Information for Cross Registrants - 2009

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Applicable CAP Courses:

We welcome students from other Harvard graduate schools and programs to cross-register for two of our Child Advocacy Program ("CAP") courses offered at Harvard Law School ("HLS") in 2009-10:

  1. Child, Family, and State  (Fall 2009)

    Meets Tues. & Wed.
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    HLS (Hauser Hall, Room 104)
    Course Syllabus

  2. Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice & Education (Fall 2009)

    Meets Thurs.
    5:00 - 7:00 PM
    HLS (Austin West)
    Course Syllabus  

    To learn more about the Art of Social Change class -- including this year's speaker schedule and biographies, as well as slideshows with speakers and students from previous years -- click here.

Procedures to Cross-Register:

To enroll in CAP courses, follow the requirements of your home school and Harvard Law School for cross-registrants. Please visit these sites for full details about the cross-registration procedures that apply to you:

Complete these steps to enroll in either Child, Family and State or The Art of Social Change:

    1. Confirm you are eligible to cross-register.
    2. Fill out the Cross-Registration Petition form for HLS on-line.
    3. Print your completed Cross-Registration Petition.
    4. Get your Petition signed by your course instructors: Elizabeth Bartholet (for either course) or Jessica Budnitz (for the Art of Social Change).

      For Child, Family, and State: Prof. Bartholet will sign your form during or after class on Sept. 8 or Sept. 9

      For Art of Social Change: Prof. Bartholet or Ms. Budnitz will sign your form before or after the first class on Sept. 3.  Also, Ms. Budnitz will hold office hours to sign forms on Sept. 8 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM and Sept. 9 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM for students who miss the first class.
    5. Submit your petition to the HLS Registrar's Office, which is located on the third floor of Pound Hall, Rm 300 on 1563 Mass. Ave, during normal business hours.  See below for a campus map.  Also, submit your petition to your home school, if they require it.
    6. Access the Course Website.  Once you have submitted your cross-registration petition to the HLS Registrar's Office, you will be enrolled in the course website, which is located at:  Important course announcements and assignments will be posted on the course website, so make sure you can access the site.  If you are having problems, contact the ITS Student Help Desk (617-495-9576), which is located in the basement of Hauser Hall, Rm 030.

Remember to check with your home school to ensure you are meeting all of their requirements for cross-registrants.


Here are some important HLS & CAP deadlines relevant for cross-registrants.

First Day for Cross-Registration PetitionsAug. 24, 2009

First Day of Art of Social Change class

Sept. 3, 2009
First Day of  Child, Family, and State classSept. 8, 2009
Last Day for Cross-Registration PetitionsSept. 9, 2009 by 4:30 PM
Last Day to DropSept. 9, 2009 by 4:30 PM
Last Day of Child, Family, and State classDec. 2, 2009
Last Day of Art of Social Change classDec. 3, 2009
Exam Period for HLSDec. 10 - 18, 2009

Campus Maps:

"Art of Social Change" Initial Course Assignments:

Bartholet's Nobody's Children: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift, and the Adoption Alternative (Beacon Press) is the only text you need to purchase for the course.  You can buy the paperback book at the Law School COOP (617.499.3255), which is located at 1678 Massachusetts Avenue, near HLS.  We just learned that the COOP has sold out of the book; we have ordered more copies and we're told they will arrive by Thursday (9/3/09) morning.

In preparation for the first "Art of Social Change" class on Sept. 3, students should read carefully the following:

  1. Course Information, Syllabus and Schedule
  2. Nobody’s Children (Intro, pp. 1-8 and 22-29)
    --For your convenience we have posted the first Nobody's Children reading assignment here.

In preparation for the second class on Sept. 10, students should read:

  1. Assignment Packet #2
  2. Assignment Packet #2 - Supplemental Report

Hard copies of both Packet #2 and the supplemental report will be available in the Copy Center in the basement of Pound Hall shortly.  We have also posted electronic copies of the packet and report on the course website, under the “Supplemental Course Materials” tab.  There are 80 copies of the Supplemental Report at the Copy Center, so if you want an original version you should go by the Copy Center soon.

While there is no written assignment for the first class, there is a written assignment for the second class on Sept. 10.  Students with last names G-Z should submit questions/comments before class; students with last names A-F should submit reaction papers after class. Students should read the Course Syllabus for further deadlines and details about assignments.

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