Skip to content

Course Terms

Fall 2022

  • Legal Innovation Through Design Thinking

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Students participating in this Legal Innovation Through Design Thinking seminar will have the opportunity to: work collaboratively in small…

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

    December 4, 2022

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

  • Taxation

    December 4, 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…

  • Farmed Animal Law and Policy

    December 4, 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…

  • Property 3

    December 4, 2022

    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.

  • Tax Law, Finance, and Strategic Planning

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: Taxation Exam Type: No Exam This course develops tools for understanding and evaluating the effect tax laws have on strategic planning in both business…

  • M&A Litigation

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: Admission to this seminar is by permission of the instructor. Students should send a CV and brief statement of their background and interest in…

  • Health Law, Policy, Bioethics, and Biotechnology Workshop

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will feature the presentation and discussion of cutting edge scholarship on health law, health policy, biotechnology and…

  • Digital Governance: Privacy and Technology Trade-Offs

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

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

  • Feminist Legal Theory

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

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

  • Evidence

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home NOTE: This class will generally meet for 80 minute sessions. Several 2-hour classes will be scheduled in lieu of…

  • International Lawyering

    December 4, 2022

    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…

  • Contracts 2

    December 4, 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…

  • Legal Profession

    December 4, 2022

    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…

  • Legal History Workshop: Sex and the Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop, offered as a 1-credit course held over six sessions, aims to provide students with historical perspectives on…

  • Law and Philosophy Workshop

    December 4, 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…

  • Torts 6

    December 4, 2022

    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,…

  • Corporations A

    December 4, 2022

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

  • Critical Theory in Legal Scholarship

    December 4, 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…

  • Power: Ethics, Means, Ends

    December 4, 2022

    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…

  • When to Talk and When to Fight

    December 4, 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…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None. Students who have previously taken Religion and the First Amendment may not take this course. Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course is one…

  • Human Rights and International Law

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines critically what it means to embody human rights conceptions in law at the international level, and…

  • Civil Procedure 4

    December 4, 2022

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course examines the theory and practice of civil litigation, and the rules and statutes that govern the process by which…

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

    December 4, 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

  • Citizenship

    December 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The term “citizenship” has many meanings in sociology, political theory, and law.  It can denote a relationship to a…

  • Policing and Incarceration: Paths to Reform

    December 4, 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…

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

    December 4, 2022

    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…