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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ph14 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:39 pm

Here's a list of all HLS faculty. I've bolded names that seem to have reputations as exceptional professors. Note that this list relies on lots of hearsay and so you should make your own independent judgment, and because the faculty has so many professors that i'm sure my information is incomplete, at best. I've also underlined a few that I think you have to bid very high to get into their class. Obviously i've probably missed some professors that are exceptional and maybe included some here that other people have heard differently, so feel free to post any disagreements.

Howard Abrams, Visiting Professor
Hidetaka Aizawa, Visiting Professor
William P. Alford, Professor of Law
Robert Anderson, Visiting Professor
William D. Andrews, Professor Emeritus
Deborah E. Anker, Clinical Professor of Law
Sabrineh Ardalan, Lecturer on Law
James A. Baker, Lecturer on Law
Mark Barnes, Lecturer on Law
David J. Barron, Professor of Law
Elizabeth Bartholet, Professor of Law
Christopher T. Bavitz, Lecturer on Law
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Professor of Law
Yochai Benkler, Professor of Law
Roger Bertling, Lecturer on Law
Gabriella Blum, Professor of Law
Robert C. Bordone, Clinical Professor of Law
Scott Brewer, Professor of Law
Emily M. Broad Leib, Lecturer on Law
James Bromley, Lecturer on Law
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Professor of Law
Victor Brudney, Professor Emeritus
Jessica Budnitz, Lecturer on Law
William Burke-White, Visiting Professor
Philip Burling, Lecturer on Law
Esme Caramello, Lecturer on Law
Peter A. Carfagna, Lecturer on Law
Chad M. Carr, Lecturer on Law
Dale Cendali, Lecturer on Law
Jeanne Charn, Lecturer on Law
Steve Churchill, Lecturer on Law
Robert C. Clark, Professor of Law
Richard W. Clary, Lecturer on Law
John C. Coates, Professor of Law
I. Glenn Cohen, Professor of Law
Rebecca Richman Cohen, Lecturer on Law
Susan Cole, Lecturer on Law
David Cope, Lecturer on Law
Daniel R. Coquillette, Visiting Professor
John J. Corrigan, Lecturer on Law
John C. Cratsley, Lecturer on Law
Susan P. Crawford, Visiting Professor
Timothy J. Dacey, Lecturer on Law
Susan Davies, Lecturer on Law
Seth Davis, Climenko Fellow
Alan M. Dershowitz, Professor of Law
Mihir A. Desai, Professor of Law
Christine A. Desan, Professor of Law
Bala Dharan, Visiting Professor
Bonnie Docherty, Lecturer on Law
Charles Donahue, Professor of Law
Justin Driver, Visiting Professor
Einer R. Elhauge, Professor of Law
Alonzo Emery, Lecturer on Law
Daniel Epps, Climenko Fellow
Richard H. Fallon, Professor of Law
Susan H. Farbstein, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Kenneth R. Feinberg, Lecturer on Law
Noah Feldman, Professor of Law
Allen Ferrell, Professor of Law
Martha A. Field, Professor of Law
William W. Fisher, Professor of Law
Joseph Fishman, Climenko Fellow
Anne Fleming, Climenko Fellow
Richard D. Forrest, Lecturer on Law
Jody Freeman, Professor of Law
Charles Fried, Professor of Law
Jesse M. Fried, Professor of Law
Gerald E. Frug, Professor of Law
Maggie Gardner, Climenko Fellow
Urs Gasser, Professor of Practice
Anna Gelpern, Visiting Professor
Julius Genachowski, Visiting Professor
Robert P. George, Visiting Professor
Jacob E. Gersen, Professor of Law
Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.), Professor of Practice
Tyler Giannini, Clinical Professor of Law
Mary Ann Glendon, Professor of Law
Shaun A. Goho, Lecturer on Law
Erica Goldberg, Climenko Fellow
John C.P. Goldberg, Professor of Law
Jack Landman Goldsmith, Professor of Law
Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law
Robert Greenwald, Clinical Professor of Law
Michael Gregory, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
D. James Greiner, Professor of Law
Peter Grossi, Lecturer on Law
David A. Grossman, Clinical Professor of Law
Lani Guinier, Professor of Law
Janet Halley, Professor of Law
Daniel I. Halperin, Professor of Law
Jon D. Hanson, Professor of Law
Bruce L. Hay, Professor of Law
Benjamin W. Heineman, Lecturer on Law
David Richard Herwitz, Professor Emeritus
Philip B. Heymann, Professor of Law
Scott Hirst, Lecturer on Law
David A. Hoffman, Lecturer on Law
Karl Hofstetter, Visiting Professor
Morton J. Horwitz, Professor Emeritus
Masakazu Iwakura, Visiting Professor
Howell E. Jackson, Professor of Law
Vicki C. Jackson, Professor of Law
Sharon B. Jacobs, Climenko Fellow
Wendy B. Jacobs, Clinical Professor of Law
Elena Kagan, Visiting Professor
Louis Kaplow, Professor of Law
Andrew L. Kaufman, Professor of Law
David W. Kennedy, Professor of Law
Duncan M. Kennedy, Professor of Law
Randall L. Kennedy, Professor of Law
Vikramaditya Khanna, Visiting Professor
Michael Klarman, Professor of Law
Daniel Klerman, Visiting Professor
Reinier H. Kraakman, Professor of Law
Adriaan Lanni, Professor of Law
Richard J. Lazarus, Professor of Law
Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law
Sanford V. Levinson, Visiting Professor
Catharine A. MacKinnon, Visiting Professor
Kenneth W. Mack, Professor of Law
Paul MacMahon, Climenko Fellow
Bruce H. Mann, Professor of Law
John F. Manning, Professor of Law
John H. Mansfield, Professor Emeritus
Margaret H. Marshall, Lecturer on Law
Harry S. Martin (Terry), Professor Emeritus
Maureen McDonagh, Lecturer on Law
Daniel J. Meltzer, Professor of Law
Frank I. Michelman, Professor Emeritus
Martha L. Minow, Professor of Law
Robert H. Mnookin, Professor of Law
Michael Morley, Climenko Fellow
John Muller, Climenko Fellow
Peter L. Murray, Visiting Professor
Daniel Nagin, Clinical Professor of Law
Ashish Nanda, Professor of Practice
Charles R. Nesson, Professor of Law
Gerald L. Neuman, Professor of Law
Nnena Odim, Lecturer on Law
Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Professor of Law
William Ortman, Climenko Fellow
Richard D. Parker, Professor of Law
Deborah Alejandra Popowski, Lecturer on Law
Brian K. Price, Clinical Professor of Law
Nicholson Price, Lecturer on Law
Todd D. Rakoff, Professor of Law
J. Mark Ramseyer, Professor of Law
Michele Roberts, Lecturer on Law
Christopher Robertson, Visiting Professor
Stephanie Robinson, Lecturer on Law
Mark J. Roe, Professor of Law
Benjamin N. Roin, Assistant Professor of Law
Mindy Jane Roseman, Lecturer on Law
David Rosenberg, Professor of Law
Diane L. Rosenfeld, Lecturer on Law
William B. Rubenstein, Professor of Law
John Ruggie, Harvard Affiliated Professor
Benjamin I. Sachs, Professor of Law
Michael Sandel, Harvard Affiliated Professor
Frank E.A. Sander, Professor Emeritus
Lewis D. Sargentich, Professor of Law
John F. Savarese, Lecturer on Law
Emily R. Schulman, Lecturer on Law
Hal S. Scott, Professor of Law
David L. Shapiro, Professor Emeritus
Steven Shavell, Professor of Law
Stephen E. Shay, Professor of Practice
Beth Simmons, Harvard Affiliated Professor
Joseph William Singer, Professor of Law
Robert H. Sitkoff, Professor of Law
Jeffrey Skopek, Lecturer on Law
Henry E. Smith, Professor of Law
Mark Somos, Lecturer on Law
Holger Spamann, Assistant Professor of Law
Kathryn E. Spier, Professor of Law
Carol S. Steiker, Professor of Law
Henry J. Steiner, Professor Emeritus
Michael Ashley Stein, Visiting Professor
Matthew C. Stephenson, Professor of Law
Alan A. Stone, M.D., Professor of Law
Seth Stoughton, Climenko Fellow
Leo E. Strine, Jr., Lecturer on Law
Guhan Subramanian, Professor of Law
Jeannie C. Suk, Professor of Law

Ronald S. Sullivan, Clinical Professor of Law
Cass R. Sunstein, Professor of Law
Christopher P. Taggart, Lecturer on Law
James Tierney, Lecturer on Law
Susannah Barton Tobin, Lecturer on Law
Dalia Topelson, Lecturer on Law
Philip L. Torrey, Lecturer on Law
Laurence H. Tribe, Professor of Law
Mark Tushnet, Professor of Law
Dehlia Umunna, Lecturer on Law
Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Professor of Law
Detlev F. Vagts, Professor Emeritus
Adrian Vermeule, Professor of Law
Matthew Wansley, Climenko Fellow
Alvin C. Warren, Professor of Law
Paul C. Weiler, Professor Emeritus
Lloyd L. Weinreb, Professor of Law
Max Weinstein, Lecturer on Law
Scott A. Westfahl, Professor of Practice
Lucie E. White, Professor of Law
Alex Whiting, Professor of Practice
David B. Wilkins, Professor of Law
Lauren Willis, Visiting Professor
Susan R. Holmes Winfield, Lecturer on Law
Virginia Wise, Lecturer on Law
Jonathan J. Wroblewski, Lecturer on Law
Mark Wu, Assistant Professor of Law
Mikhail Xifaras, Visiting Professor
Larry Yackle, Visiting Professor
Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law
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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby delusional » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:04 am

I would add Wu, Wilkins, and Barron as professors I would highly recommend. Also, I believe that Feldman is off this year.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ph14 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:07 am

delusional wrote:I would add Wu, Wilkins, and Barron as professors I would highly recommend. Also, I believe that Feldman is off this year.


I added both of them. Leaving Feldman on there in case this list proves useful for future students.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Searchparty » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:33 pm

Thanks a bunch... and yes, I'm definitely saving this list and using it for future semesters as well.
:)

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Postby tomwatts » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:17 pm

For sure Bordone, at least for the basic Negotiation Workshop, is highly sought after and very well respected among students. That's the most obvious heavily impacted course that's left off the list above.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby kcam1991 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:19 pm

Do you guys have any experience with summer associate money and it affecting your grant package? How severe is the package hit i.e dollar for dollar?

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Postby Stinson » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:33 pm

kcam1991 wrote:Do you guys have any experience with summer associate money and it affecting your grant package? How severe is the package hit i.e dollar for dollar?


It wasn't dollar for dollar. I think I got maybe 6-000-8,000 or so less that year IIRC. It will vary from person to person though, depending on how much aid you're getting in the first place.

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Postby wert3813 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:15 pm

Anyone have more to say on Wu? I've heard very positive and very negative stuff.

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Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:58 am

kcam1991 wrote:Do you guys have any experience with summer associate money and it affecting your grant package? How severe is the package hit i.e dollar for dollar?


http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/ ... ncome.html

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Postby englawyer » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:57 am

Stinson wrote:
kcam1991 wrote:Do you guys have any experience with summer associate money and it affecting your grant package? How severe is the package hit i.e dollar for dollar?


It wasn't dollar for dollar. I think I got maybe 6-000-8,000 or so less that year IIRC. It will vary from person to person though, depending on how much aid you're getting in the first place.


also depends on age. in some cases, the SA money increase will be matched by an increase in aid because you are older. I forget the exact ages but for like 24-27 or something, the grant aid ratches up 25% each year.

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Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:08 pm

Does anyone have experience with Separation of Powers for the winter term in terms of workload, and class environment? I'm like #2 on the waitlist and debating whether to switch into it if I can get in. I'm interested in the topic, but worried that it might be a pretty stressful experience, all things considered.

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Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:44 pm

Leaning heavily towards William Alford for Chinese Comparative Law. Anybody have any info on the course?

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Postby tomwatts » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:24 am

Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:Leaning heavily towards William Alford for Chinese Comparative Law. Anybody have any info on the course?

tomwatts wrote:I took the China class with Alford for the international req. I was way out of my depth (it was not my top choice), but if you're into China, it's a really good class.

From back a few pages.

It's not doctrinal in any real way. You do a bunch of historical stuff in the first third or so of the class, looking at the Confucian (and other) origins of Chinese law and the imperial codes prior to the 1910's collapse, and the 20th century philosophical/legal movements that led to the reform era. Then you look at the general principles of law and the state and the legal profession since the reform era. Then you survey a few topics of recent importance.

It's a really good class, especially if you have some interest in China (which I did not, prior to the class). You will learn a ton. He's also really well connected in the Chinese legal world, if you have any professional interests along those lines, either practical or academic. Be prepared to study hard for the final, though, because as far as I can tell, he wants something fairly specific that even generally good students don't typically give him. You'll need to look at top-scoring exams (which are available, but you may need to dig to find them) to figure it out.

I created a massive (86-page) readings outline a couple of years ago. PM me with your email address if you'd like it.

EDIT: I keep getting PMs about this, so for future reference, I subsequently put everything I had for every class I've ever take on hlsdope. So go there for any outlines I've ever made.
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Postby hlsperson1111 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:52 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Does anyone have experience with Separation of Powers for the winter term in terms of workload, and class environment? I'm like #2 on the waitlist and debating whether to switch into it if I can get in. I'm interested in the topic, but worried that it might be a pretty stressful experience, all things considered.


It's like 80% law review gunners IIRC.

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Postby jbs17 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:41 pm

Anyone had Christopher Robertson and want to comment on how he might be for Health Law?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby wert3813 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:12 pm

Can someone do me a massive favor and tell me what day EIP orientation was last year? I know EIP started on 12th. Family wants to take a vacation as some point over the summer. Is there a week between jobs and EIP? Even if there is a week is that an absurdly stupid idea and I should just shut down the idea that I go now? Thanks.

Edit what about right before school starts? The first week of September? Could I structure CBs in a way to be done by then? Thanks 2Ls and 3Ls of TLS.

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Postby ph14 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:42 pm

wert3813 wrote:Can someone do me a massive favor and tell me what day EIP orientation was last year? I know EIP started on 12th. Family wants to take a vacation as some point over the summer. Is there a week between jobs and EIP? Even if there is a week is that an absurdly stupid idea and I should just shut down the idea that I go now? Thanks.

Edit what about right before school starts? The first week of September? Could I structure CBs in a way to be done by then? Thanks 2Ls and 3Ls of TLS.


3L here, so I don't know when EIP started last year. I don't think the EIP orientation is really important though, and I think a lot of people skip it.

There might be time between finishing your 1L job and EIP, but that depends entirely on you and your employer. If there is a week between finishing your 1L job, I don't think it would be a stupid idea at all to go on vacation before EIP. Just as long as you have your resume, transcript, writing sample, and references ready to go by the time EIP rolls around, and do some basic interview prep, there is no reason you can't take a vacation.

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Postby KaNa1986 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:42 pm

wert3813 wrote:Can someone do me a massive favor and tell me what day EIP orientation was last year? I know EIP started on 12th. Family wants to take a vacation as some point over the summer. Is there a week between jobs and EIP? Even if there is a week is that an absurdly stupid idea and I should just shut down the idea that I go now? Thanks.

Edit what about right before school starts? The first week of September? Could I structure CBs in a way to be done by then? Thanks 2Ls and 3Ls of TLS.


EIP orientation was the Friday before EIP. It's not essential. A lot of people skipped it. Callbacks are now extended over three weeks, so you might have more than enough time to secure a job. I know someone who got his first choice firm (S&C/Cravath) the Monday after EIP, so he went on a vacation and then went home for almost three weeks before classes started.

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Postby iThwl » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:30 pm

Anyone willing to share with me outlines for Professor Elizabeth Bartholet's family law class?

PM me please, thank you.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby KaNa1986 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:51 pm

Why do BSA's (of the current 3L BSA's) tend to summer at Cravath, S&C, W&C? Is BSA selection made on grades?

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Postby Searchparty » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:59 pm

Anyone in HLAB?

Is it hard to get in? How much flexibility do you have in scheduling (i.e., being able to schedule a couple days to go out of town)

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Pancakes12 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:17 pm

Do you know anyone who is unhappy with their decision to attend HLS? Either during or after law school?

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Postby AllTheLawz » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:23 pm

englawyer wrote:
Stinson wrote:
kcam1991 wrote:Do you guys have any experience with summer associate money and it affecting your grant package? How severe is the package hit i.e dollar for dollar?


It wasn't dollar for dollar. I think I got maybe 6-000-8,000 or so less that year IIRC. It will vary from person to person though, depending on how much aid you're getting in the first place.


also depends on age. in some cases, the SA money increase will be matched by an increase in aid because you are older. I forget the exact ages but for like 24-27 or something, the grant aid ratches up 25% each year.


This isn't really correct. They don't ratchet up grant aid, they reduce how much they account for estimated parental contribution. If you are below 25(?) it is 100% applied but after it is reduced to 75% then 50% and so on. Essentially, for the younger group they consider your parents full income available to you but then reduce this assumption as you get older. This is helpful for people who have parents with a high income/high parental contribution but if your parental contribution is already low or zero it doesn't actually help you at all since the max grant aid remains stagnant.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby tomwatts » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:55 am

Pancakes12 wrote:Do you know anyone who is unhappy with their decision to attend HLS? Either during or after law school?

I know a few, but it's not about HLS. It's about deciding to attend law school at all. I've never heard anyone say that they think they should've gone somewhere else.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Mista Bojangles » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:06 am

KaNa1986 wrote:Why do BSA's (of the current 3L BSA's) tend to summer at Cravath, S&C, W&C? Is BSA selection made on grades?


Yeah in part. My impression is that having above median grades is probably necessary (most important are LRW grades - I think having Hs in LRW is actually an unstated requirement)




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