Doorkeeper wrote:Lysis wrote:You can cross-register directly into any class at FAS, the school containing the Gov and Phil depts. If a class is really law-related, it's often cross-listed at HLS so you don't even need to crossregister (e.g. like you mentioned, Sandel often teaches joint Gov/HLS classes). Of course, most graduate-level courses require prereqs and/or the professor's permission--this could be the more significant barrier if you want to study with certain superstar (read: very oversubscribed) profs at FAS.
Awesome! Thank you very much for this information! I just used Sandel because I remember seeing his name in the HLS course catalog, but this is very encouraging to hear overall. The strength of the Gov and Phil departments in law-related areas is definitely something I'm excited to take advantage of at Harvard.
No problem! I have similar interests and will be taking my first Gov class this Fall (2L), which is pretty much my first opportunity. It's possible to do it 1L Spring, but very difficult (you only have 1 elective and I think it takes a special petition to get it to be an outside class). Like someone mentioned, you can only take a total of 10 or 12 credits (about 3 classes) at other H schools, and have to maintain a minimum load of law classes any given semester, but I still think it's a great perk of being at HLS that we can access the rest of the university.