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  • Comparative and International Legal Struggles Over Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam At the intersection of debates about religion, private morality and public policy, and sexual and reproductive health and rights…

  • Corporate Accountability in Armed Conflict

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law, Law of War, International Criminal Law or International Human Rights Law Exam Type: No Exam This upper-level reading group will examine…

  • Farmed Animal Law and Policy

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for the class, although an environmental law or animal law survey course is recommended. Exam Type: No Exam This…

  • Housing Law Clinic

    September 29, 2022

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

  • 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,…

  • Human Rights and International Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines critically what it means to embody human rights conceptions in law at the international level, and…

  • 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…

  • Housing Law Clinical Workshop

    September 29, 2022

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

  • 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

  • Human Rights Advocacy

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Students enrolled in the fall clinic must enroll in one of the fall Human…

  • Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore the current landscape of human rights litigation in U.S. courts. The seminar will examine both…

  • Cyberlaw Clinic Seminar

    September 29, 2022

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

  • Communication, Law and Social Justice

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will introduce students to the role that written, oral, and multi-media communications play in the development of…

  • Cyberlaw Clinic

    September 29, 2022

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

  • Right-Respecting Tech Amidst Authoritarianism and Conflict

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam As state and non-state actors with authoritarian tendencies seek to gain and wield power, technology can be a weapon…

  • 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…

  • Business and Human Rights Seminar: Evolution and Contemporary Challenges

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore the expanding practice around business and human rights, departing from its origins and moving into…

  • Ethics, Economics and the Law

    September 29, 2022

    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,…

  • Re-imagining global order as Asia re-emerges

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The re-emergence of Asia is posing conceptual and practical challenges to understandings of and frameworks for global order that…

  • Engaging China

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This one unit course will examine the role that China has been playing in a world order in flux.

  • Tibet and China

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This Reading Group will focus on the question of and solutions for Tibet. It will look at the historical…

  • ESG: Corporate Ethics in the 21st Century

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home, Paper Option Available This course will investigate the rise of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) as a dominant investment…

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Immigration and Refugee Advocacy (2 fall classroom credits). This clinic…

  • Individuality?: Virginia Woolf vs. Social Justice and Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam We’ll read two great novels by Woolf published almost a century ago – Mrs. Dalloway and To The…

  • 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…

  • Strategic Leadership & Advanced Human Rights Advocacy

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Either the fall International Human Rights Clinic – 3L Leadership Training with Advanced Seminar or the fall Semester in Human Rights Clinic.

  • Fairness and Privacy: Perspectives of Law and Probability

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Admission is by permission of instructors; applicants should submit letters of inquiry with CVs (as a single PDF) to Ellie Benagh, ebenagh@law.harvard.edu by June…

  • Immigration and Refugee Advocacy

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Reproductive Rights and Justice

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will examine how laws impede or increase access to sexual…

  • Fashion Law Lab

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This experiential course meets Tuesday, January 3 to Friday, January 13, 2023 and is taught by Nana Sarian, a…

  • Competing Values: Freedom, Equality, Property, & Democracy

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will cover a variety of current and enduring questions involving fundamental issues of freedom, equality, property,…

  • Global Justice Workshop

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop, but it is intended for students with a strong academic bent. Exam: No Exam This workshop will…

  • Housing Law Clinic

    September 26, 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…

  • Public International Law

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take Home This is an introductory course to public international law. The first part of the course examines the nature,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Animal Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites, and 1L students are welcome in the class. Exam Type: One Day Take-Home Students will be evaluated on the basis…

  • Cyberlaw Clinic

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Cyberlaw Clinic Seminar

    September 14, 2022

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

  • American Safety Net from the Civil War to COVID-19

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam From public assistance for Civil War widows, New Deal programs to address the Great Depression, and growing calls for…

  • Migration and Human Rights

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: It is recommended that students should already have taken either (1) a human rights law course or clinic, or (2) an immigration or refugee…

  • 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…

  • Transitional Justice: Dispute Systems Design and Durable Peace

    September 14, 2022

    Taught by Lisa Dicker Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam After periods of widespread conflict or repression, the regular justice system of a country is…

  • New Technologies and the Law of War

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Changes in contemporary warfare are challenging the fundamental principles of its regulation and their application in practice. From the…

  • 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…