January Term (J-Term)

Our January Term (J-Term) Program, established in 2005, gives law students the bonus of specialized mini-courses taught by some of the world's leading scholars and professors and judges.

Mr. Frank Boas, a generous supporter of the Law School, sponsors one visiting Harvard professor each J-Term.  The Wallace S. Fujiyama Distinguished Visiting Professor Fund supports many of our other J-Term professors.

2014 | Course Descriptions and Faculty Profiles

  • Hon. Simeon R. Acoba, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawai'i, Construing the Hawai'i Constitution, LAW 546J

  • Kenneth W. Mack, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Race and the Law in the Civil Rights Movement, LAW 546E
    *Frank Boas Harvard Visiting Professor
  • Michelle McKinley, Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law, Refugee and Asylum Law, LAW 546F
  • Richard H. Pildes, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, The Law of Democracy, LAW 546C
  • Steve Roady, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice, Washington D.C., Strategic Ocean Litigation, LAW 546G

2013 | Course Descriptions and Schedule

  • The Honorable Mark W. Bennett, District Judge, Northern District of Iowa, The War on Drugs and Federal Sentencing: A View from the Inside, LAW 546I
  • Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law,
    Human Rights and Criminal Justice in China, LAW 546J
  • Thomas A. Green, John Philip Dawson Collegiate Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Michigan Law School, Criminal Responsibility in American History, LAW 546C
  • Seok-Woo Lee, Professor, INHA University Law School, Korea, Korea and International Law: Colonialism, War, and the Rise of a Mid-Power State, LAW 546E
  • Frank Boas Harvard Visiting Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School; Professor of History and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Law & Politics in the Early American Republic, LAW 546G
  • Marjorie M. Shultz, Professor of Law (Emerita), UC Berkley School of Law, Law and Bio-Medical Ethics, LAW 546H

2012 | Course and Faculty Descriptions

  • The Honorable Edward M. Chen, District Judge, Northern District of California, Public Law: The Confirmation of Federal Judges: Law and Policy, Law 546G
  • Frank Boas Harvard Visiting Professor Christine Desan, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Legal Theory: Money & the U.S. Constitution, LAW 546H
  • Lawrence M. Friedman, Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, Rule of Law: Gone But Not Forgotten: Topics in American Legal History, Law 546C
  • Elizabeth Schneider, Rose L. Hoffer Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Practice: Women and the Law Stories, LAW 546I
  • Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law, Diversity: Same Sex Marriage on Trial, LAW 546E
     

2011 | Schedule | Course Descriptions |Textbooks & Readings | Course Announcements

  • Gregory Alexander, A. Robert Noll Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School, Comparative Constitutional Property Law, LAW 546H

  • Frank Boas Harvard Visiting Professor Richard Fallon, Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School, The Supreme Court in US Constitutional and Political History, LAW 546C

  • T. Derrick Heggans, Managing Director, Wharton Sports Business Initiative, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Sports and the Law, LAW 546D

  • Jae Hyup Lee, Professor, Seoul National University, Asian Comparative Environmental Law, LAW 546G

  • Laurie L. Levensen, Professor of Law, William M. Rains Fellow and David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School | Los Angeles, High-Profile Trials, Gangs, Juvenile Justice, White-Collar Crime and the Death Penalty, LAW 546I

  • Ray Madoff, Professor, Boston College, Immortality and the Law, LAW 546J

2010SCHEDULE | COURSE DESCRIPTIONS |

Textbooks & Readings

  • Tayyab Mahmud, Professor of Law; Director, Center for Global Justice, Seattle University School of Law, Seminar in Comparative Constitutional Law: Coup d’Etat & Common Law
  • Frank Boas Harvard Visiting Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law; Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School, President Obama’s Impact on America and Beyond: How Will He Help Shape The Legal Landscape?
  • Harry N. Scheiber, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and History; Director, Institute for Legal Research; Director, Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law; Co-director, Law of the Sea Institute, Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, Emergency Powers and Civil Liberties in American Constitutional History
  • Frank K. Upham, Wilf Family Professor of Property Law, New York University School of Law, Property Rights in Economic and Social Development
  • Gordon Walker, Professor; Chair of Commercial Law, School of Law, La Trobe University, Public Listing Down Under – Australia and New Zealand Company and Securities Law

2009 | Brochure

  • David Caron, Professor, Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, Challenges & Issues in Private Int’l Dispute Resolution
  • Michael Greco, Esq., Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Attorney-Client Privilege: Endangered Species?
  • Donald Horowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science, Duke University, Seminar in Comparative Constitutional Design
  • Frank Boas Harvard Visiting Professor Frank Michelman, Robert Walmsley, University Professor, Harvard Law School, Bill of Rights & Private Comparative Perspective

2008 | Brochure

  • Christine Zuni Cruz, Editor-in-Chief, Tribal Law Journal and Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law, Indigenous Peoples Law
  • The Honorable Nancy Gertner, U. S. District Court, Massachusetts, Jury System
  • Leonard Kaplan, Mortimer M. Jackson Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin School of Law, Law Culture & Politics
  • Frank Boas Harvard Visiting Professor Carol Steiker, Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Death Penalty
  • Gordon Walker, Professor, School of Law, La Trobe University, Comparative Corporate Law

2007 | Press Release

  • Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School, The Internet & Info Society
  • Margaret Chon, Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, Seattle University School of Law, Globalization & Intellectual Property
  • Frank Boas Harvard Visiting Professor Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, The Racial Politics of Loyalty & Disloyalty
  • The Honorable Jon Newman, Senior Judge, US Ct of Appeals 2nd Circuit, Concept of Reasonableness
  • Rebecca Tsosi, Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Indigenous Rights & Federalism

 2006

  • Chongko Choi, Professor, Seoul National University, Comparative Jurisprudence
  • Daniel Kanstroom, Professor, Boston College, Social & Legal History of Deportation in the US
  • Frank Boas Harvard Visiting Professor Joseph Singer, Harvard Law School, The Ownership Society
  • Stephanie Wildman, Professor, Santa Clara University, Law & Social Justice
  • Patricia Zell, Esq., Building a Nation: The Exercise of Native Sovereignty

 2005 | In the Media

  • William B. Gould, IV, Charles A. Beardsley Emeritus Professor, Stanford Law School, Sports Law and Labor Law
  • Kent Greenfield, Professor of Law; Law Fund Research Scholar, Boston College Law School, New Ideas in Corporate Law
  • Frank Boas Harvard Visiting Professor Morton Horwitz, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School, The Warren Court
     

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