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Regulatory Law

  • Food Law and Policy

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites for JD students. LLM students must seek faculty permission. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar will present an overview of topics in…

  • Communications and Internet Law and Policy

    February 2, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The course will provide an introduction and overview to questions of communications and Internet law and policy. The intensive…

  • Administrative Law

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: One-Day Take-home This course will study the law governing federal administrative agencies, and related matters of policy and theory. Using the…

  • Administrative Law

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule This course will study the law governing federal administrative agencies, and…

  • Corporations

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: There is no formal prerequisite for the course. Students without a basic familiarity – not necessarily expertise – with rudimentary accounting and finance concepts,…

  • Corporations

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisites: There is no formal prerequisite for the course. Students without a basic familiarity – not necessarily expertise – with rudimentary accounting and finance concepts,…

  • Current Issues in Securities Regulation

    January 31, 2023

    Prerequisite: Corporations or permission of the instructor to waive the prerequisite. Exam Type: No Exam Students will read and discuss materials relating to current issues…

  • Animal Law

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites, and 1L students are welcome in the class. Exam Type: One Day Take-Home Students will be evaluated on the basis…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule Students enrolled in the course will be expected to prepare one…

  • Designing a Central Bank Digital Currency for the United States

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam Over the past decade, the emergence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Libra has put pressure on central banks around…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Last Class Take-home
    Students enrolled in the course will be expected to prepare one short research paper on a…

  • Securities Regulation

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class In addition to an in-class examination, students will be asked to participate in blog postings on a range of…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam. Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to daily assignments, some…

  • Securities Regulation

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course is designed to offer an overview of the work of…

  • The United States and Global Capital Markets Regulation: A Retrospective Of the Past Twenty Years

    January 27, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will explore developments in international capital markets over the past two decades. We will read a…

  • Climate Change and the Politics of International Law

    January 23, 2023

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

  • Consumer Financial Market Regulation

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Consumers use bank accounts, debit and credit cards, check cashing services and payment apps to receive, store, spend and…

  • International Taxation

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will cover the basic federal income tax concepts, policy and…

  • International Taxation

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: Taxation Exam Type: In Class This course will cover the basic federal income tax concepts, policy and law relating to taxation of foreign persons…

  • ERISA

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: Familiarity with one or more of: trusts & estates, federal income tax, corporations – is recommended but not required. Exam Type: Any Day Take-home…

  • ERISA

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: Familiarity with one or more of: trusts & estates, federal income tax, corporations – is recommended but not required. Exam Type: Please refer to…

  • State Energy Law

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam
    The course will require one short paper (3-4 pages) and one research paper about a topic of the…

  • State Energy Law

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam The course will require one short paper (2-3 pages) and one research paper about a topic of the student’s…

  • Empirical Law and Finance

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Empirical tools have been increasingly used in litigation, regulation, and policymaking in corporate law, corporate governance, and securities regulation…

  • Corporate and Capital Markets Law and Policy

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken (or are taking concurrently) the Corporations course…

  • Controlling Shareholders

    January 23, 2023

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken or are taking concurrently the Corporations course…

  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    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,…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course (1 spring classroom credit).

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course (1 fall classroom credit).

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course (1 spring classroom credit).

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course (1 winter classroom credit).

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (2 winter clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (2 winter clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course (1 winter classroom credit).

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    January 18, 2023

    Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement. Required Class Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course (1 fall classroom credit).

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinical Course

    January 18, 2023

    Required Clinic Component: Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically…

  • Copyright and Trademark Litigation

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The class will analyze the strategic, practical and policy issues involved with copyright and trademark litigation from the…

  • Estate Planning

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: Trusts and Estates, which may be taken concurrently with this course as well. Exam Type: No Exam

    Grading will be based upon…

  • Estate Planning

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisite: Trusts and Estates, which may be taken concurrently with this course as well. Exam Type: No Exam

    Grading will be based upon…

  • Animal Law & Policy Clinical Seminar

    January 18, 2023

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

  • Corporations

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course surveys the role of legal controls on business organizations with…

  • Local Government Law

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course examines the possibility and desirability of decentralization of power in…

  • Corporate Finance

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: Students must have taken Analytical Methods, Introduction to Finance Concepts, or a similar introduction to basic present value calculations at HLS or elsewhere. Exam

  • Advanced Antitrust

    January 18, 2023

    Prerequisites: A prior antitrust or competition law course. Students with applicable experience or who have taken similar courses elsewhere may contact the instructor for a…