Information for Cross Registrants - 2010

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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 2010-11:

  1. Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice & Education (Fall 2010)

    Meets Thurs.
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Austin West Classroom, Austin Hall, HLS
    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.  

  2. Child, Family, and State (Spring 2011)

    Meets Tues. & Wed.
    3:20 PM - 4:50 PM 
    102 Malkin Classroom, Hauser Hall, HLS

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 the Art of Social Change or Child, Family and State this Fall 2010.  NOTE: Child, Family and State is offered in Spring 2011.  Spring deadlines for cross-registration will be posted later this year.

    1. Confirm you are eligible to cross-register.
    2. Follow the cross-registration procedures detailed on Harvard University's Cross-Registration site.
    3. Create and 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 Art of Social Change: Prof. Bartholet will sign your form before or after the first class on Sept. 2 or the second class on Sept 9; Ms. Budnitz will be available to sign your form before or after the first class on Sept. 2.
      For Child, Family, and State: Prof. Bartholet will sign your form at the beginning of the Spring semester.
    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 Fall deadlines relevant for cross-registrants.

First Day of Art of Social Change classSept. 2, 2010 at 5:00 PM
Last Day for Cross-Registration PetitionsSept. 10, 2010 by 4:30 PM
Last Day to DropSept. 10, 2010 by 4:30 PM
Last Day of Art of Social Change classDec. 2, 2010

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.  

In preparation for the first "Art of Social Change" class on Sept. 2, students should read carefully the following:

  1. Course Information, Syllabus and Schedule
  2. Nobody's Children (Intro, pp. 1-8, 22-29, 33-35)

In preparation for the second class on Sept. 9, students should read:

  1. Assignment Packet #2
  2. Assignment Packet #2 - Supplement

Hard copies of both Assignment Packet #2 and the Supplement to Assignment Packet #2 are available in the Copy Center in the basement of Pound Hall at Harvard Law School.  The Supplemental will give you a good description both of the Missouri program that our Guest Speaker Penny Clodfelter will discuss, and an overview of the MA child welfare law related to drug-exposed newborns that is relevant to issues our Response Panelists Ivana Culic and Dave Deakin will discuss in connection with the MA system and possible directions for reform.

While there is no written assignment for the first class, there is a written assignment for the second class on Sept. 9.  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.

New Developments:

We will post new information on this webpage, so please check this site for updates.

Last modified: July 23, 2015

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