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  • 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…

  • Legal Profession

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Any Day Take-home This course offers a look at the organization, economics, operation, and ideology of the legal profession. We will…

  • 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…

  • When to Talk and When to Fight

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam By definition, equality and justice underscore our legal system. We face questions like: How do we apply the law…

  • The Power of Alignment: Where the Business World is Going and How Negotiators Can Shape the Deals Being Done

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: For JD students, you must have completed Mediation or the Negotiation Workshop previously. There are no prerequisites for LLM students. Exam Type: No Exam…

  • Legal Profession – The New Market for Personal Legal Services: Ethical and Professional Challenges

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Whether in solo, small firm or not for profit legal aid offices, new modes of serving clients of modest…

  • 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…

  • From Crisis to Opportunity: Leadership in Post-Pandemic Urban America

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will examine how the enormous challenges thrust upon cities by the Covid-19 pandemic, recession, and the…

  • Criminal Procedure: Investigations

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines the relationship between the people and the police, primarily by examining the constitutional doctrines of the…

  • Communication, Law and Social Justice

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will introduce students to the role that written, oral, and multi-media communications play in the development of…

  • Power: Ethics, Means, Ends

    September 19, 2022

    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…

  • Legal Innovation Through Design Thinking

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Students participating in this Legal Innovation Through Design Thinking seminar will have the opportunity to: work collaboratively in small…

  • Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

    September 19, 2022

    Required Clinic Component Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic (3-5 fallclinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar (3 spring classroom…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic, either during winter-spring (2 winter clinical credits + 8 spring clinical credits) or spring clinic (8…

  • Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinical Seminar (3 spring classroom…

  • 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…

  • Financial and Legal Needs of Low and Moderate Income Households

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Negotiation Workshop

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Students are required to enroll in 1 spring clinical credit. Students will have…

  • Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic (1 required or 1 required + 1 optional spring clinical credits). This clinic and course…

  • Applying Adaptive Leadership to Thrive and Lead Change in Uncertain Times

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course offers students the opportunity to learn and apply principles of adaptive leadership to strengthen their ability to…

  • Governing Digital Technology

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: This is a JD 1L only offering. Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course offers a rigorous introduction to the field of cyberlaw. We will…

  • Becoming a Law Professor

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by application via email to Susannah Barton Tobin at stobin@law.harvard.edu by October 31, 2022. Please include a paragraph expressing your interest in…

  • Diversity and Dispute Resolution

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    There will be no final exam or research paper – instead, students will write a 300-500 word…

  • Legal Profession Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Students are required to write short response papers (around 2-pages) for each session, actively participate in the discussion, and…

  • Sports and the Law: Representing the Professional Athlete

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home

    Class participation and successful completion of weekly assignments will count for a significant portion of the…

  • (Dis)illusionment for Young Lawyers

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam You’ve heard from or about young lawyers, doctors and other professionals who are “disillusioned.”  In the reading group we’ll…

  • Startup Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Legal Technology

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore the journey of entrepreneurship via a combination of both case studies and supplemental readings.

  • Leading from the Middle

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This offering explores how to be an effective leader and an agent for positive change during the first 10-15…