Information for Cross Registrants - 2012

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Applicable CAP Course:

We welcome students from other Harvard graduate schools and programs to cross-register for one Child Advocacy Program ("CAP") course offered at Harvard Law School ("HLS") in 2012-13:

  1. Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education & Juvenile Justice (Fall 2012)

    Meets Thursdays
    5:00 - 7:00 PM
    WCC RM 2012
    Course Syllabus

    To learn more about the Art of Social Change class -- including this year's speaker schedule and slideshows with photographs from previous years -- click here.  As noted above, the class meets in HLS's new Wasserstein Building (WCC) RM 2012.  

Procedures to Cross-Register:

Harvard has adopted a new University-wide paperless cross-registration system.  To cross-register, follow the instructions posted on the Harvard University Cross Registration site.  Here's an outline of important steps to follow in order to enroll in the Art of Social Change this Fall 2012. 

    1. Confirm with your home school that you are eligible to cross-register.
    2. Follow the cross-registration procedures detailed on the Harvard University Cross Registration site.
    3. Create and submit your Cross-Registration Petition.
      1. Contact Samantha Fitzgerald at the HLS Registrar's Office at 617.495.4605 with questions about the Cross-Registration Petition or the process more generally.
      2. The only grading option for the course is ordinal/letter; all students enrolled in the Art of Social Change will receive a grade.  The HLS grading system is H, P, LP and F (Honors, Pass, Low Pass, and Fail).
    4. When CAP receives your e-petition from the HLS Registrar's Office, we will approve it.  
    5. If there is space available in the course, the HLS Registrar's Office will admit you and send you an email, notifying you that you have been enrolled.  If the course is oversubscribed, the HLS Registrar will put your name on the waitlist. Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
    6. All enrolled students need access to the course iSite.  After receiving a notice from the HLS Registrar's Office that you are enrolled, it will take the HLS ITS office at least 1-2 days to process your information and give you access to the course iSite at  Important course announcements and assignments will be posted on the course iSite, so make sure you can access it.  If you are having problems, contact the ITS Student Help Desk (617.495.9576), located in the basement of WCC RM B020.  In the meantime, see below for the initial course assignments.  


Here are some important HLS & CAP Fall 2012 deadlines relevant for cross-registrants.

First Day of Art of Social Change classSept. 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM, WCC 2012 at HLS
Last Day for Cross-Registration PetitionsSept. 14, 2012 at midnight
Last Day to DropSept. 14, 2012 at midnight
Waitlists are Processed (if any spots become available after the drop/add period, the HLS Registrar's Office will admit waitlist students)Sept. 17, 2012
Last Day of Art of Social Change classDec. 6, 2012

Campus Maps and Building Info:

"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), located at 1595 Massachusetts Avenue, on the first floor of WCC.  

In preparation for the first "Art of Social Change" class on Sept. 13, 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. 20, students should read:

  1. Nobody's Children (pp. 33-67)
  2. Assignment Packet #2

A PDF of Assignment Packet #2 will be posted above, as soon as it's available.  Also, hard copies of the packet will be available 
in the Copy Center in the basement of WCC.  

While there is no written assignment for the first class, there is a written assignment for the second class on Sept. 20. 
Students should read the Course Syllabus for further deadlines and details about assignments.

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Last modified: July 23, 2015

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