Information for Cross Registrants - 2011

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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 2011-12:

  1. Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice & Education (Fall 2011)

    Meets Thurs.
    5:00 - 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 2012)

    Meets Tues. & Wed.
    3:20 - 4:50 PM
    Room TBA, 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 which apply to you:

         You can contact Sandy Parker at the HLS Registrar's Office at 617-384-7778 with questions.

  • Your home school's cross-registration site

Complete these steps to enroll in the Art of Social Change or Child, Family and State this Fall 2011.  NOTE: Child, Family and State is offered in Spring 2012.  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.  NOTE: The Harvard University Cross-Registration site might be malfunctioning.  If this course is listed as ineligible for cross-registrants, contact Jessica at  Jessica will provide information about a work-around so you can enroll in the course now.
    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 or Ms. Budnitz will sign your form before or after the first class on Sept. 15.  OR arrange with CAP Program Assistants Margo Strucker or Eleanor Topping to get your form signed prior to the first day of class.
      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. 15, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Austin West in Austin Hall at HLS
Last Day for Cross-Registration PetitionsSept. 16, 2011 by 4:30 PM, submit form to HLS Registrar's Office (Pound Hall, Rm 300)
Last Day to DropSept. 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM, submit form to HLS Registrar's Office (Pound Hall, Rm 300)
Last Day of Art of Social Change classDec. 8, 2011

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. 15, students should read carefully the following:

  1. Course Information, Syllabus and Schedule
  2. Nobody's Children (pp. 1-29)

In preparation for the second class on Sept. 22, students should read:

  1. Nobody's Children (pp. 33-55)
  2. Assignment Packet #2

A PDF of Assignment Packet #2 is be posted above.  Also, hard copies of the packet will be available in the Copy Center in the basement of Pound Hall at Harvard Law School.  

While there is no written assignment for the first class, there is a written assignment for the second class on Sept. 22. Students should read the Course Syllabus for further deadlines and details about assignments.

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Last modified: July 07, 2015

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