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Regulatory Law

  • Regulation of International Finance

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course will examine international arrangements for the regulation of finance. Arrangements…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Corporate Governance

    September 14, 2022

    Co/Prerequisites: Corporations Exam Type: No Exam This reading group will focus on current debates about the governance of the public corporation and its purpose. Topics…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class The course will examine the law that governs corporations, with a focus on the on the protection of shareholders…

  • Advanced Issues in Administrative Law and Theory

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: Admission is by permission; applicants should submit a resume and a short (1-2 paragraph) statement of interest and relevant background by January 1, 2022…

  • Money Design and Inequality

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: The seminar is intended for students who have studied money as a legal institution. Students must have completed one of the following courses previously:…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    September 14, 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…

  • Antitrust Law & Economics – Global

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Note: Students who have taken U.S. Antitrust Law may not take this course because it duplicates the U.S. portion of the material covered…

  • Food Law and Policy

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Administrative Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course will study law making and law application by executive departments of government. Using the material covered in…

  • Climate Change and the Politics of International Law

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    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).

  • Securities Regulation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Most students find it helpful to have completed or to take concurrently a course in Corporations before taking Securities Regulation. Exam Type: In Class…

  • 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…

  • Money Design and Inequality

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: The seminar is intended for students who have studied money as a legal institution. Students must have completed one of the following courses previously:…

  • Public Health Law and Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: This seminar is open to LLM students by permission. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar provides an overview of the historical law and policy…

  • Taxation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is an introductory study of federal income taxation covering inclusion and exclusion of items in computing gross…

  • Immigration Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Prior completion of a course in U.S. Constitutional Law that covers separation of powers and federalism is recommended, but not required. Exam Type: In…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    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).

  • Bankruptcy

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Copyright

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: One-Day Take-home This course will explore copyright law and policy. Approximately two thirds of the class time and readings will be…

  • Administrative Law

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Communications and Internet Law and Policy

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Public Health Law and Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: This seminar is open to LLM students by permission. Exam Type: No Exam This seminar provides an overview of the historical law and policy…

  • Corporate Governance: Corporate Purpose

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Corporations, as co-requisite, or sufficient background with permission of the instructor. Exam Type: No Exam In this course, we will examine classic writings and…

  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    September 14, 2022

    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,…

  • Taxation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule This course focuses on the U.S. federal income tax and the policy…

  • Patent Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class Roughly half of this course will examine and assess the legal rules in the United States and other countries…

  • Economic Analysis of Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class What effects does law have? Do corporations pollute less, market safer products, and adhere more often to their…

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Taxation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course focuses on the U.S. federal income tax and the policy considerations that inform the design of…

  • Environmental Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course surveys federal environmental law and serves as a useful introduction both to environmental law’s particular complexities as…

  • Corporations

    September 14, 2022

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

  • Tax Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Taxation Exam Type: No Exam This Reading Group will examine through law review articles some of the major tax policy issues including choice of…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    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).

  • Designing a Central Bank Digital Currency for the United States

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Critical Corporate Theory Lab

    September 14, 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, if…

  • State Constitutional Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Each student will be responsible for one in-class presentation and two 6-8 page papers.
    This survey…

  • Taxation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course focuses on the U.S. federal income tax and the policy considerations that inform the design of the…

  • Securities Regulation

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    September 14, 2022

    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).

  • Federal Budget Policy

    September 14, 2022

    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…

  • Family Law

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Tentative Exam Schedule We will study the increasingly complex “marriage system,” in which new…

  • Corporate Finance

    September 14, 2022

    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

  • Securities Regulation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Most students find it helpful to have completed or to take concurrently a course in Corporations before taking Securities Regulation. Exam Type: Please refer…