Classes

    HLS 2123. International Environmental Law

    Semester: 

    Fall
    • Professor: James Salzman
    • Term: Fall
    • Day: M
    • Time: 1:45-3:45PM
    • School: Harvard Law School
    • Course ID: 217104

    This course examines the challenges, successes, and opportunities in harnessing state and non-state efforts to promote international environmental protection. After laying a foundation in environmental policy instruments, international law, institutions and the challenges of sustainable development, the course addresses concrete regimes designed to address specific international...

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    HLS 2074. Environmental Law

    Semester: 

    Fall
    • Professor: Richard Lazarus
    • Term: Fall
    • Day: Th, F
    • Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM
    • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    • Course ID: 217025

    This course surveys federal environmental law and serves as a useful introduction both to environmental law’s particular complexities as well as to the skills necessary in mastering any complex area of regulation. The...

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    HLS. Environmental Justice

    Semester: 

    Spring
    • Professor: Patrice Simms
    • Term: Spring
    • Day: M, T
    • Time: 10:45AM-12:15PM
    • Course ID: 

    Environmental justice has taken center stage as a social, political, and legal issue in recent years, and one cannot fully understand environmental law and policy, or the contemporary environmental movement, without a meaningful appreciation of the history, goals, and principles of environmental justice. Emerging at the intersection of environment and civil rights, the environmental justice movement is a...

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    HLS 2921. Climate Solutions Living Lab

    Semester: 

    Spring
    • Professor: Aladdine Joroff
    • Term: Spring
    • Day: W
    • Time: 5:00-8:00PM
    • Course ID: 2921

    This is a project-oriented course: Students from multiple disciplines will work together in teams to design real-world practical tools for advancing climate change goals, such as reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Lectures and discussions will provide background on relevant climate-related topics, including the science of climate change; health impacts of...

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    HLS 2359: Food Law and Policy

    Semester: 

    N/A
    • Professor: Emily Broad Leib
    • Term: Spring, Fall
    • Day: T
    • Time: 1:45-3:45PM
    • Course ID: 213839

     

    This seminar will present an overview of topics in food law and policy, and will examine how these laws shape what we eat. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to a range of issues impacting the food system from farm to fork to landfill. In the past few years, major news stories have covered the U.S. farm bill, labeling of genetically engineered food products, soda taxes...

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    HLS 2974. State Energy Law

    Semester: 

    Spring
    • Professor: Ari Peskoe
    • Term: Spring
    • Day: T 
    • Time: 1:45-3:45PM
    • Course ID: 214212

     

    States play a leading role in forging our nation's energy policy.  State regulatory authority over the energy industry is pervasive, from resource extraction to utility ratemaking. This course offers an overview of core state functions, the legal questions they present, and the current policy debates and legal battles over the future of our energy sector....

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    HBS 1135. Global Climate Change

    Semester: 

    Spring
    • Professor: Gunnar Trumbull
    • Term: Spring
    • School: Harvard Business School
    • Course ID: 1135

    The course will assess the origins, context and implications of climate change for business and society. It will explore how and why we have created climate change; how it will change the world we live in; and how we can and will respond to it. The course will consider the scientific, economic, social, political, and ethical context of that response. It will also be explicitly an exploratory course, with the goal of...

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    HLS. Climate Change and the Politics of International Law

    Semester: 

    Spring
    • Professor: Anne Orford
    • Term: Spring
    • Day: M, T, W
    • Time: 4:15-6:15PM
    • School: Harvard Law School

    As climate change has come to be seen as an urgent global problem, there has been a turn to international law for solutions. The resulting involvement of international lawyers in developing responses to climate change in an unequal world has been a deeply contested project. This course explores the varied roles that international lawyers and international institutions have played in shaping...

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    HLS. Creating Electricity in the U.S.: Exploring the Tradeoffs

    Semester: 

    Fall
    • Professor: Ari Peskoe
    • Term: Fall
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 1:45-3:45PM
    • School: Harvard Law School

    In this reading group, we will explore historic and ongoing legal and policy debates about the fuels that power the US electric system. We will begin with efforts by the federal government to construct mega-dams in the first half of the twentieth century and continue to current controversies about rooftop solar. The fuels that generate electricity have implications for economic growth, local...

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    LPCE 101. StudioLab on Creativity and Entrepreneurship

    Semester: 

    Fall
    • Professor: Alain Viel
    • Term: Fall
    • Day: M, W
    • Time: 10:30-11:45 AM
    • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    • Course ID: 218290

    Will our new normal be a diminished or unimproved version of reality that simply happens to us, or can we enact change to create a “better normal”?

    LPCE 101 pursues the creation of a “better normal.” Using an interdisciplinary exploration of the liberal arts, you will develop and apply transformative ideas to tackle today’s societal challenges, such as racial...

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