Academics

Call for Student Fellow Applications, 2020-2021

The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is no longer accepting applications for student fellowships. Look for information about next year’s fellowship in the summer of 2021.

 

Private Law Courses, 2020-2021

Harvard Law School offers many courses that deal with private law subjects, at least in part. A list of courses offered in 2020-2021 is available here. This list is not necessarily exhaustive.

 

Private Law Prizes

2019:
  • Jiaxiong Daryl Xu, LL.M. ’19 for “Negotiating Damages: Rationalizing the Compensatory View”
2018:
  • Richard Liu, LL.M. ’18 for “Agreements to Negotiate in Good Faith in the US and England: Polar Opposites or Much the Same?”
2017:
  • Lauren Brazier, LLM ’17 for “Contemporary Developments in the Law of Tracing: Towards a New Theory of Equitable Tracing”
  • Zhong Tan, LLM ’17 for “Disruptive Doctrinalism: Relational Contract Theory and the Province of Private Law”
2016:
  • Ahson Azmat JD ’17 for “Torts are Wrongs: But are Torts Wrongs? Two Problems for Civil Recourse Theory
  • Ben Hai LLM ’16 for “Restitutionary Mitigation in Unjust Enrichment”
2015:
  • Malcom M. Lavoie LLM ’15 for “Why Restrain Alienation of Indigenous Lands? Historical, Comparative, and Theoretical Insights from Common Law Countries”
  • Kevin M. Neylan, Jr. JD ’15 for “Bundled Systems and Better Law: Against the Leflar Method of Resolving Conflicts of Law”
2014:
  • David Feder, JD ’14 for “Toward a Functional Rule of Beneficiary Standing”
2013:
  • Michael Harbour, JD ’13 for “The Relationship Between Rights and Remedies in Private Law: A Defense of Rights Essentialism”
  • Ee Kuan Tan, LLM ’13 for “Rediscovering Subjective Devaluation”