Instructions for Cross-Registrants - 2006-07

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"):

  1. Child, Family, and State (Fall 2006), Meets Tues. & Wed., 1:15 PM - 42:45 PM, HLS (Pound Hall, Rm 201)
  2. Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice & Education (Fall 2006), Meets Thurs., 5:00 - 7:00 PM, HLS (Pound Hall, Rm 107)

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 the general Harvard University Cross Registration site, the HLS Cross Registration site (contact the HLS Registar's Office at 617-495-4612 with questions), and your school's cross-registration site.

For most schools, you will need to print out a cross-registration petition and have it signed by a representative from your home school. Bring copies of that petition to class, and a CAP faculty member will sign it. For students enrolling in the "Art of Social Change" course, we will sign your petitions on the first day (Thurs, Sept. 6) or the second (Thurs, Sept. 13). You should then bring your completed petition to your home school (if they require it) and the HLS Registrar's Office which is located on the 3rd floor of Pound Hall, Room 300. Please note: As detailed above, your home school may have other requirements for cross-registrants so be sure to follow any guidelines they provide.


Below is a schedule of some important HLS & CAP deadlines relevant for cross-registrants.


First Day for Cross-Registration Petitions
Sept. 6, 2006
First Day of  Child, Family, and State classSept. 6, 2006

First Day of Art of Social Change class 

--The first two classes will be video taped; students can stream these from the course website.

Sept. 7, 2006

Second Art of Social Change class & Make-Up Overview

--For students who miss the Sept. 7 class, we are holding a brief make-up session following the Sept. 14 class, where we will provide another overview of the course and its requirements

Sept. 14, 2006

Last Day for Cross-Registration Petitions

Sept. 18, 2006 by 4:30 PM*

Last Day to Drop

Sept. 18, 2006 by 4:30 PM*

Last Day of Child, Family, and State class

Dec. 7, 2007

Last Day of Art of Social Change class

Dec. 7, 2007
Exam Period for HLSDec. 11 - 21, 2007

*Note that the HLS Registrar's Office has extended the petition and drop deadline from Sept. 12 to Sept. 18 for our CAP courses.

Campus Map:

"Art of Social Change" Course Information:

All students considering cross-registering for "Art of Social Change" should click here to learn more about the course.

Assignment for the First "Art of Social Change" Class:

In preparation for the first "Art of Social Change" class on Sept. 6, cross-registrants should read the following:

  1. (a) Course Information, Syllabus and Schedule
  2. (b) Nobody's Children, pp. 1-8 and 22-29
  3. (c) Assignment Packet #1

In preparation for the second "Art of Social Change" class on Sept. 13, cross-registrants should read the following:

  1. (a) Nobody's Children, Chapters 1 & 2 (pp. 33-55)
  2. (b) Assignment Packet #2

Click here to download the Course Syllabus. Click here to download Assignment Packet #1 . Click here to download Assignment Packet #2. Hard copies of these documents will also be available at the Copy Center, which is located in the basement of Pound Hall at Harvard Law School.

Bartholet's Nobody's Children: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift, and the Adoption Alternative (Beacon Press) can be purchased from the Law School COOP, which is located in Harkness Commons; it's the only text you need to buy for the course.

Because many of you will not be on campus during the first two weeks of class, we have created a special assignment for you. We are videotaping the first two classes (the Sept. 6 and Sept. 13 classes). You will be able to stream the sessions from the course website. You are only required to watch the presentation portion of the class (which will be roughly 1 hour). You are not required to view the student question and answer portion of class. After watching the video, write a 3-4 page reaction paper. You can deal with the two sessions separately, or you may wish to combine them and discuss both sessions together. The reaction paper is due on Thursday (Oct. 25) at 9 AM, although we strongly encourage you to submit the paper earlier in the semester as the material covered in these first two sessions is applicable to later sessions. The Oct. 25 due date is during an HLS break, so the class will not meet that week. Further details about assignment submissions can be found in the Course Syllabus.


We are not offerinig a pass/fail option; all enrolled students must take the course for a grade.

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Last modified: June 18, 2010

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