The deadline to apply for Professors Sunstein and Vermeule's seminar, Unintended Consequences in Law and Politics, has been extended to Tuesday, Jan 10. The tentative syllabus is posted here: https://canvas.harvard.edu/courses/20360/assignments/syllabus Unintended Consequences in Law and Politics Prerequisites: Admission is by permission; applicants should submit a resume and a short (1-2 paragraph) statement of interest and relevant background to Ellen Keng (firstname.lastname@example.org). Exam: None The best-laid plans of legal and political actors often go wrong. We will study the problem of unintended consequences and related problems in legal and political theory, drawing on case studies from history and fiction as well as scholarly analysis. We will examine both malign and benign unintended consequences (the Tragedy of the Commons and the Invisible Hand), the problem of counterfactuals in law and history, and natural experiments. Cross-registrants are encouraged to apply.