Information for Cross Registrants - 2013

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Applicable CAP Courses:

We welcome students from other Harvard graduate schools and programs to cross-register into three Child Advocacy Program ("CAP") courses offered at Harvard Law School ("HLS") in 2013-14.  The Art of Social Change course is accessible to non-law students; students interested in this course should follow the below procedures.  Students interested in Family Law or Future of the Family should contact Prof. Bartholet with inquiries, prior to cross-registering.

  1. Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education & Juvenile Justice (Fall 2013)

    Prof. Elizabeth Batholet & Ms. Jessica Budnitz
    Thurs, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    WCC RM 2012
    2 classroom credits
    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.  

  2. Family Law (Fall 2013)

    Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet
    Tues, Wed, 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    WCC RM B010
    3 classroom credits

  3. Future of the Family: Adoption, Reproduction, & Child Welfare (Spring 2014)

    Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet
    Thurs, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    2 classroom credits

Procedures to Cross-Register:

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 2013. 

    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.  For more information, see: How to use the online cross-registration applications.
      • 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.
      • Keep in mind that 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).  For information about how this course and the grade will appear on your official transcript, contact your Home School's Registrar's Office.
    4. Course instructors will receive an email alerting them that you are interested in cross-registering for their course and will approve requests in the order in which they are received.
    5. Once approved by the course instructors:
      • 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.  
      • Please note that you are not enrolled in the course until you receive email notification from the HLS Registrar.  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 3-5 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 received an email from the HLS Registrar that you are enrolled in the course and you are still 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.  
    7. Students enrolled in a course can drop the course by following the current add/drop procedures at their Home School.


Here are some important HLS & CAP Fall 2013 deadlines relevant for cross-registrants.

Cross-Registration Process OpensSept. 3, 2013 at 12:00:01 AM (i.e., just after midnight on Sept. 2)
First Day of Art of Social Change classSept. 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM, WCC RM 2012 at HLS
Last Day for Cross-Registration PetitionsSept. 13, 2013 at midnight
Last Day to DropSept. 13, 2013 at midnight
Last Day of Art of Social Change classDec. 5, 2013

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. 12, students should read carefully the following:

  1. Course Information, Syllabus and Schedule, and Assignment Specifics
  2. Nobody's Children (pp. 1-29, 33-55)

In preparation for the second class on Sept. 19, students should read:

  1. Assignment Packet #2

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. 19. 
Students should read the Course Syllabus for further deadlines and details about assignments.

The Sept 19 class will meet in Austin West in Austin Hall, instead of our regularly scheduled classroom.

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Last modified: May 27, 2015

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