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  • Transgender Law & Politics

    September 29, 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,…

  • Semester in Human Rights

    September 29, 2022

    Required Class Component: Strategic Leadership & Advanced Human Rights Advocacy (2 fall classroom credits). Once a student is accepted into this clinic, the Office of…

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • 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…

  • International Human Rights 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 one of

  • International Human Rights Clinic – 3L Leadership Training with Advanced Seminar

    September 29, 2022

    Required Class Component: Strategic Leadership & Advanced Human Rights Advocacy (2 fall classroom credits). Once a student is accepted into this clinic, the Office of…

  • Employment Law Workshop: Advocacy Skills

    September 29, 2022

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

  • Organizing for Economic Justice in the New Economy

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Even as we enter a period of tight labor markets, the rate of workers in unions continues to decline.

  • Employment Law Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Employment Law Workshop: Advocacy Skills (2 fall classroom credits). This…

  • 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…

  • Labor & Employment Lab

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In this one unit course, students will generate and publish writing on labor and employment law, labor politics, and…

  • Sex Equality

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home (open book), or 3 short papers throughout the term for lottery-selected group of students who apply. The relation…

  • Religious Freedom Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Religious Freedom Clinic Seminar (2 fall classroom credits). The clinic and…

  • Religious Freedom Clinical Seminar

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Religious Freedom Clinic (3-5 fallclinical credits). Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None. By Permission: Yes. Applications are due by May 16, 2022. Add/Drop Deadline: August…

  • Employment Law Clinic

    September 26, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Employment Law Workshop: Strategies for Social Change (2 spring classroom…

  • Employment Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home In this 4-credit course, we will examine the laws that govern and structure the employment relationship in nonunion…

  • Food System Workers

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will provide an overview of different sectors of the food system and how law and policy…

  • 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…

  • Labor & Employment Lab

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites but Employment Law or Labor Law (or a similar course) is strongly recommended as background. Exam Type: No Exam…

  • Employment Law Workshop: Strategies for Social Change

    September 14, 2022

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

  • International Human Rights 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 Human Rights…

  • Financial and Legal Needs of Low and Moderate Income Households

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam The seminar will examine the opportunities and perils in consumer financial services available to low and moderate income households. We…

  • 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…

  • Employment Law Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Employment Law Workshop: Strategies for Social Change (2 spring classroom…

  • Employment Law Workshop: Strategies for Social Change

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Employment Law Workshop: Advocacy Skills

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Advanced Topics in Labor and Employment Law

    September 14, 2022

    In this seminar we will explore emerging trends and longstanding questions in the fields of labor and employment law. Topics may include the employment classification…

  • ERISA

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Familiarity with one or more of: trusts & estates, federal income tax, corporations – is recommended but not required. Exam Type: Please refer to…

  • 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…

  • Employment Law Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Employment Law Workshop: Advocacy Skills (2 fall classroom credits). This…

  • Labor & Employment Lab

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In this two unit course, students will generate and publish writing on labor and employment law, labor politics, and…

  • Food System Workers

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will provide an overview of different sectors of the food system and how law and policy…

  • ERISA

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Familiarity with one or more of: trusts & estates, federal income tax, corporations – is recommended but not required. Exam Type: Any Day Take-home…

  • Labor & Employment Lab

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Students interested in applying to join the Lab should submit a short (500 word maximum) statement of interest to Professor Sachs by…

  • International Labor Migration

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will draw on case studies to examine international labor migration flows, governance issues under national and international…

  • Employment Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule In this 4-credit course, we will examine the laws that govern…

  • Labor Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will focus on the statutory, judicial, and administrative law governing…

  • Sports and the Law: Representing the Professional Athlete

    September 14, 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…

  • Labor History and the Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines the historical relationship between American workers and the law. It focuses on legal contests over workers’…

  • Employment Discrimination

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will examine civil rights law in the workplace, one of…

  • International Labor Migration

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will draw on case studies to examine international labor migration flows, governance issues under national and international…

  • Religious Freedom Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Religious Freedom Clinic Seminar (2 spring classroom credits). The clinic and…

  • Religious Freedom Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Religious Freedom Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None. By Permission: Yes. Applications are due by May 16, 2022. Add/Drop Deadline:

  • Sports and the Law: Representing the Professional Athlete

    September 14, 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…

  • Employment Law Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Employment Law Workshop: Strategies for Social Change (2 spring classroom…

  • Employment Law Workshop: Strategies for Social Change

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Employment Law Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Employment Law Workshop: Advocacy Skills (2 fall classroom credits). This…