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  • Legal Profession: Collaborative Law

    January 25, 2023

    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 Profession Seminar

    January 25, 2023

    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…

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

    January 24, 2023

    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…

  • (Dis)illusionment for Young Lawyers

    January 23, 2023

    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…

  • Legal Profession

    January 23, 2023

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

  • Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinical Seminar

    January 23, 2023

    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…

  • Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinic

    January 23, 2023

    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…

  • Child Advocacy Clinic

    January 20, 2023

    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

    January 20, 2023

    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

    January 20, 2023

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

  • Child Advocacy Clinic

    January 20, 2023

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

  • Lawyering for Children & Youth Clinical Seminar

    January 20, 2023

    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…

  • Failed Corporations: A Post-Mortem

    January 20, 2023

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

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Housing Law Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • International Human Rights Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    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

  • Housing Law Clinical Workshop

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Trusts and Estates

    January 19, 2023

    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…

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

    January 19, 2023

    Required Class Component: Strategic Leadership & Advanced Human Rights Advocacy (2 fall classroom credits). Once a student is accepted into this clinic, the Office of…

  • 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…

  • Legal Innovation Through Design Thinking

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Contemporary Dilemmas in Dispute Resolution

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Legal Profession

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Semester in Human Rights

    January 19, 2023

    Required Class Component: Strategic Leadership & Advanced Human Rights Advocacy (2 fall classroom credits). Once a student is accepted into this clinic, the Office of…

  • International Lawyering

    January 19, 2023

    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

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • 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,…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Legal Profession

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    January 19, 2023

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

  • Communication, Law and Social Justice

    January 19, 2023

    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…

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

    January 19, 2023

    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

  • Government Lawyer

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Government Lawyer: U.S. Attorney Clinic (4-5 clinical credits; either fall or spring semester). Students who are accepted into this clinic will be…

  • 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…

  • Legal Profession: Public Interest Lawyering

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Leadership & Management Skills for Lawyers

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will study ways for lawyers to become outstanding leaders and managers in different organizational settings: private…

  • Government Lawyer: United States Attorney Clinic

    January 18, 2023

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

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

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Supreme Court Litigation Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.
    Required Class Component: Supreme Court Litigation (1 winter clinical credit). This clinic…

  • Advanced Clinical Practice

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 3L (4 fall clinical credits + 4 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment…

  • Supreme Court Litigation

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (2 winter clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll…

  • Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    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…