Academics

Call for Student Fellow Applications, 2021-2022

The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is now accepting applications for student fellowships for 2021-2022. You can learn more about the fellowship and the application requirements here. Applications are due by September 28, 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”