The Role of Negotiation

    November 17, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam It is commonly thought that wars end after a decisive military battle produces to a conclusive victory – one…