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  • Family Law

    January 26, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type:No Exam We will study the increasingly complex “marriage system,” in which new forms of adult relationship join marriage in the legal…

  • Advanced Negotiation: Multiparty Negotiation, Group Decision Making, and Teams

    January 26, 2023

    Prerequisites: Negotiation Workshop Exam Type: No Exam All lawyers work in environments that present opportunities to work with multiple parties – whether across the table,…

  • 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.

  • Designing Dispute Systems for Justice

    January 25, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is designed to help students learn and interrogate the theory and practice of dispute systems design (DSD).

  • Advanced Negotiation: Money, Negotiation & You

    January 24, 2023

    Pre/Co-requisites: Negotiation Workshop Exam Type: No Exam Money and other quantifiable outcomes grab our attention, and are the simplest yardstick by which negotiation outcomes are…

  • Transitional Justice: Dispute Systems Design and Durable Peace

    January 24, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam
    Paper in lieu of exam
    After periods of widespread conflict or repression, the regular justice system of a…

  • Negotiation Workshop

    January 24, 2023

    This course is co-taught by Sheila Heen, Michael Chaffers, Lisa Dicker, Shane Hebel, Neil McGaraghan, and Deanna Pantín Parrish. Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam…

  • Political Dialogue in Polarized Times

    January 24, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam According to the US Elections Project, in November 2020 Americans cast their votes for President at the highest rate…

  • Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

    January 24, 2023

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

  • Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

    January 24, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic may fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement depending on project assignment. Please contact the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono

  • Mediation

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The primary focus of this experiential learning course is on developing mediation skills — as a mediator and also…

  • Legal Policies, Randomized Control Trials, and Ethics

    January 20, 2023

    Prerequisites: Students who have completed either of the following Spring 2021 reading groups, Evaluating Criminal Justice Reform or Legal Policies, Randomized Control Trials, and Ethics,…

  • 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…

  • Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic may fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement depending on project assignment. Please contact the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono

  • Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • 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

  • Re-imagining global order as Asia re-emerges

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • 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…

  • How Wars End: The Role of Negotiation

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam It is commonly thought that wars end after a decisive military battle produces to a conclusive victory – one…

  • Mediation Clinic

    January 19, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Mediation Clinical Seminar (1 classroom credit). This clinic and…

  • 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…

  • Engaging China

    January 19, 2023

    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.

  • 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…

  • Tibet and China

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This Reading Group will focus on the question of and solutions for Tibet. It will look at the historical…

  • When to Talk and When to Fight

    January 19, 2023

    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

    January 19, 2023

    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…

  • 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

  • Sports Law: Advanced Contract Drafting

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home This course will provide students the opportunity to negotiate and draft agreements that a lawyer advising a…

  • Mediation Clinical Seminar

    January 19, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Harvard Mediation Clinic (1 clinical credit). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in…

  • Bankruptcy

    January 19, 2023

    Co-requisite: Students without prior basic exposure to business should normally take Corporations concurrently. Exam Type: In Class This basic bankruptcy course covers the major…

  • Advanced Negotiation: Fugitive Negotiation

    January 19, 2023

    Prerequisite: Negotiation Workshop Students who are registered for the Negotiation Workshop in the Winter or Spring are eligible to take Fugitive Negotiation this Fall. Exam

  • 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…

  • Diversity and Dispute Resolution

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

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

  • International Commercial Arbitration

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home
    There will be a take-home final exam and class participation will be weighed.
    This course provides an…

  • Contract Design

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites:None Exam Type: No Exam Student Welcome Video Good contracts create value by giving parties the right incentives to achieve their goals. A…

  • 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…

  • Sports Law Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will not fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: This clinic requires that students have taken at least…

  • Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic (1 required spring clinical credit; option for winter term clinical credit and additional spring clinical…

  • Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 2L

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 3L

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Sports Law Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will not fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: This clinic requires that students have taken at least…

  • International Human Rights 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 Human Rights…

  • Housing Law Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    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…

  • Sports and the Law: Representing the Professional Athlete

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home

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

  • Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinic (2-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will…