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D. Unclear about expectations                H. Theoretical         J. Boring   K. Regurgitates the reading
                          O. Focuses on theory, institutional design, politics, history, economics, etc. material
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          B. Did not enhance my understanding of the material
           for judgment Yes
                     A.          D. LLM      B. This andVery class discussion to my understanding be able to engage in cla
                                                          the interesting class,
E. No basisC. The exam equally reflected the reading course added substantiallyreading is essential to of the law on this subject
           for judgment No
                     B.          D. LLM      B. This course added substantially to my understanding of the law on this subject
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E. No basisB. The exam primarily reflected the material covered in class
           for judgment Yes
                     A.          D. LLM      B. This andThe reading load for this my understanding heavy - I on overwhelm
                                                          the class discussion
E. No basisC. The exam equally reflected the reading course added substantially tocourse is extremelyof the law wasthis subject
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           for judgment Yes
                     A.          C. 3L       C. This course added marginally
                                                         Prof. Kennedy is knowledgeable but has a talent law on this subject
E. No basisA. The exam primarily reflected the material covered in the reading to my understanding of the for speaking in the m
           for judgment No
                     B.          B. reflect the material covered in nothing to my understanding ofever law on(or ever will take
E. No basisD. The exam did not fairly2L                  This class the course
                                             D. This course added is possibly the worst class I've the taken this subject
essential to be able to engage in class discussion. Final exam was an essay but no feedback is received with grade.

s extremely heavy - I was overwhelmed for the first few weeks. More importantly, the content, especially in the early part of the course, was

but has a talent for speaking in the most obfuscating manner. His lectures are impossible to follow, whether you've done the reading or not.
lass I've ever taken (or ever will take) at Harvard Law School. If you've ever done any development work, you'll find it extremely boring, theo
d with grade.

y in the early part of the course, was very heavily based on development economics and macroeconomics more broadly. This is not entirely

ether you've done the reading or not. He provides a high-level framework for understanding the readings as a whole, but otherwise you'd hav
k, you'll find it extremely boring, theoretical, and not useful at all. For a subject that is so interesting and practical, the class is taught from an
cs more broadly. This is not entirely clear from the course title or description, and reflects Kennedy's general approach to the field. I ended

s as a whole, but otherwise you'd have to do the reading to learn nearly anything in this course.
 practical, the class is taught from an unreasonable level of abstraction. If however, you've never done any development work and/or have n
neral approach to the field. I ended up feeling as though I learned a lot - just not quite in the fields I had imagined. I was relieved to discove


any development work and/or have no background in economics, you might find the class useful for debunking some of the myths of develo
 imagined. I was relieved to discover that a technical understanding of the econ material was not necessary for the exam. Also, given the b


bunking some of the myths of developmental organizations as doing great work, etc.   I honestly wouldn't recommend this class to anyone u
ssary for the exam. Also, given the breadth of the exam question, it was possible to work mainly with the material that interested you most (a


't recommend this class to anyone unless they truly and really love theory and don't really care much to discuss the practical effects of the th
e material that interested you most (although some general comments about the field were required). Sometimes the class discussion didn't


discuss the practical effects of the theory. The prof is brillant, yes, but he doens't seem to have any idea what the realities are on the ground
ometimes the class discussion didn't develop as far as ideal to capture all the reading, and Kennedy's ironic simplifications of the material we


a what the realities are on the ground in these developing countries he's talking about. He's just basing his (theoretical) analyses off of thous
onic simplifications of the material weren't always helpful. All in all, though, I'm glad I took this course, but found it a pretty hard slog at the o


his (theoretical) analyses off of thousands of pages of reading - he doens't ever give practical examples of the phenemonom he talks about i
ut found it a pretty hard slog at the ou


of the phenemonom he talks about in th

				
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