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January 2015 Certificate Trainings

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Certificate in American Law

Training Dates: January 5-9, 2015
Location: Berkeley Law School, Boalt Hall, Berkeley, California
Program Fee: USD 2500 (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 and intellectual property law – copyrights, trademarks and patents. The program will be taught by world-renowned Berkeley Law faculty and highly skilled practitioners.

Topics to be covered (subject to change):

  • Orientation, Introduction to U.S. 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

If you decide to attend CAL, you may consider staying to attend another Certificate program being held the following week. If you attend both January 2015 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 Intellectual Property Law

Training Dates: January 12-16, 2015
Location: Berkeley Law School, Boalt Hall, Berkeley, California
Program Fee: USD 2500 (includes lunch each day)

The Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (CIPL) teaches the fundamentals of U.S. Patent Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, and related areas including Trade Secrets and Privacy Law, in a comprehensive and intensive course. It is designed for international lawyers and law students seeking to understand U.S. Intellectual Property law and U.S. lawyers new to this practice area. It aims to help lawyers and law students assist client who are navigating the increasingly complex world of protecting and using intellectual property. Non-lawyers working in technology, digital media and related industries will find it helpful in solving business problems efficiently within legal frameworks. Program attendees will understand the philosophy, goals, regulatory framework, and cutting-edge legal issues to protect and challenge the protection of intellectual property. The program will be taught by world-renowned Berkeley Law faculty and highly skilled practitioners.

Topics to be covered (subject to change):

  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark
  • Patent Law I
  • Patent Law II
  • Copyright Law I
  • Copyright Law II
  • Digital Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property Transactions 

While students may wish to take our Certificate in American Law training before attending CIPL, it is not a requirement. The Certificate in Intellectual Property does assume some familiarity with the fundamentals of U.S. law. Any questions about whether a registrant has sufficient basic knowledge, or how to obtain fundamental knowledge before attending the CIPL program, can be directed to IELE@law.berkeley.edu.

If you attend pair this program with the January 2015 Certificate in American Law, you will receive a 10% discount. 

Certificate in Environmental and Energy Law

Training Dates: January 12-16, 2015
Location: Berkeley Law School, Boalt Hall, Berkeley, California
Program Fee: USD 2500 (includes lunch each day)

The Certificate in Environmental and Energy Law (CEEL) provides an overview of the variety of U.S. laws that protect the environment and natural resources and that regulate energy companies, including oil and gas and electric utilities. The certificate includes a brief introduction to U.S. law, with a focus on the constitutional framework relevant to environmental law and the administrative legal procedures involved in federal and state government regulation. The training then covers important, current issues in energy regulation and transactions, air and water pollution issues, protection of biodiversity, climate change and other topics. The class explores the wide range of regulatory and policy tools available such as command-and-control regulation and tradable emissions permits. The program will be taught by world-renowned Berkeley Law faculty and highly skilled practitioners.

The program will be taught by esteemed Berkeley Law and lecturers and San Francisco Bay Area practitioners.

Topics to be covered (subject to change):

  • Orientation, Introduction to U.S. Law 
  • Introduction to Environmental Law & U.S. Administrative Law
  • U.S. Constitutional Law 
  • Toxic Substance Regulation & Risk Assessment
  • Air Pollution, Cost-Benefit Analysis & Forms of Regulation
  • Water Pollution, Forms of Regulation & Federalism
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Review Laws and Biodiversity Law

While students may wish to take our Certificate in American Law training before attending CEEL, it is not a requirement. The Certificate in Environmental and Energy Law does assume some familiarity with the fundamentals of U.S. law. Any questions about whether a registrant has sufficient basic knowledge, or how to obtain fundamental knowledge before attending the CIPL program, can be directed to IELE@law.berkeley.edu.

If you attend pair this program with the January 2015 Certificate in American Law, you will receive a 10% discount.


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.