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Courts, Jurisdiction, and Procedure

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    October 6, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (1 fall + 1 spring classroom credit). Students…

  • Criminal Procedure: Investigations

    October 6, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course will examine the operation of the Fourth, Fifth, and to a lesser extent, the Sixth Amendments to…

  • Government Lawyer

    October 6, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: U.S. Attorney Clinic (4-5 clinical credits; either fall or spring semester). Students who are accepted into this clinic will be…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    October 6, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (1 fall + 1 spring classroom credit). Students…

  • Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic

    October 5, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Clinic students may receive additional pro-bono hours by traveling to Ghana during Spring…

  • Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project

    October 5, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic (1 required spring clinical credit; option for winter term clinical credit and additional spring clinical…

  • Criminal Procedure: Investigations

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines the relationship between the people and the police, primarily by examining the constitutional doctrines of the…

  • The Judicial Role in a Democracy

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In modern constitutional democracies, supreme court judges assume a role that entangles them in many of the most contentious…

  • Evidence

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None. Exam type: In Class We rely on judgments about evidence throughout our personal and professional lives. These judgments include the evidence supplied by…

  • Evidence

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class In this course we will study the basic rules and principles of American evidence law, focusing primarily on…

  • Evidence

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home and Short In-Class Examination The law of Evidence regulates the presentation of factual information in the Anglo-American jury…

  • Evidence

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course will examine the rules of evidence, focusing primarily on the Federal Rules of Evidence, with additional…

  • Sports and the Law: Representing the Professional Athlete

    October 3, 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…

  • The Role of the Article III Judge

    October 3, 2022

    Prerequisites: 1L Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment, or Constitutional Law: First Amendment Exam Type: No Exam The contemporary debate…

  • Appellate Courts and Advocacy Workshop

    October 3, 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…

  • Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts

    September 30, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore the current landscape of human rights litigation in U.S. courts. The seminar will examine both…

  • Wildlife Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This is a survey course on Wildlife Law with an emphasis on the federal laws that are intended to…

  • Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Workshop

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: By Permission. Interested students should send a resume and a brief statement describing their interest in the course and in appellate advocacy to Liz…

  • 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…

  • Facts and Lies

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The seminar will explore different kinds of facts, including historic facts, scientific facts, legislative facts, constitutional facts, mixed questions…

  • Legal Profession – The New Market for Personal Legal Services: Ethical and Professional Challenges

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Whether in solo, small firm or not for profit legal aid offices, new modes of serving clients of modest…

  • The United States Supreme Court

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: 1L Constitutional Law or
    Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore some of…

  • Legal History: English Legal History

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam An introduction to the history of law and legal institutions in England from the Anglo-Saxons to the seventeenth century.

  • The New Supreme Court: changing views on the fundamental structure of government

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will examine changing judicial views on fundamental questions concerning the structure of government. The new composition of…

  • Business and Human Rights Seminar: Evolution and Contemporary Challenges

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore the expanding practice around business and human rights, departing from its origins and moving into…

  • Class Actions: Litigating Advanced Topics

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Civil Procedure Exam Type: No Exam This course will focus on current topics in federal class action litigation through an experiential lens. In addition…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Legal Policies, Randomized Control Trials, and Ethics

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Students who have completed either of the following Spring 2021 reading groups, Evaluating Criminal Justice Reform or Legal Policies, Randomized Control Trials, and Ethics,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Strategic Leadership & Advanced Human Rights Advocacy

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Either the fall International Human Rights Clinic – 3L Leadership Training with Advanced Seminar or the fall Semester in Human Rights Clinic.

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course is one of the basic courses in the field. It addresses the Freedom of Speech, the…

  • 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…

  • Civil Rights Litigation

    September 28, 2022

    Prerequisite: Civil Procedure Exam Type: One-Day Take-home In developing rules for the enforcement of constitutional and statutory civil rights through civil actions, the Supreme Court…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Conflict of Laws

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: LLM students must have taken (1) Either Civil Procedure or Federal Courts, or equivalent coursework; AND (2) one of the following: Contracts, Torts, or…

  • Interpreting “The Judicial Power”

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Article III is notoriously curt. This observation is particularly true with respect to its Vesting Clause. While Article I…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Legal Profession – The New Market for Personal Legal Services: Ethical and Professional Challenges

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Whether in solo, small firm or not for profit legal aid offices, new modes of serving clients of modest…

  • Criminal Justice Institute: Criminal Defense Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Open to 3Ls only. Required Class Component: Criminal Justice Institute: Defense Theory and…

  • Law and Inequality Workshop

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In this course we will explore concepts of inequality from a range of disciplinary perspectives. We will also consider…

  • Criminal Justice Institute: Criminal Defense Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Open to 3Ls only Required Class Component: Criminal Justice Institute: Defense Theory and…

  • Constitutional Dimensions of the Administrative State: Comparative Perspectives

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: 1L Constitutional Law or Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers Exam Type: No Exam Administrative law in the United States is often viewed as a…