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  • Global Anticorruption Lab

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (mstephen@law.harvard.edu); the…

  • Corruption and Anticorruption: Selected Topics

    January 31, 2023

    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…

  • Global Anticorruption Lab

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (mstephen@law.harvard.edu); the…

  • Global Anticorruption Lab

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (mstephen@law.harvard.edu); the…

  • The Sugya in The Babylonian Talmud

    January 25, 2023

    Prerequisites: A certain amount of experience with the Talmud and ability to prepare the text in the original language, or, permission of the instructor. Exam

  • Geoeconomics: Trade, Investment and Security

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In the post-Cold War period, economics and national security were relatively separate realms, both in policymaking and scholarship. But…

  • Disability, Human Rights, and Development

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course examines the current and future status of disability rights as a focus for both human rights theory…

  • Valuing and Modeling M&A and LBOs

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: Admission is by permission only and interested students should send a resume and a cover letter to the instructor at vbosiljevac@law.harvard.edu. The deadline for…

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

    January 23, 2023

    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…

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

    January 23, 2023

    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…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    January 23, 2023

    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…

  • Empirical Law and Finance

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: 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 and Capital Markets Law and Policy

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken (or are taking concurrently) the Corporations course…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    January 23, 2023

    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

    January 23, 2023

    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

    January 23, 2023

    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…

  • Corporate and Capital Markets Law and Policy

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken (or are taking concurrently) the Corporations course…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    January 23, 2023

    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

    January 23, 2023

    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…

  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    January 20, 2023

    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,…

  • Legal Policies, Randomized Control Trials, and Ethics

    January 20, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The legal profession is uniquely disdainful of evidence-based thinking. Nowhere is this disdain more overt than in the profession’s…

  • Restorative and Transformative Justice

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will discuss the theory behind restorative justice and examine current experiments in the practice of restorative justice,…

  • Restorative and Transformative Justice

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will discuss the theory behind restorative justice and examine current experiments in the practice of restorative justice,…

  • Diversity and Dispute Resolution

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    There will be no final exam or research paper – instead, students will write a 300-500…

  • Mediation

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The primary focus of this experiential learning course is on developing mediation skills — as a mediator and also…

  • Applying Adaptive Leadership to Thrive and Lead Change in Uncertain Times

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore how the adaptive leadership model developed by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government can be applied…

  • The Power of Principled Leadership: A Practical Approach

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam Can professional success be achieved without “playing politics” or “behaving politically”? Can behaving ethically, with integrity & principle, be a…

  • Leading from the Middle

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This offering explores how to be an effective leader and an agent for positive change during the first 10-15…

  • Ethics, Economics and the Law

    January 18, 2023

    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,…

  • Law and Neuroscience

    January 18, 2023

    Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines cutting edge and even controversial linkages between law and neuroscience. We seek to highlight neuroscientific basis for behavior…

  • Christian Legal Perspectives

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore the role of faith and Biblical Christianity in shaping contemporary legal approaches to a variety…

  • Capitalism in Crisis

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam After the fall of the Soviet Union, capitalism appeared triumphant.  Commentators equated free markets with democracy and lauded the…

  • Algorithms, Rights, and Responsibilities

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will address two pressing questions in the world of algorithms and the law: who holds the…

  • Jurisprudence

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home Jurisprudence is the silent and controlling partner in every judge’s and every lawyer’s reasoning about law. A judge,…

  • The Role of the State Attorney General

    January 18, 2023

    Classroom: Lewis 200 Prerequisite: None Exam Type:Any Day Take-Home. Also with paper option by permission. The role of state attorneys general has dramatically expanded as…

  • Negotiation Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam *Cross-Registrants: Please note that cross-registrants interested in taking the Workshop must participate in the online application process for the…

  • Applied Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Empirical methods are increasingly used in legal research and practice. This course covers a broad range of topics, including…

  • Character and Self in the Modernist Novel

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In self-consciously reacting against the 19th century Realist novel, the Modernist authors of the the 1920s and 1930s experimented…

  • The Rule and The Exception

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam What is required for you to be treated as an individual by the law? When should we insist that…

  • Roe at 50

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam On the cusp of the fiftieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion law casts a particularly long shadow over…

  • Power: Ethics, Means, Ends

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-day take-home
    Paper option available
    What is power? And what principles, if any, constrain it’s exercise? This multidisciplinary course considers…

  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Open to 3Ls only Required Class Component: Prosecution Clinical Seminar (2 fall classroom…

  • Law and Economics

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will provide students with exposure to ongoing research in the economic analysis of law. At most of…

  • Law and Politics Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop is devoted to learning about, discussing, and critically evaluating new scholarly work on law and politics. A…

  • Empirical Law and Economics

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will consider a range of issues in empirical law and economics. Empirical methods are increasingly used in…

  • Talmud for All: Family Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In his class we will engage in close reading of sections of the Babylonian Talmud that deal (broadly speaking)…

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

    January 18, 2023

    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…