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  • White Collar Criminal Law and Procedure

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type Last Class Take-Home The past several years have seen a number of significant developments in white collar criminal prosecutions. The Department…

  • Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisites: Introductory Constitutional Law. For LLM students, enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Exam Type: No Exam This is an advanced constitutional law seminar…

  • Corporate Criminal Investigations

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The criminal investigation and prosecution of corporate misconduct are among the most high profile areas of focus for federal…

  • Legal History Workshop: Sex and the Law

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop, offered as a 1-credit course held over six sessions, aims to provide students with historical perspectives on…

  • Statistics for Lawyers

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course will cover foundational statistical concepts and how they are used in litigation. Statistical methods arise in a…

  • Misdemeanor Justice

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Misdemeanors comprise the vast bulk of the American criminal system, approximately 80 percent of criminal dockets, yet they are…

  • Policing and Incarceration: Paths to Reform

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will examine policing and mass incarceration in the contemporary United States. The first half of the course…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    September 19, 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…

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    September 19, 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…

  • Law and Philosophy Workshop

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop will examine new ideas at the intersection of law and philosophy. The workshop will meet weekly and…

  • Introduction to Islamic Law

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will survey core concepts in Islamic law (sharia) in historical and comparative modern contexts. Popular perceptions of…

  • Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

    September 19, 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…

  • Capital Punishment in America

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: For JD students, Criminal Law is required. For LLM students, permission of the instructor is required to waive the requisite. Exam Type: In…

  • Economic Analysis of Law

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class What effects does law have? Do corporations pollute less, market safer products, and adhere more often to their…

  • Race, Class, Policing, and Punishment

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The virtually unprecedented overall rate at which we lock people up in this country, combined with the extreme concentration…

  • Evidence

    September 19, 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…

  • Criminal Procedure: Investigations

    September 19, 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…

  • Legal Policies, Randomized Control Trials, and Ethics

    September 19, 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,…

  • Evidence

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home NOTE: This class will generally meet for 80 minute sessions. Several 2-hour classes will be scheduled in lieu of…

  • Evidence

    September 19, 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…

  • Seeing Criminal (In)Justice: Examining the Interplay of Visual Media, Storytelling and Criminal Law

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam As America reckons with the profound injustices of mass incarceration, this course looks at the narratives that drive our…

  • Transgender Law & Politics

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam An intensive examination of the legal, social, and political issues raised by the status and treatment of transgender persons,…

  • Repairing Wrongs: Crimes and Torts

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam If Alice assaults Billie, she has committed both a crime and a tort in the same instant. The state…

  • Prison Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home While courses in criminal law tend to focus on the “front end” of the criminal legal process (investigation,…

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    September 14, 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…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (2 fall classroom credits). Students who are accepted…

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    September 14, 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…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (2 fall classroom credits). Students who are accepted…

  • Capital Punishment in America

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: For JD students, Criminal Law is required. For LLM students, permission of the instructor is required to waive the requisite. Exam Type: In…

  • Corruption and Anticorruption: Selected Topics

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will focus on the problem of corruption, principally public corruption (bribery, embezzlement, etc.) in developing and…

  • Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

    September 14, 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…

  • Race and the Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type:One-Day Take-home This course will explore the role of race and ethnicity in American legal jurisprudence and history. Areas of focus will…

  • Evaluating Criminal Justice Reform

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam A few short years ago, it would have been unthinkable for candidates for prosecutorial positions to run on a…

  • Federal Courts Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Federal Courts Clinic (2-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • 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…

  • Federal Courts Clinic

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Open to 3Ls only Required Class Component: ITA: Prosecution Perspectives (3 spring classroom…

  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    September 14, 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,…

  • International Criminal Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home International Criminal Law examines how the international legal system attempts to name and address the gravest crimes in…

  • Facts and Lies

    September 14, 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…

  • Mind and Criminal Responsibility in the Anglo-American Tradition

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam. Grades will be based upon short responses to weekly readings, a small project and presentation, and class participation. This…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic, either during winter-spring (2 winter clinical credits + 8 spring clinical credits) or spring clinic (8…

  • 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…

  • Restorative and Transformative Justice

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Please send a one paragraph description of your related background and interest in the subject area to the instructor. Exam Type: No…

  • 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…

  • Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinic (4 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will…

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    September 14, 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…