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Fall 2022

  • Consumer Protection Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

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

  • International Investment Arbitration

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: The course is open to 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, and SJDs. No prior courses required, although broad familiarity with public international law and international commercial…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite:s None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course explores the regulation of financial institutions and financial markets. Principal emphasis will be on the prudential regulation of…

  • Legal Profession

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course offers a look at the organization, economics, operation, and ideology of the legal profession. We will…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Students who enroll in the clinic will be enrolled in one of…

  • Law and Philosophy Workshop

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Labor Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course will focus on the statutory, judicial, and administrative law governing the collective organization of workers and…

  • Torts 6

    January 19, 2023

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will review the doctrines and history of tort law, various positive and normative theories of tort law, the psychological,…

  • Ethics, Economics and the Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Explores controversies about the use of markets and market reasoning in areas such as organ sales, procreation, environmental regulation,…

  • Animal Law & Policy Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • The Role of the State Attorney General

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: Attorney General Clinic (fall, winter or spring semester). Students who enroll in any of these three clinic offerings will be…

  • Wildlife Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This is a survey course on Wildlife Law with an emphasis on the federal laws that are intended to…

  • Evidence

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Public International Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This is an introductory course to public international law. The first part of the course provides a classical foundation…

  • Facts and Lies

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The seminar will explore different kinds of facts, including historic facts, scientific facts, legislative facts, constitutional facts, mixed questions…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic

    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 the…

  • City Use of Technology

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This three-credit course surveys the efforts of city officials around the world as they use technology to solve challenging…

  • Critical Theory in Legal Scholarship

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Feminist Legal Theory

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

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

  • Digital Governance: Privacy and Technology Trade-Offs

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Grading will be based 50% on class participation and 50% on 6 short thought papers written and…

  • From Protest to Law: Triumphs and Defeats in Struggles for Racial Justice, 1950-1970

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    The requirement for the course is writing that amounts to about thirty double spaced pages. The…

  • Law and Economic Development

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Corporate Finance

    January 19, 2023

    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

  • Criminal Law 4

    January 19, 2023

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course considers the basic themes of substantive criminal law, including criminal responsibility; the significance of act, intent, causation, and result;…

  • Criminal Law 6

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Transactional Law Clinical Workshop

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Sports and the Law: Examining the Legal History and Evolution of America’s Three “Major League” Sports: MLB, NFL and NBA

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home This introductory Sports Law course will offer an overview of the three major sports that dominate the American…

  • Law and Political Economy?

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home Around the world, questions of “political economy” are back on the agenda, arrangements long taken for granted open to…

  • Law and Economics

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will provide students with exposure to ongoing research in the economic analysis of law. At most of…

  • Global Law

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Policing and Incarceration: Paths to Reform

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Patent Trial Advocacy

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites, although an understanding of the rules of evidence is assumed for the trial at the end of the course.

  • The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will examine key readings and projects surrounding the ethics and governance of the opaque complex adaptive…

  • Corporate Governance: Corporate Purpose

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Deals

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have taken, or are concurrently taking, Corporations. For LLM students, Corporations must be taken…

  • Corporations B

    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,…

  • Contracts 4

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Property 1

    January 19, 2023

    Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course deals with characteristic arrangements under American law for the creation and transfer of rights to control and exploit…

  • 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…

  • Non-profit Organizations and Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Nonprofit organizations include large health care, educational, religious, arts, and political entities as well as small community services and…

  • Entrepreneurship in the Public Interest

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Global Anticorruption Lab

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (mstephen@law.harvard.edu); the…

  • Tibet and China

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • The Law and Politics of Boycotts

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: By permission. Students can apply to the course by sending a CV and a cover letter explaining their interest in the course to jfried@law.harvard.edu…

  • When to Talk and When to Fight

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Advanced Topics in Jewish Law: The Law of Literature

    January 19, 2023

    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.

  • Fairness and Privacy: Perspectives of Law and Probability

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: Admission is by permission of instructors; applicants should submit letters of inquiry with CVs (as a single PDF) to Ellie Benagh, ebenagh@law.harvard.edu by June…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (1 fall + 1 spring classroom credit). Students…

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

    January 19, 2023

    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…