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International, Comparative & Foreign Law

  • Trauma, Refugees and Asylum Law

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Refugees are among the most vulnerable populations in our legal system today and are among the most challenging to…

  • Immigration and Refugee Advocacy

    October 4, 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…

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

    October 4, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Strategic Litigation and Immigration Advocacy (2 spring classroom credits). tudents…

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

    October 4, 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…

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

    October 4, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Strategic Litigation and Immigration Advocacy (2 spring classroom credits). Students…

  • The Comparative Law Workshop

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Students will do 4 short response papers critiquing work-in-progress to be presented by leading comparative law scholars.

  • Regulation of International Finance

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will examine international arrangements for the regulation of finance. Arrangements…

  • International Economic Law Workshop

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: While there are no specific prerequisites for this workshop, it is highly advisable for students to have at least some background – coursework or…

  • Legal Architecture of Globalization: Money, Debt, and Development

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class An integrated political economy now covers much of the globe.  This course focuses on the monetary structure of that…

  • Legal Architecture of Globalization: Money, Debt, and Development

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule An integrated political economy now covers much of the globe.  This course…

  • Capitalism in Crisis

    October 4, 2022

    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…

  • International Humanitarian Law/Law of Armed Conflict

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law is recommended. Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule The law of war is one of the…

  • Public International Law

    October 4, 2022

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

  • Counterterrorism and International Law

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: Previous courses in Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law/Laws of War, Use of Force, or International Human Rights Law are strongly recommended. Exam Type:

  • The Security Council

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: Public International Law Exam Type: No Exam The United Nations Security Council is at the heart of the post-WWII international order. It is often…

  • Evidence

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will examine the rules and principles of American evidence law,…

  • Patent Law

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class Roughly half of this course will examine and assess the legal rules in the United States and other countries…

  • Patent Law

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule Roughly half of this course will examine and assess the legal…

  • Christian Legal Perspectives

    October 4, 2022

    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…

  • International Intellectual Property, Public Health, and Access to Medicines

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: Faculty permission. Interested students should submit a one-paragraph statement of interest briefly describing their background and reason for wanting to take the course. Please…

  • Governing Digital Technology

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: This is a JD 1L only offering. Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course offers a rigorous introduction…

  • International Commercial Arbitration

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home
    There will be a take-home final exam and class participation will be weighed.
    This course provides an…

  • Neder: Vows, Promises, Oaths in Jewish Law

    October 3, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course focuses on neder. The term is most often translated as vow, though as we will see, the…

  • International Labor Migration

    October 3, 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…

  • Foreign Relations Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Knowledge of international law is useful, but not essential. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will explore key doctrines and concepts of foreign relations…

  • 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…

  • Wildlife Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This is a survey course on Wildlife Law with an emphasis on the federal laws that are intended to…

  • Wildlife Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This is a survey course on Wildlife Law with an emphasis on the federal laws that are intended to…

  • Fashion Law Lab

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This experiential course is taught by Nana Sarian, who has served as General Counsel of Stella McCartney since 2012,…

  • Fashion Law Lab

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This experiential course meets January 4 to 14, 2022 and is taught by Nana Sarian, who served as General…

  • Corporate Criminal Investigations

    September 29, 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…

  • Corporate Criminal Investigations

    September 29, 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…

  • Conflict of Laws

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Open to upper-level JD students. For LLM students: this upper-level course assumes that students have prior knowledge of the basic principles of American law…

  • Conflict of Laws

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Open to upper-level JD students. For LLM students: this upper-level course assumes that students have prior knowledge of the basic principles of American law…

  • Geoeconomics: Trade, Investment and Security

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Evidence

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule The law of evidence regulates the presentation of factual information in…

  • Corporations from a Comparative Perspective

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Any one of the following: a prior course in corporate law, a parallel corporations course at HLS, or prior experience in matters relating to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Legal History: Continental Legal History

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam A survey of the main outlines of Continental European legal history from the fall of the Roman Empire to…

  • Legal History: English Legal History

    September 29, 2022

    An introduction to the history of law and legal institutions in England from the Anglo-Saxons to the seventeenth century. The principal focus will be on…

  • Legal History Seminar: Continental Legal History

    September 29, 2022

    Pre/Co-requisites: Concurrent registration in Continental Legal History, or equivalent preparation is required, as is the ability to read simple Latin prose.

  • Pierson v. Post and the Theory of Property Seminar

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: Property Exam Type: No Exam Many first-year property courses begin with Pierson v. Post, 3 Cai. R. 175, 2 Am. Dec. 264 (N.Y. 1805).

  • Legal History Workshop: Legal Pluralism

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop aims to provide students with an historical perspective on the phenomenon of legal pluralism world-wide, but with…

  • Roman Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam An introduction to Roman law that combines a survey approach with one that focuses in some depth on topics…

  • Roman Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam An introduction to Roman law that combines a survey approach with one that focuses in some depth on topics…

  • Legal History: English Legal History

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: The English Legal History course, either previously or concurrently, or the permission of the instructor, is required. Some materials in Latin and French will…