Curriculum

Students can affiliate as Harlan Scholars or as Associates and pursue one of three concentrations under the auspices of the Center: (1) The Role of the Public Lawyer: Prosecution; (2) The Role of the Public Lawyer: Government Lawyer; or (3) Law Practice in the Digital Age.

In addition, students are required to take a curriculum as follows:

For Students concentrating on The Role of the Public Lawyer: Prosecution:

Professional Responsibility: Criminal Practice

AND

One of the following (note that there are prerequisites for each of these clinics, so careful planning is advised):

  • Administrative Enforcement Clinic (TLC)
  • Child Welfare Clinic
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic: NY
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic: Kings
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic: Richmond

Evening students who are unable to enroll in a clinic may instead take two of following courses below. (In years when those courses are not offered, students may consult with faculty as to appropriate substitutions.)

  • Sex Crimes and Child Abuse
  • Organized and White Collar Crime
  • Cybercrime, Cyberterror & Digital Law Enforcement

For Students Concentrating on the Role of the Public Lawyer:  Government Lawyer

Constitutional Law II

AND

One of the following (note that there are prerequisites for each of these clinics, so careful planning is advised):

  • Administrative Enforcement Clinic (TLC)
  • Child Welfare Clinic
  • Legislative Advocacy Clinic
  • New York City Law Seminar and Workshop

OR two of the following:

  • Civil Rights Law
  • Federal Courts
  • State and Local Government Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Drafting Legislation

For Students concentrating on Law Practice in the Digital Age:

Legal Ethics in the Digital Age

AND

Two of the following:

  • eDiscovery
  • Law Without Walls
  • Legal Technology and Law Practice in the Digital Age

AND

Two of the following (students who have taken all three of the courses in the category above need only take one additional course below):

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Advising Entrepreneurs
  • Business Basics for Lawyers
  • Business Planning
  • eDiscovery
  • Externship Seminar and Placement (placement to be approved in advance by Center Director)
  • Law Without Walls
  • Legal Technology and Law Practice in the Digital Age
  • In-House and Corporate Counseling
  • Statistical Literacy for Lawyers

Capstone Requirement

CPVP affiliates are required to complete a Capstone project in their final year of study. The Capstone requirement may be satisfied by enrolling in a clinic or working on a substantial research paper or other creative project that draws on the seminars described above. Students are expected to seek approval for their Capstone projects in the second year of law school or, in the case of evening students, in the third year.