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Winter 2021

  • Financial Analysis and Valuation

    September 14, 2022

    Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students only. The drop deadline for 1L January Experiential Term classes is December 4, 2020. Students may…

  • Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project (1 fall classroom credit…

  • Computer Science for Lawyers (CS50 for Lawyers)

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None. This course is designed for students with and without prior programming experience. Exam Type: No Exam This course is a variant of…

  • Ideal Discourse: JuryX Workshop

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-day takehome

    In addition there will be a 1200-word paper due at the end of the workshop.
    Ideal Discourse…

  • Sports Law Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will not fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: This clinic requires that students have taken at least…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam. Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to daily assignments, some…

  • Negotiation Workshop

    September 14, 2022

    This course is co-taught by Sheila Heen, Deborah Goldstein, Alonzo Emery, Gillien Todd, and Lisa Dicker. Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course (1 winter classroom credit).

  • Bioethics and Health Law: Selected Topics

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This class covers selected topics in health care law, public health law, and (especially) bioethics. Among the topics that…

  • International Labor Migration

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will draw on case studies to examine international labor migration flows, governance issues under national and international…

  • Teaching Lawyering for Justice

    September 14, 2022

    This course is co-taught by Professors Esme Caramello, Tyler Giannini, Michael Gregory, and Dehlia Umunna. Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course is designed…

  • Diversity and Dispute Resolution

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    There will be no final exam or research paper – instead, students will write a 300-500 word…

  • Government Lawyer: Attorney General Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: The Role of the State Attorney General (2 fall classroom…

  • Sports and the Law: Representing the Professional Athlete

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home

    Class participation and successful completion of weekly assignments will count for a significant portion of the…

  • International Environmental Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course examines the challenges, successes, and opportunities in harnessing state and non-state efforts to promote international environmental…

  • Lawyering for Justice in the United States

    September 14, 2022

    This course is co-taught by Professors Esme Caramello, Tyler Giannini, Michael Gregory, and Dehlia Umunna. Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students only.

  • Legal Profession: Government Ethics – Scandal and Reform

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The course will focus on the rapidly-changing legal system that is designed to regulate government ethics. The course will…

  • Appellate Courts and Advocacy Workshop

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The Appellate Courts and Advocacy Workshop combines a substantive review of key appellate litigation doctrines concerning appellate jurisdiction, standards…

  • Quantitative Reasoning

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home This course provides an introduction to quantitative concepts and methods that are increasingly important for lawyers. We will…

  • Policing the Police

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam Since the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, there has been an…

  • Criminal Justice Appellate Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Criminal Justice Appellate Clinic (2 winter clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll…

  • Pathways to Leadership Workshop for the Public Sector

    September 14, 2022

    Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students only. The drop deadline for 1L January Experiential Term classes is December 4, 2020. Students may…

  • Supreme Court Litigation

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (2 winter clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll…

  • International Commercial Arbitration

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home This course provides a rigorous introduction to the field of international commercial arbitration, which has become the default…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (2 winter clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Food and Drug Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    A paper is required.
    This course explores the full range of federal regulation of products subject to…

  • Supreme Court Litigation Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Supreme Court Litigation (1 winter classroom credit). This clinic…

  • Trial Advocacy Workshop

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: For JD students there are no formal prerequisites, although familiarity with the rules of evidence is assumed throughout the course. For LLM students, permission…

  • Criminal Justice Appellate Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Required Class Component: Criminal Justice Appellate Clinical Seminar (1 winter clinical credit). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Technology and the Public Interest

    September 14, 2022

    Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students only. The drop deadline for 1L January Experiential Term classes is December 4, 2020. Students may…

  • The Role of the Article III Judge

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment or Constitutional Law: First Amendment Exam Type: No Exam The contemporary debate over the proper…

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Workshop: Boardroom Strategies and Deal Tactics

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: Corporations or permission to waive the requisite. Exam Type: In Class Successful M&A lawyers (and bankers) provide leadership and judgment in the…

  • Leadership Fundamentals

    September 14, 2022

    Note: This course is restricted to first-year J.D. students only. The drop deadline for 1L January Experiential Term (JET) classes is December 4, 2020. Students…