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  • 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…

  • Advanced Antitrust

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: A prior antitrust or competition law course. Students with applicable experience or who have taken similar courses elsewhere may contact the instructor for a…

  • Advertising Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home This course covers legal regulation of advertising in the United States, with some comparison to other countries. Private…

  • Reproductive Rights and Justice

    January 18, 2023

    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

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Global Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home This course explores law’s role in global affairs. We will examine the history of ideas, legal doctrines, institutional…

  • International Trade Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites None Exam Type: In Class This course examines the law and policy of international trade in goods and services. It begins with an overview…

  • HLAB: Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: This reading group is by application and only open to members of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Please contact Nicole Summers with any questions.

  • Law and Political Economy?

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam
    Evaluation is a final take home essay.
    Around the world, questions of “political economy” are back on the agenda,…

  • Negotiation Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam *Cross-Registrants: Please note that cross-registrants interested in taking the Workshop must participate in the online application process for the…

  • Challenges of a General Counsel: Lawyers as Leaders

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam
    Students will write 2-3 page response papers (which will be graded pass/fail) using the problem to highlight…

  • Migration and Human Rights

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No HLS Exam Migration is a central moral issue of our time and its impacts will alter our world throughout this…

  • Sustainable Development and International Investment Arbitration: Issues, Policies and Challenges

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites None Exam Type: No Exam Two international legal regimes seem to be at war with each other – the international investment arbitration regime that…

  • Roe at 50

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam On the cusp of the fiftieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion law casts a particularly long shadow over…

  • International Investment Arbitration: Policies, Issues, and Challenges (S01)

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam International investment is an important driver for economic development, providing jobs, bringing in technology and critical capital. Accordingly, most…

  • WTO and Trade Litigation

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will focus on practical aspects involved in litigation of international trade disputes, both before the World Trade…

  • The US Constitution in Comparative Perspective

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course explores key concepts and doctrines in US constitutional law,…

  • Governing Digital Technology

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Public International Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This is an introductory course on Public International Law, which is…

  • Law and Economic Development

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course will explore past and present debates about the role…

  • EU Tech Regulation

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites None Exam Type: No Exam The European Union has been at the forefront of regulating the digital economy, leveraging its antitrust laws against big…

  • Talmud for All: Family Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In his class we will engage in close reading of sections of the Babylonian Talmud that deal (broadly speaking)…

  • Global Governance

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No HLS Exam This course focuses on the interplay among states, international organizations, multinational corporations, civil society organizations, and activist networks…

  • Copyright

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will explore copyright law and policy. Approximately two thirds of the class time and readings will be…

  • Wildlife Law

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Feminist Legal Theory

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule Students will write response papers analyzing the reading materials or will…

  • Advanced Property Law: Economic, Political, and Historical Development

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: Property or permission of the instructor to waive the requisite. Exam Type: No Exam This experimental course will engage recent calls for a rewriting…

  • Talmud for All: Jews and Gentiles

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In his class we will engage in close reading of sections of the Babylonian Talmud that deal (broadly speaking)…

  • Comparative Digital Privacy (S01)

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Digital privacy has become a major issue for Internet users, technology companies, online businesses, researchers, and policy-makers around the…

  • Emerging Issues in Refugee Protection: The Representation of Child Asylum Seekers

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: Prior exposure to asylum or immigration law is helpful but not required. Exam Type: No Exam.
    The final grade will be based primarily…

  • Legal History: English Legal History

    January 18, 2023

    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: Continental Legal History

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Positive constitutionalism and effective government: The U.S. in Comparative Perspective

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The conventional understanding of the U.S. Constitution is that it is a “negative” constitution, which provides primarily for what…

  • Human Rights and Humanitarianism through the Lens of Documentary Film

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will examine how visual representations affect the theory and practice of human rights advocacy and humanitarian…

  • Poverty, Human Rights, and Development

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course uses a multidisciplinary lens to explore the linkages between global poverty, human rights, and development from an…

  • Constitutional Law and Colonialism

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore constitutional law and colonialism in contemporary, comparative, and historical perspectives. Typically, colonialism is not…

  • International Investment Arbitration: Policies, Issues, and Challenges (S02)

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam International investment is an important driver for economic development, providing jobs, bringing in technology and critical capital. Accordingly, most…

  • The Security Council

    January 18, 2023

    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…