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Spring 2022

  • Evidence

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In-Class This course will examine the rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing on both the practical application and impact…

  • Legal History Workshop: Intimacy and the Law

    September 29, 2022

    Classroom: For weeks 1, 2, 7, 11, and 12, this workshop will meet in WCC 3011 and in Hauser 104 for Weeks 3, 4, 5,…

  • Election Law Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Election Law Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom credits). The…

  • Constitutional Law 6

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: One Day Take-home This course provides an introduction to the structure of the U.S. Constitution and the rights and liberties it defines.

  • Constitutional Law 3

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course provides an introduction to the structure of the U.S. Constitution and the rights and liberties it defines. Topics include…

  • Conflict of Laws

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Open to upper-level JD students. For LLM students: this upper-level course assumes that students have prior knowledge of the basic principles of American law…

  • Advanced Issues in Administrative Law and Theory

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission; applicants should submit a resume and a short (1-2 paragraph) statement of interest and relevant background by January 1, 2022…

  • Behavioral Economics, Law and Public Policy

    September 29, 2022

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

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    September 29, 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…

  • Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course provides an introduction to the structure of the U.S. Constitution and the rights and liberties it defines.

  • Legal History: Continental Legal History

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam A survey of the main outlines of Continental European legal history from the fall of the Roman Empire to…

  • Legal History Seminar: Continental Legal History

    September 29, 2022

    Pre/Co-requisites: Concurrent registration in Continental Legal History, or equivalent preparation is required, as is the ability to read simple Latin prose.

  • Legal History: American Legal Education

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    A research paper will be required rather than a final examination.
    This seminar is designed for students…

  • Contracts 7

    September 29, 2022

    Exam Type: In class This course will provide a comprehensive study of the law that governs enforceable promises. It begins with a study of…

  • Law and Philosophy Workshop

    September 28, 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…

  • Constitutional Law 1

    September 28, 2022

    Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course provides an introduction to the structure of the U.S. Constitution and the rights and liberties it defines. Topics include…

  • Public Law Workshop

    September 27, 2022

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required for enrollment. Applicants should send a resume and statement of interest (with reference to prior coursework and experience related to…

  • Corporate Finance

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites, but a corporations course is strongly advised. Exam Type: In Class This course addresses the fundamentals of financial economics and reviews applications…

  • Food Law and Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites for JD students. LLM students must seek faculty permission. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will present an overview of topics in…

  • Taxation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course focuses on the U.S. federal income tax and the policy considerations that inform the design of the…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic, either during winter-spring (2 winter clinical credits + 8 spring clinical credits) or spring clinic (8…

  • Corporate Governance

    September 14, 2022

    Co/Prerequisites: Corporations Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will focus on current debates about the governance of the public corporation and its purpose. Topics…

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have completed 1L Constitutional Law or Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The course will examine the law that governs corporations, with a focus on the on the protection of shareholders…

  • Criminal Law 1

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Advanced Topics in Jewish Law and Legal Theory: Angels in Jewish Law

    September 14, 2022

    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.

  • Mediation Clinic

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Students interested in applying to join the Lab should submit a short (300 word maximum) statement of interest to Professor Hanson. The…

  • Antitrust Law & Economics – Global

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Note: Students who have taken U.S. Antitrust Law may not take this course because it duplicates the U.S. portion of the material covered…

  • Administrative Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course will study law making and law application by executive departments of government. Using the material covered in…

  • Constitutional Law 4

    September 14, 2022

    Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course provides an introduction to the structure of the U.S. Constitution and the rights and liberties it defines. Topics…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (2 fall classroom credits). Students who are accepted…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is co-taught by Professors Bebchuk, Kaplow, Spier, Spamann and Prof. Oliver Hart, an Andrew E. Furer Professor…

  • History of Civil Liberties

    September 14, 2022

    This seminar examines changing understandings of civil liberties in American legal history. It emphasizes legal and ideological contests over the meaning of free speech, religious…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 6A

    September 14, 2022

  • Migration and Human Rights

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: It is recommended that students should already have taken either (1) a human rights law course or clinic, or (2) an immigration or refugee…

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    September 14, 2022

    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.).

  • Sustainable Development and International Investment Arbitration: Issues, Policies and Challenges

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites None Exam Type: No Exam Two international legal regimes seem to be at war with each other – the international investment arbitration regime that…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is one of two basic courses in Constitutional Law. We will study the Freedom of Speech in…

  • Rediscovering The Legal Process

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission; applicants should submit a resume and a short (1-2 paragraph) statement of interest and relevant background by January 1, 2022…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 5B

    September 14, 2022

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

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono or experiential learning requirement. Required Class Component: Students in the spring clinic must enroll…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 5A

    September 14, 2022

  • Torts 7

    September 14, 2022

    Exam Type: In Class This course concerns the legal protection afforded in civil proceedings against interference by others with security of one’s person, property…

  • First Year Legal Research and Writing 4B

    September 14, 2022

  • City Use of Technology

    September 14, 2022

    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…