Law Professors Open Homes to Classes

March 18, 2010

Every year, some Law School's faculty members open their homes to provide students a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

Greenberg Seminars are one-credit courses taught by two faculty members and hosted in their homes. Due to their popularity and limited class sizes, students' acceptance into the seminars is determined by a lottery. The groups meet five or more times throughout the year, and topics are far-ranging, usually touching on the academic expertise and special interests of their faculty hosts.

A prime example can be found in the Greenberg Seminar currently taught by amateur chefs Douglas Baird, the Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law, and Omri Ben-Shahar, the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law. Their seminar on food law is exploring issues from genetically modified food to food labeling to price and nutrition controls. As if students needed more incentive to take the cour