At Berkeley Law, we’re addressing big challenges with bold action. Since 2004, we’ve created six multidisciplinary research centers—for a total of eight—to tackle some of the thorniest problems facing society.

Our faculty are analyzing causes and building consensus for effective solutions to wide-ranging challenges: Developing business strategies to combat global warming. Safeguarding intellectual property in the global economy. Enabling access to high-quality education for all children. Together with students, our faculty are producing new knowledge, shaping legislation, educating judges, advising government officials, and partnering with people across every sector of society to deliver results.

  • Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice

    The Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice researches, develops and advances innovative criminal and juvenile justice law and policy approaches through collaboration with and among scholars, policymakers and practitioners.

  • Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

    BCLBE is the hub of Berkeley Law's cutting edge research and teaching on the impact of law on business and the United States' and global economies.

  • Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

    The BCLT promotes the understanding and guides the development of intellectual property and related fields of law and policy as they intersect with business, science and technology.

  • The Center for Clinical Education

    The Center for Clinical Education enables students, working under close faculty supervision, to represent clients before courts, administrative agencies, legislatures and international tribunals.

  • California Center for Environmental Law & Policy

    CCELP is a research center whose mission is to foster interdisciplinary environmental law and policy research and to translate that research into pragmatic solutions.

  • Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

    Established in 1999, the Henderson Center produces and fosters creative scholarship that examines the law through a lens of social justice, and works in partnership with communities to provide education to the general public.

  • Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity

    The Warren Institute is a multidisciplinary, collaborative venture to produce research, research-based policy prescriptions, and curricular innovation on race and ethnic justice issues in California and the nation.

  • The Center for the Study of Law and Society

    The Center for the Study of Law and Society fosters empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal change, and the social consequences of law.

  • The Institute for Legal Research

    The Institute for Legal Research serves as a center for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public service. In recent years, the institute focused on the fields of criminal justice, family law, constitutional law and history, Japanese and comparative law, environmental law and policy, and ocean law and policy.

  • Kadish Center for Morality, Law & Public Affairs

    The Kadish Center seeks to promote research and reflection on moral philosophical issues in law and public life, with special concern for the substantive aspects of criminal law.

  • Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy & Public Finance

    The Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance is dedicated to promoting the study of tax and fiscal policies. The center, a collaboration between Boalt Hall and the UC Berkeley Department of Economics, was founded to help support the thoughtful, objective analysis of tax policy issues.

  • The Honorable G. William and Ariadna Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

    The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law (GCL) works to develop effective responses to critical global challenges that transcend state borders, such as the promotion of the rule of law and global security; the advancement of sustainable development, health and human rights; the alleviation of the social and economic consequences of poverty; and the support of religious and cross-cultural discourse.