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Courts, Jurisdiction, and Procedure

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

    November 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…

  • Evidence

    November 14, 2022

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

  • Advanced Clinical Practice

    November 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 3L (4 fall clinical credits + 4 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment…

  • Conflict of Laws

    November 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…

  • Federal Courts Clinical Seminar

    November 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Federal Courts Clinic (2 winter clinical credits + 2-3 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the…

  • Legal History: Continental Legal History

    November 14, 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…

  • Presidential Power in an Era of Conflict

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam Type: No Exam This course will explore the modern exercise of Presidential power in…

  • Housing Law Clinic

    November 14, 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…

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have taken, or are concurrently taking, Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and the…

  • The Crisis Facing Democracy

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will examine contemporary challenges facing American democracy. Each week will consider a different challenge facing American…

  • Constitutional Dimensions of the Administrative State: Comparative Perspectives

    November 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…

  • Strategic Litigation and Immigration Advocacy

    November 14, 2022

    There is perhaps no other area of law that has been more profoundly altered in the last few years than immigration. The field has seen…

  • Law and Inequality Workshop

    November 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…

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

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None. Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This is one of the basic courses in American Constitutional Law. It focuses primarily on Equal Protection and Due…

  • Interpreting “The Judicial Power”

    November 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…

  • Access to Justice in the Digital World

    November 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group explores the impact of new and emerging digital technologies on the longstanding barriers that low-income and…

  • Housing Law Clinical Workshop

    November 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Housing Law Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • Federal Courts Clinic

    November 14, 2022

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

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    November 14, 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…