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Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance

  • International Economic Law Workshop

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: While there are no specific prerequisites for this workshop, it is highly advisable for students to have at least some background – coursework or…

  • Money Design and Inequality

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: The seminar is intended for students who have studied money as a legal institution. Students must have completed one of the following courses previously:…

  • Constitutional Law: Money and the Making of American Capitalism

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule According to one of the framers, the “soul of the Constitution” was…

  • Constitutional Law: Money and the Making of American Capitalism

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam: In Class According to one of the framers, the “soul of the Constitution” was the clause allocating authority over money.   Over the…

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    October 4, 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.).

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    October 4, 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…

  • Analytical Methods for Lawyers

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None. This course is designed to be fully accessible to those with no prior quantitative training or background in the subjects covered. Exam Type:

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    October 4, 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…

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    October 4, 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.).

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    October 4, 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…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    October 4, 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…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    October 4, 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…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    October 4, 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…

  • Analytical Methods for Lawyers

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None. This course is designed to be fully accessible to those with no prior quantitative training or background in the subjects covered. Exam Type:

  • Introduction to Accounting 3-Week Section

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This 1-credit spring course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the accounting information presented in corporate…

  • Introduction to Finance Concepts 4-Day Section

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This 1-unit course is designed to provide students with no prior…

  • Introduction to Finance Concepts 4-Day Section

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This 1-unit course is designed to provide students with no prior coursework in finance an introduction to core concepts…

  • Introduction to Accounting

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This 1-credit fall course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the accounting information presented in…

  • Business Valuation and Analysis

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: HLS courses “Introduction to Accounting,” “Introduction to Accounting 3-Week Section,” or an equivalent prior accounting course at a university covering an introduction to financial…

  • Business Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: HLS courses “Introduction to Accounting” or “Analytical Methods for Lawyers”, or equivalent prior accounting course at another university covering introduction to financial accounting for…

  • Introduction to Accounting

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This 1-credit module fall course is designed to help students develop…

  • Introduction to Accounting 3-Week Section

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This 1-credit module is designed to help students develop an understanding of…

  • Patent Law

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class Roughly half of this course will examine and assess the legal rules in the United States and other countries…

  • Patent Law

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule Roughly half of this course will examine and assess the legal…

  • Fraud

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Fraud (and its derivatives such as deceit, non-disclosure, and insider trading) is one of the master concepts of the…

  • International Commercial Arbitration

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home
    There will be a take-home final exam and class participation will be weighed.
    This course provides an…

  • Startup Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Legal Technology

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore the journey of entrepreneurship via a combination of both case studies and supplemental readings.

  • Consumer Financial Market Regulation

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Consumers use bank accounts, debit and credit cards, check cashing services and payment apps to receive, store, spend and…

  • Fashion Law Lab

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This experiential course is taught by Nana Sarian, who has served as General Counsel of Stella McCartney since 2012,…

  • Fashion Law Lab

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This experiential course meets January 4 to 14, 2022 and is taught by Nana Sarian, who served as General…

  • Patent Trial Advocacy

    September 29, 2022

    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.

  • Corporations

    September 29, 2022

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

  • Corporations from a Comparative Perspective

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Any one of the following: a prior course in corporate law, a parallel corporations course at HLS, or prior experience in matters relating to…

  • Corporations

    September 29, 2022

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

  • Conceptions of Legal Entities

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course, although some familiarity with corporate law is assumed. Exam Type: No Exam. Grading will be based on…

  • Private Law Workshop

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission of the instructors. Students who wish to be considered for the seminar should submit a CV to Henry Smith (hesmith@law.harvard.edu).

  • Private Law Workshop

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission of the instructors. Students who wish to be considered for the seminar should submit a CV to Henry Smith (hesmith@law.harvard.edu).

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Investment Management Law: Private Funds and Other Issues

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course covers the fundamental legal and regulatory regimes that govern private fund sponsor businesses. The course will focus…

  • Empirical Law and Finance

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Empirical tools have been increasingly used in litigation, regulation, and policymaking in corporate law, corporate governance, and securities regulation…

  • Corporate Reorganization

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Grades are determined by 20-page papers on approved topics.
    Corporate Reorganization identifies the dominant causes of…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

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

  • 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…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

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

  • 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…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

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