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Election Law and Democracy

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Students interested in applying to join the Lab should submit a short (300 word maximum) statement of interest to Professor Hanson. The…

  • Critical Race Theorists and their Critics

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines the role of the law and legal activism in perpetuating and alleviating racial inequality in the…

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

    January 30, 2023

    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…

  • Political Dialogue in Polarized Times

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam According to the US Elections Project, in November 2020 Americans cast their votes for President at the highest rate…

  • Law & Democracy: The Incomplete Experiment

    January 30, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar interrogates the ways in which democracy, as practiced in the United States, continues to form. In doing…

  • Election Law Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Election Law Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom credits). The…

  • Election Law Clinical Seminar

    January 30, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Election Law Clinic (2-5 spring clinical credits). The clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • The Crisis Facing Democracy

    January 30, 2023

    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…

  • Legal Tools for Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law in America

    January 30, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). The clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic…

  • Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic

    January 30, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Legal Tools for Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law…

  • Election Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This is a survey course American election law. Topics include democratic theory; the structure of republican government; the sources…

  • Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

    January 23, 2023

    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…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Citizenship

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The term “citizenship” has many meanings in sociology, political theory, and law.  It can denote a relationship to a…

  • Election Law Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Election Law Clinical Seminar (2 fall classroom credits). The…

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Students interested in applying to join the Lab should submit a short (300 word maximum) statement of interest to Professor Hanson. The…

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

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Advanced Topics in Anti-Discrimination Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: 1L Constitutional Law or Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment Exam: No Exam Anti-discrimination law is in flux. This seminar explores…

  • Election Law Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Ethics, Economics and the Law

    January 19, 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,…

  • Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Legal Tools for Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law…

  • Legal Tools for Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law in America

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). The clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic…