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Legal Profession and Ethics

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    October 6, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Government Lawyer (1 fall + 1 spring classroom credit). Students…

  • Strategic Litigation and Immigration Advocacy

    October 4, 2022

    There is perhaps no other area of law that has been more profoundly altered in the last few years than immigration. The field has seen…

  • Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinic

    October 4, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinical Seminar (2 spring clinical…

  • Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinical Seminar

    October 4, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinic (3 or 4 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the…

  • International Lawyering

    October 4, 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…

  • Legal Profession

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course will explore the rules and the standards of professional responsibility and legal ethics through the lens of…

  • Legal Profession

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course is divided into two parts. The first part, focusing on the regulation of attorney conduct by…

  • Trusts and Estates

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines freedom of disposition in American succession law by way of: (a) intestate succession; (b) wills (including…

  • Legal Profession

    October 4, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course will explore the rules and the standards of professional responsibility and legal ethics through the lens of…

  • Communication, Law and Social Justice

    October 4, 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…

  • Housing Law Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Housing Law Clinical Seminar (2 fall classroom credits). This clinic…

  • Semester in Human Rights

    September 29, 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 29, 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…

  • Housing Law Clinical Workshop

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Housing Law Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    September 29, 2022

    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…

  • Polarities: The Power of “Both/And” in Law and Leadership

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Negotiation Workshop in the past, or are registered to take it in the 2022-2023 academic year Exam

  • International Human Rights Clinic

    September 29, 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

  • Legal Innovation Through Design Thinking

    September 29, 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…

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

    September 29, 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…

  • Contemporary Dilemmas in Dispute Resolution

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore situations and applications that challenge core principles in negotiation, mediation, and dispute systems design…

  • International Human Rights Clinic – 3L Leadership Training with Advanced Seminar

    September 29, 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: Collaborative Law

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home
    In addition to the final exam, students will submit a one-page reading response for each class.

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This series of lectures and discussions introduces foreign-educated LL.M. students to the foundations of the U.S. legal system and…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course teaches foreign-educated LL.M. students how U.S. lawyers conduct legal research, analyze and frame legal positions, and present their work…

  • Child Advocacy Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Lawyering for Children & Youth Clinical Seminar (2 fall classroom…

  • Lawyering for Children & Youth Clinical Seminar

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Child Advocacy Clinic (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    September 29, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course teaches foreign-educated LL.M. students how U.S. lawyers conduct legal research, analyze and frame legal positions, and present their work…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic

    September 29, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Students in the fall clinic must enroll in either the…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinical Seminar

    September 29, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). Students who enroll in the clinic will be enrolled in one of…

  • Housing Law Clinic

    September 26, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Housing Law Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom credits). This clinic…

  • Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinic

    September 26, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Judicial Process in Trial Courts (2 spring classroom credits). This…

  • Child Advocacy Clinic

    September 26, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Lawyering for Children & Youth Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom…

  • Child Advocacy Clinic

    September 26, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Lawyering for Children & Youth Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom…

  • 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…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinical Seminar

    September 14, 2022

    Required Clinic Component: Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). Students who enroll in the clinic will be enrolled in one of…

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 2L

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Introduction to Advocacy: Ethics and Skills in Clinical Practice (1…

  • 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…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits 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 the…

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

    September 14, 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…

  • 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…

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 3L

    September 14, 2022

    Enrollment in this clinic will count towards the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Advanced Clinical Practice (1 fall classroom credit + 1…

  • Failed Corporations: A Post-Mortem

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Corporations is a required prerequisite and a course in bankruptcy or corporate reorganizations will be helpful, although not required. LLM students with experience in…

  • Legal Profession: Public Interest Lawyering

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course will explore the application of the rules and the standards of professional responsibility and legal ethics to…

  • Advanced Legal Research

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: For JD students, completion of First Year Legal Research and Writing. For LLM students, completion of LRWA I is required and an enrollment…