Certificate Trainings

Summer 2014 Certificate Trainings

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Certificate in American Law

Training Dates: July 21-25, 2014

Location: Berkeley Law School, Boalt Hall, Berkeley, California

Program Fee: USD 2650 (includes lunch each day)

The Certificate in American Law (CAL) is the cornerstone of our open enrollment program. CAL is designed for professional lawyers and advanced law students from overseas civil law jurisdictions who seek a comparative understanding of American common-law doctrines, case law interpretation and analytical methods. CAL also provides students with an introduction to American business law, intellectual property law, and environmental law.

Topics to be covered (subject to change):

  • Introduction to US Legal System
  • Introduction to Common Law Analysis – Contracts
  • Introduction to Common Law Analysis –Torts
  • Introduction to U.S. Business Organizations
  • Securities Regulation
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Digital Privacy
  • Introduction to Environmental Law
  • Introduction to Energy Law
If you decide to attend CAL, you may consider staying to attend the Certificate in Business Law training which is being held the following week. If you attend both Summer 2014 trainings, you will receive a 10% discount.

This year, we are working on a suite of tools to make our trainings even more engaging and interactive to help participants connect more easily with each other and the material. Among other features, this will likely include a resource-rich and interactive training website that participants will be able to access for up to a year after the training is completed.

Certificate in Business Law

Training Dates: July 28 – August 1, 2014

Location: Berkeley Law School, Boalt Hall, Berkeley, California

Program Fee: USD 2650 (includes lunch each day)

The Certificate in Business Law (CBL) teaches the fundamentals of U.S. business law in a comprehensive yet intensive course. It is designed for lawyers working with U.S. law firms or for companies doing business in the U.S, or those lawyers who serve as general counsels. It will assist any international lawyer or law student to understand the complex web of U.S. business regulations and practice. Encompassing business associations, antitrust, securities regulations, mergers and acquisitions, and other essential business law topics, the course will be taught by esteemed Berkeley Law lecturers and highly skilled practitioners.

While students may wish to take our Certificate in American Law training before attending CBL, it is not a requirement. 

Topics to be covered (subject to change):

  • Introduction to U.S. Legal System
  • Contracts and Torts in Business Relationships
  • Introduction to U.S. Business Organizations
  • Partnerships & LLC's
  • Accounting & Finance Principles
  • Securities Regulation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Antitrust Regulation
  • Overview of the US Tax System
  • Bankruptcy

If you attend both Summer 2014 trainings, you will receive a 10% discount.

As with CAL, this year, we are working on a suite of tools to make our trainings even more engaging and interactive to help participants connect more easily with each other and the material. Among other features, this will likely include a resource-rich and interactive training website that participants will be able to access for up to a year after the training is completed.


While we have aimed to provide as much information as possible on this page, please contact us at iele@law.berkeley.edu if you have additional questions.