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

    September 22, 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…

  • International Investment Arbitration

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisite: The course is open to 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, and SJDs. No prior courses required, although broad familiarity with public international law and international commercial…

  • Re-imagining global order as Asia re-emerges

    September 21, 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 21, 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.

  • 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,…

  • International Human Rights Clinic

    September 19, 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 19, 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…

  • Semester in Human Rights

    September 19, 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…

  • Food Law and Policy Clinic

    September 19, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Food Law and Policy (2 fall classroom credits). Some seats…

  • International Trade Law

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course focuses on the law governing international trade as established by the World Trade Organization. It engages…

  • Farmed Animal Law and Policy

    September 19, 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…

  • International Lawyering

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law Exam Type: No Exam This is an advanced reading group for students interested in public international law careers. We will explore…

  • Corporate Accountability in Armed Conflict

    September 19, 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…

  • Public International Law

    September 19, 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 foundation…

  • Advanced Comparative Perspectives on U.S. Law

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will discuss U.S. law from a comparative perspective. We will discuss, from a non-U.S. perspective, the…

  • Right-Respecting Tech Amidst Authoritarianism and Conflict

    September 19, 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 Environmental Law

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines the challenges, successes, and opportunities in harnessing state and non-state efforts to promote international environmental protection.

  • Global Law

    September 19, 2022

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

  • International Intellectual Property Law and Policy

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: Students should have completed, or be concurrently enrolled in, Patent Law. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar examines fundamental principles of international IP law…

  • Space Law and Policy

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home The global space industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy, underpinning trillions of dollars in…

  • Business and Human Rights Seminar: Evolution and Contemporary Challenges

    September 19, 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…

  • Laws of War

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: Public International Law is recommended. Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home The law of war is one of the oldest branches of international law, but whether…

  • Evidence

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home and Short In-Class Examination The law of Evidence regulates the presentation of factual information in the Anglo-American jury…

  • Advanced Topics in Jewish Law: The Law of Literature

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: This seminar will be by permission of the instructor, who strongly prefers that students have a background in advanced study of Jewish legal material.

  • Human Rights and International Law

    September 19, 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…

  • Foundations of International Arbitration: Theory and Practice

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Through a combination of lectures and in-class simulations, this course will (i) provide an overview of the foundational aspects…

  • Transgender Law & Politics

    September 19, 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 Advocacy

    September 19, 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…

  • Strategic Leadership & Advanced Human Rights Advocacy

    September 19, 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Introduction to Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). Students enrolled in the spring clinic must enroll in this seminar or the spring…

  • International Taxation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Taxation Exam Type: In Class This course will cover the basic federal income tax concepts, policy and law relating to taxation of foreign persons…

  • International Criminal Law

    September 14, 2022

    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 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…

  • Conflict of Laws

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Advanced Topics in Jewish Law and Legal Theory

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: This seminar will be by permission of the instructor, who strongly prefers that students have a background in advanced study of Jewish legal material.

  • The International Law of the Sea

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Regulation of International Finance

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will examine international arrangements for the regulation of finance. Arrangements covered include the International Monetary Fund, the…

  • Human Rights in the UN Treaty Bodies

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: By permission of instructor. The permission is just to verify the prerequisite.  Students who have taken the International Human Rights introductory course at HLS…

  • Food Law and Policy 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 Food…

  • Human Rights Advocacy

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: International Human Rights Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). Students enrolled in the spring clinic must enroll in this seminar or the Introduction…

  • Disability Rights Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course encompasses many aspects of disability rights, laws, and policies, with particular emphasis on the Americans with Disabilities…

  • International Business Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One Day Take-Home This course aims to provide students with a broad overview of the problems that confront businesses as they…

  • Money Design and Inequality

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: The seminar is intended for students who have studied money as a legal institution. Students must have completed one of the following courses previously:…

  • Comparative Law: Why Law? The Experience of China

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course uses the example of China as a springboard for asking fundamental questions about the nature of…