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Fall 2022

  • Property 3

    January 19, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class This course deals with characteristic arrangements under American law for the creation and transfer of rights to control and exploit property.

  • Readings in Reconstruction

    January 19, 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…

  • Seeing Criminal (In)Justice: Examining the Interplay of Visual Media, Storytelling and Criminal Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam As America reckons with the profound injustices of mass incarceration, this course looks at the narratives that drive our…

  • Behavioral Economics, Law and Public Policy

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required. Please send your CV to Brenda Bee (bbee@law.harvard.edu). Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore a series of issues…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course teaches foreign-educated LL.M. students how U.S. lawyers conduct legal research, analyze and frame legal positions, and present their work…

  • Power: Ethics, Means, Ends

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-day take-home, or paper in lieu of exam option also available What is power? And what principles, if any, constrain it’s…

  • Advanced Readings in Japanese Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: By permission of instructor. Because the readings are in Japanese, students should have the equivalent of at least two years’ language instruction, but the…

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

    January 19, 2023

    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…

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

    January 19, 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…

  • Civil Procedure 6

    January 19, 2023

    Exam Type: In Class This course examines the procedures that courts follow in civil actions, with a focus on federal courts. Topics include personal and…

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

    January 19, 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…

  • Migration, Refugees, and Human Rights

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No HLS Exam Migration is a central political and moral issue of our time and its impacts will continue to alter…

  • Space Law and Policy

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home The global space industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy, underpinning trillions of dollars in…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course teaches foreign-educated LL.M. students how U.S. lawyers conduct legal research, analyze and frame legal positions, and present their work…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 2B

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Critical Race Theory

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will consider one of the newest intellectual currents within American Legal Theory – Critical Race Theory. Emerging…

  • Corporations A

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    January 19, 2023

    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.).

  • Legal Profession

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course will explore the rules and the standards of professional responsibility and legal ethics through the lens of…

  • Advanced Written Advocacy

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will focus on effective written advocacy at the federal district court level, including why writing for the…

  • Engaging China

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This one unit course will examine the role that China has been playing in a world order in flux.

  • Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Litigating in Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinical…

  • Semester in Human Rights

    January 19, 2023

    Required Class Component: Strategic Leadership & Advanced Human Rights Advocacy (2 fall classroom credits). Once a student is accepted into this clinic, the Office of…

  • Environmental Law

    January 19, 2023

    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…

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

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore the current landscape of human rights litigation in U.S. courts. The seminar will examine both…

  • Federal Tax Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Public Problems: Advice, Strategy, and Analysis

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required for enrollment. For students who want permission to enroll, please email Professors Barron and Fung expressing why you would like…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 2A

    January 19, 2023

    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 7B

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Transgender Law & Politics

    January 19, 2023

    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,…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 4A

    January 19, 2023

    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

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Writing Group: Administrative Law, Legislation, and Statutory Interpretation

    January 19, 2023

    Students enrolling in Fall groups are required to submit a signed Writing Group Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office by September 12, 2022.

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 7A

    January 19, 2023

    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

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Advanced Topics in Anti-Discrimination Law

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • The Corporation as a Citizen

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam What is the role of the corporation in the world today? This course will examine the purpose(s) of a…

  • Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The intersection of criminal law and immigration law is a growing field of law that is at the forefront…

  • Civil Procedure 7

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Workshop

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: By Permission. Interested students should send a resume and a brief statement describing their interest in the course and in appellate advocacy to Liz…

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law (2…

  • International Lawyering

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: Public International Law Exam Type: No Exam This is an advanced reading group for students interested in public international law careers. We will explore…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 3A

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Capital Punishment in America

    January 19, 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…

  • Introduction to Islamic Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will survey core concepts in Islamic law (sharia) in historical and comparative modern contexts. Popular perceptions of…

  • The Judicial Role in a Democracy

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Democracy and the Role of Religious Beliefs

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Election Law Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

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

  • A Comparative Perspective on Corporations, Ownership, and Capital Access

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: Any one of the following: a prior course in corporate law, a parallel corporations course at HLS, or prior experience in matters relating to…