Past Customized Programs


Berkeley Law's IELE program hosted a visit by the Chinese Supreme People's Procuratorate (CSPP), the highest central government agency responsible for conducting legal investigations and prosecutions in the People's Republic of China.  The 20-member delegation of provincial leaders organized by Deputy Director Haibin Ma and Deputy Division Chief Zhao Yang from the CSPP's General Bureau of Anti-Corruption met with former federal magistrate Judge Wayne Brazil and Prof. Frank Zimring to learn about the role of prosecutors in the U.S. criminal law system. 


 They also heard special guest lectures on the role of federal, state and county prosecutors in combating corruption by Morrison & Foerster partner Steven Freccero, who previously served as Assistant Attorney General and Special Counsel to Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno; and David Angel, Special Assistant District Attorney for the County of Santa Clara.


Berkeley Law's IELE program sponsored a three-day Negotiations Skills Workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil in collaboration with Tozzini Freire Advogados, a leading Brazilian international law firm. The purpose of the Negotiations Skills workshop was to introduce 80 Brazilian lawyers to advanced concepts and professional skills used in effectively negotiating cross-border transactions. The three-day training workshop was led by Berkeley Law IELE faculty instructor Jessica Notini, who has taught dozens of advanced seminars on Negotiations, ADR and Mediations in Spain and Mexico, currently serves on the ADR Executive Committee for the Alameda County Bar Association, and also served as Chair of the State of California ADR Committee from 2003-2008.

OCTOBER 2012: NBTC-Broadcast Media Program at Berkeley Law IELE

Several newly appointed NBTC Commissioners and senior legal advisors in charge of the Thailand Government's Broadcast Media Committee, including Chairman Colonel Natee Sukonrat and Commissioner Thawatchai Jittrapanun, participated in this year's "Regulating Broadcast Media" IELE training program at Berkeley Law campus led by former AT&T executive Jim Tuthill. Training delegates learned about the U.S. regulatory framework that governs media content regulation and the underlying competition principles. This year's Broadcast Media program included special guest lectures and presentations on next-generation IPTV initiatives by Federal Communications Commission Deputy Chief Economist Dr. Jonathan Levy, Bittorent CEO Eric Klinker and other digital media experts.

SEPTEMBER 2012: Berkeley Law IELE Welcomes NBTC-Telco Delegation

Berkeley Law IELE welcomed the third annual training delegation from Thailand Government's National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). Under the leadership of NBTC Commissioner General Sukhit Khamasundara, this year's NBTC-Telco training program focused on legal regulatory issues related to the upcoming 3G wireless spectrum auction taking place in Thailand. The NBTC-Telco training delegates presented their on-campus team research projects on subjects related to Competition, Innovation and Broadband Policy to an expert panel that included AT&T's Executive Director of International and Regulatory Affairs Jake Jennings. U.S. State Department Ambassador to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) Terry Kramer and Dr. Robert Shapiro, Chairman of Sonecon, also made special presentations on pro-competition policy frameworks.

May 2011: Thailand Govt. National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commissioner Sudharma Yoonaidharma Lectures at Media Regulation Symposium.

May 27, 2011, NBTC Commissioner and Prof. Sudharma Yoonaidharma delivered a guest lecture at the Berkeley Law IELE symposium on "Social Transformation and the Role of Media Regulation in Thailand."   The symposium was held as part of the second annual IELE training program for the Thailand government's National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on media and telecommunications industry regulations.   Special guests included Deputy Chief Justice Mr. Sornchai Sirariyakul and Presiding Judge Saowalak Jullamon of the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, who were awarded Certificates of Recognition by Dean Christopher Edley.

November 2010: Beijing High Court Sends Judges Training Delegation to Berkeley Law School

Berkeley Law IELE hosted and organized a week-long training program for a delegation of senior-ranking Chinese judges sponsored by the Beijing High Court.   The judicial training program included lectures by IELE Director Judge Wayne Brazil and Berkeley Law Prof. Eleanor Swift, as well as visits with state and federal court judges to understand the workings of the American legal system.


August 2010: UNAM Legal Training Delegation Visits Berkeley Law

A delegation of Mexican in-house lawyers and governmental lawyers visited Berkeley Law School for a weeklong training program organized by the IELE program.  The delegation was sponsored by the diplomado corporativo law program at UNAM in Mexico City.   The group engaged in workshops, lectures and seminars on topics related to human rights and international law.   They also visited the San Francisco offices of international law firm Morrison & Foerster to hear a lecture by partner Arturo Gonzalez, who serves as President of the San Francisco Bar Association.

June 2010: Cisco Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mark Chandler Delivers Lecture to Thailand Govt.'s NBTC Delegation

A 20-person delegation sponsored by the Thailand government's National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and led by Commissioner Pana Thongmeearkom visited the offices of Cisco Systems in San Jose, California to benchmark best practices in industry regulations.    Cisco Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mark Chandler delivered a lecture on the driving forces of innovation in Silicon Valley to the NBTC group.   The lecture was part of the first annual IELE-NBTC training program held at Berkeley Law campus.