CLE Programs

Fundamentals of Banking Law

October 8 to 10, 2014
UC Berkeley School of Law

The UC Berkeley School of Law and Boston University School of Law are pleased to announce their sponsorship of Fundamentals of Banking Law (formerly Banking Law Basics), an intensive 2 ½ day program designed to familiarize participants with the basics of banking law, including the critical policies, concepts and regulations that have shaped 150 years of banking law from the passage of the 1863 National Bank Act to the present.

PROGRAM DETAILS   This Fundamentals of Banking Law program has been offered twice each year for more than 15 years to small classes of no more than 50 participants. Both the UC Berkeley and Boston University programs follow the same format. From Wednesday morning until Friday noon, this program provides a comprehensive introduction to banking law. In addition to its review of major banking law developments over the past 30 years, the program will examine the effect of the Financial Crisis on the regulation and supervision of traditional banking organizations and those companies new to supervision by federal banking regulators. The course will address a number of topics related to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the most comprehensive banking legislation since the Depression, including regulation of systemically important financial institutions, capital requirements, mortgage- and other asset-backed securitizations, and swaps, derivatives, and hedging.

The program will offer up to 19 hours of MCLE, including at least one hour segment on ethical considerations in representing regulated banking organizations.

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Writing to Persuade: Giving Judges What They Want

An Intensive Legal Writing CLE Workshop for Attorneys

Dates: January 23 & 24, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Berkeley Law, Berkeley, California 

UC Berkeley School of Law certifies that this activity has been approved for 12 hours MCLE credit (including 1 hour Legal Ethics credit) by the State Bar of California

This rigorous training helps practicing attorneys sharpen the substance and style of their written analysis. Participants develop techniques for more comprehensive legal analysis and improve writing style and persuasiveness. This interactive workshop will include dynamic lectures on best practices for legal writing, practical writing exercises, and individualized feedback from legal writing experts. Participants are guaranteed the following:

Small Class Size: No more than 25 attorney participants in order to enhance class discussion, participation, and personalized feedback.

Workshop Format: The training includes evaluation and critique of excerpts from actual briefs, targeted written exercises on a challenging legal issue, and practical advice for effective revision.

Personalized Feedback: Individual, targeted critique of each participant’s written work is provided.

Berkeley Law Professional Skills Faculty: Two experienced members of the Berkeley Law professional skills faculty are the main presenters.

Early bird: $1,250

Regular fee: $1,500

If you have any questions, please e-mail us.

Faculty Bios

Sarah Laubach

Sarah Laubach has taught in the Professional Skills Program at Berkeley Law since 2008. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Research & Writing at Georgetown University Law Center from 2011-2012. Prior to teaching, Sarah served as a judicial law clerk to Judge A. Wallace Tashima of the Ninth Circuit and then practiced plaintiff-side civil rights litigation.


Patricia Plunkett Hurley

Patricia Plunkett Hurley is the 2013 recipient of Berkeley Law’s Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction. Patricia has taught in the Professional Skills Program at Berkeley Law since 1999. Prior to that, she was a staff attorney for the Ninth Circuit, where she worked in the motions unit and the civil and criminal research units.