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Administrative and Regulatory Law

  • Special Education Advocacy for Students Impacted by Trauma

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Clinic Component: Education Law Clinic: Individual Representation (3-5 fall clinical credits). This…

  • Farmed Animal Law and Policy

    September 29, 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…

  • Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

    September 29, 2022

    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…

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

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Behavioral Economics, Law and Public Policy

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Health Law, Policy, Bioethics, and Biotechnology Workshop

    September 29, 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…

  • Water Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class Course coverage includes: origin, development, and current status of prior appropriation and riparian water law systems; ground water controls;…

  • Creating Electricity in the U.S.: Exploring the Tradeoffs

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In this reading group, we will explore historic and ongoing legal and policy debates about the fuels that power…

  • Non-profit Organizations and Law

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Administrative Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam: One-Day Take-home This course will study the law governing federal administrative agencies and related matters of policy and theory. Using the…

  • Food Law and Policy Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Food Law and Policy (2 fall classroom credits). Some seats…

  • Ethics, Economics and the Law

    September 29, 2022

    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,…

  • Environmental Law

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to…

  • Securities Regulation

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class

    In addition to an in-class examination, students will be asked to participate in blog postings on a…

  • Space Law and Policy

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Sports Law: Advanced Contract Drafting

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home This course will provide students the opportunity to negotiate and draft agreements that a lawyer advising a…

  • Advanced Topics in Federal Courts

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Federal Courts and the Federal System Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will do a deep dive on these federal courts topics: Erie, Federal…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    September 29, 2022

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

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    September 29, 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…

  • LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law (3 fall classroom…

  • Advanced Seminar: Systemic Change in Education

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Prerequisites for this course include one or more of the following: Lawyering for Justice, Art of Social Change, Education Law and Policy, and the…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Digital Governance: Privacy and Technology Trade-Offs

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

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

  • 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…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinical Seminar

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course explores the ways in which the law intersects with gender identity and sexual orientation, examining this complex…

  • Fairness and Privacy: Perspectives of Law and Probability

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Governing Digital Technology

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: This is a JD 1L only offering. Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course offers a rigorous introduction to the field of cyberlaw. We will…

  • Regulation of International Finance

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will examine international arrangements for the regulation of finance. Arrangements covered include the International Monetary Fund, the…

  • Administrative Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In-Class This course will examine the legal controls on government regulation, in areas as diverse as environmental law, national security, communications,…

  • 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 (combined into 1 PDF)…

  • International Taxation

    September 28, 2022

    Prerequisites: Taxation Exam Type: In Class This course will cover the basic federal income tax concepts, policy and law relating to taxation of foreign persons…

  • 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…

  • Education Law Clinic: Legislative and Administrative Lawyering

    September 26, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Systemic Advocacy for Safe and Supportive Schools (2 spring classroom…

  • Housing Law Clinic

    September 26, 2022

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

  • Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinic

    September 26, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Judicial Process in Trial Courts (2 spring classroom credits). This…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    September 26, 2022

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

  • Education Law Clinic: Individual Representation

    September 26, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Special Education Advocacy for Students Impacted by Trauma (2 fall…

  • Special Education Advocacy for Students Impacted by Trauma

    September 22, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Clinic Component: Education Law Clinic: Individual Representation (3-5 spring clinical credits). This…

  • The Roberts Court: Theory and Practice

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will examine various facets of the recent jurisprudence of the U.S. Supreme Court. We will consider a…

  • Animal Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites, and 1L students are welcome in the class. Exam Type: One Day Take-Home Students will be evaluated on the basis…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar (3 spring classroom…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Statutes and Justice

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The principal controversy in modern statutory construction is the debate between purposivists and textualists. But these opponents in fact…