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  • International Environmental Law

    March 15, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course examines the challenges, successes, and opportunities in harnessing state and non-state efforts to promote international environmental…

  • Climate Change and the Politics of International Law

    March 15, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home As climate change has come to be seen as an urgent global problem, there has been a turn…

  • Constitutions, Law, and Empire

    March 15, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam What is a Constitution? Why, and under what circumstances, do people make them? What about the United States and…

  • The International Law of the Sea

    March 14, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course explores the international law of the sea, which is one of the most important and compelling areas…

  • The International Law of the Sea

    March 14, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course explores the international law of the sea, which is one of the most important and compelling areas…

  • International Criminal Law

    March 14, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home International Criminal Law examines how the international legal system attempts to name and address the gravest crimes in…

  • International Human Rights

    March 14, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home The course will introduce students to the concepts of human rights, within the system of public international law.

  • International Intellectual Property Transactions

    March 14, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home International IP transactions are extremely common in the global knowledge-based and data-driven economy. The legal rules that govern…

  • Controlling Shareholders

    March 6, 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…

  • Corporate and Capital Markets Law and Policy

    March 6, 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…

  • American Indian Law

    March 3, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course covers the history and fundamentals of modern federal Indian…

  • Christian Legal Perspectives

    March 2, 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…

  • Patent Law

    March 2, 2023

    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

    March 2, 2023

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

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

    March 2, 2023

    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…

  • City Use of Technology

    March 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This three-credit course surveys the efforts of city officials around the world as they use technology to solve challenging…

  • City Use of Technology

    March 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course surveys the efforts of city officials around the world as they use technology to solve challenging problems…

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    February 27, 2023

    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: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

    February 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule The intersection of criminal law and immigration law is a growing…

  • Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

    February 27, 2023

    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…

  • Crimmigration Clinic

    February 27, 2023

    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

    February 27, 2023

    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

    February 27, 2023

    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…

  • International Labor Migration

    February 22, 2023

    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…

  • International Labor Migration

    February 22, 2023

    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…

  • Conflict of Laws

    February 16, 2023

    Prerequisites: LLM students must have taken (1) Either Civil Procedure or Federal Courts, or equivalent coursework; AND (2) one of the following: Contracts, Torts, or…

  • American Indian Law

    February 14, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course is an introduction to federal Indian law, the body of law recognizing and limiting the sovereignty of…

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

    February 7, 2023

    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

    February 7, 2023

    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

    February 7, 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…

  • Global Justice Workshop

    February 7, 2023

    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

    February 7, 2023

    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…

  • Immigration Law

    February 6, 2023

    Prerequisites: Prior completion of a course in U.S. Constitutional Law that covers separation of powers and federalism is recommended, but not required. Exam Type: In…

  • Immigration Law

    February 6, 2023

    Prerequisites: Prior completion of a course in U.S. Constitutional Law that covers separation of powers and federalism is recommended, but not required. Exam Type: Please…

  • Human Rights and International Law

    February 6, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course examines critically what it means to embody human rights…

  • Migration and Human Rights

    February 6, 2023

    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…

  • Human Rights in the UN Treaty Bodies

    February 6, 2023

    Prerequisite: By permission of instructor. The permission is just to verify the prerequisite.  Students who have taken either the 1L or upper-level International Human Rights…

  • Advanced Analysis of the Sugya

    February 1, 2023

    Prerequisites: Students should have sufficient experience with Talmud to prepare and be prepared to read the text in the original language with commentaries. Exam Type

  • Current Issues in Securities Regulation

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: Corporations or permission of the instructor to waive the prerequisite. Exam Type: No Exam Students will read and discuss materials relating to current issues…

  • Introduction to Islamic Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course is a broad introduction to Islamic law in historical and contemporary forms.  We will first cover…

  • Animal Law

    January 27, 2023

    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…

  • Designing a Central Bank Digital Currency for the United States

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Over the past decade, the emergence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Libra has put pressure on central banks around…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home
    Students enrolled in the course will be expected to prepare one short research paper on a…

  • The United States and Global Capital Markets Regulation: A Retrospective Of the Past Twenty Years

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore developments in international capital markets over the past two decades. We will read a…

  • 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

  • Evidence

    January 25, 2023

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

  • 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…

  • Comparative Law: Ancient Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule The focus of the class will be on comparing various ancient and…

  • Space Law and Policy

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam The goal of this course is to introduce students to the practice of space law and policy in the…

  • China and Hong Kong under the “One Country, Two Systems” Principle

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This Reading Group will study what the “One Country, Two Systems” principle means twenty-two years after Hong Kong’s handover…