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Law and Political Economy

  • Climate Solutions Living Lab

    January 25, 2023

    Prerequisites:By Permission. This is a multi-disciplinary course and we encourage students from SEAS, GSD, HKS, GSE, SPH, HBS, and GSAS to apply. This course has…

  • Workshop on Law and Political Economy

    January 24, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This workshop is devoted to reading and discussing new scholarly work on law and political economy. Outside speakers and…

  • Wielding Impact: Economics as Tool for Justice

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The study of the law is inextricably linked with the study of what constitutes justice. Yet formalistic legal doctrine…

  • Climate Change and the Politics of International Law

    January 23, 2023

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

  • Labor & Employment Lab

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam In this one unit course, students will generate and publish writing on labor and employment law, labor politics, and…

  • Advanced Comparative Perspectives on U.S. Law

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: By Permission. Students interested in applying to join the Lab should submit a short (300 word maximum) statement of interest to Professor Hanson. The…

  • Power: Ethics, Means, Ends

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-day take-home, or paper in lieu of exam option also available What is power? And what principles, if any, constrain it’s…

  • Critical Race Theory

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will consider one of the newest intellectual currents within American Legal Theory – Critical Race Theory. Emerging…

  • Labor Law

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-Home This course will focus on the statutory, judicial, and administrative law governing the collective organization of workers and…

  • Ethics, Economics and the Law

    January 19, 2023

    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,…

  • Feminist Legal Theory

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Students will write response papers analyzing the reading materials. The professor will provide feedback and revision will…

  • Law and Economic Development

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course will explore past and present debates about the role of the legal order in economic development. We…

  • Law and Political Economy?

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home Around the world, questions of “political economy” are back on the agenda, arrangements long taken for granted open to…

  • Policing and Incarceration: Paths to Reform

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This course will examine policing and mass incarceration in the contemporary United States. The first half of the course…

  • Global Anticorruption Lab

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (mstephen@law.harvard.edu); the…

  • Statistics for Lawyers

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home This course will cover foundational statistical concepts and how they are used in litigation. Statistical methods arise in a…

  • Warren Center Research Seminar: Capitalism’s Hardwiring: Money, Credit, and Finance in a Globalizing World

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: Students who wish to enroll should have taken a course in either monetary law, financial regulation, or the history of economic regulation; participation is…

  • Money Design and Inequality

    January 18, 2023

    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:…

  • Law and Political Economy

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Law and political economy is the study of how law shapes power in market societies.  The course will begin…

  • Financial and Legal Needs of Low and Moderate Income Households

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam The seminar will examine the opportunities and perils in consumer financial services available to low and moderate income households. We…

  • Constitutional Law: Money and the Making of American Capitalism

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam: In Class According to one of the framers, the “soul of the Constitution” was the clause allocating authority over money.   Over the…

  • Law and Inequality Workshop

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam In this course we will explore concepts of inequality from a range of disciplinary perspectives. We will also consider…

  • Local Government Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Any given place in the United States is governed by a diverse, overlapping, and conflicting set of governments, from…