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Berkeley Law School's International and Executive Legal Education (IELE) is pleased to offer the following legal training programs at Berkeley Law's main campus:
November 4-8, 2013: NBTC Broadcasting, Certificate in Digital Broadcasting Laws & Regulations
A delegation of 27 participants from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand arrived on the Berkeley campus to earn their Certificate in Digital Broadcasting Laws & Regulations. Two NBTC commissioners joined us for the day on 11/6 to hear our special guest lecturer, Mike Senkowski a Partner at Wiley Rein LLP and chair of the firm’s Telecommunications Practice. NBTC heard lectures from James Tuthill on Broadcasting Copyright Issues, Must Carry/Retransmission Rules, Public Trustee Obligations, Media Convergence Regulation and Digital TV: Adoption and Transmission.
August 30 – September 6, 2013: NBTC Telecommunications, Certificate in Telecommunications Laws & Regulations
A delegation of 23 participants from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand arrived on the Berkeley campus to earn their Certificate in Telecommunications Laws & Regulations. Alexandre de Streel, a Professor at University of Namur in Belgium and an EU Affairs Senior Advisor, lectured for 2-days on the European Union Perspective on Universal Service Obligations. Berkeley Law IELE lecturer, Jim Tuthill, lectured on the US Perspective on Universal Service Obligations. In addition, the NBTC delegation visited with the California Public Utilities Commission.
August 5-16, 2013: CAL Open Enrollment, Certificate in American Law
IELE’s Certificate in American Law program involved 60 students from 19 countries around the world, including a group of 10 students from Jagiellonian University in Poland. These practicing attorneys and international law students participated in this two-week intensive legal training program designed for professional lawyers and advanced law students from overseas civil law jurisdictions. The program fostered a comparative understanding of American common-law doctrines, case law interpretation and analytical methods. Lectures were given on topics such as Introduction to the US Judicial System, Jurisdiction/Governing Law, Contracts Law, Torts, a Trial Advocacy Workshop, Digital Media, US Patent Litigation, and a Business Negotiations Workshop. The Certificate in American Law group also visited the US Northern District Courthouse in San Francisco to watch a jury trial.
July 8-18, 2013: IPL Open Enrollment, Certificate in Intellectual Property Law & Technology Management
The Intellectual Property Law & Technology Management program was composed of 20 attorneys in Taiwan, as well as other international attorneys from Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, South Korea, and Mexico. This accelerated Law & Technology training program covered the most current issues related to the legal protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights, as well as current best practices in consumer privacy, digital rights management and technology commercialization. Case studies addressed recent developments in software, biotech, cleantech and other emerging industries. Lectures for this program included topics on US Patent Laws, Online Privacy & Consumer Data, Commercializing Tech Start-Ups, Emerging Issues in Digital Media, Introduction to Copyright & Trade Secrets, and a Patent Negotiations workshop at San Francisco law firm, K&L Gates. The program also had some very special features including Venture Capital & Innovation in Silicon Valley: Panel Discussion and visits to Silicon Valley companies and technology incubators.
June 17-28, 2013: Office of the Thailand Judiciary II, Certificate in Commercial Business Transactions
A second delegation of 36 members of the Office of the Judiciary from Thailand came to Berkeley and participated in the IELE program on Commercial Business Transactions. This delegation heard from lecturers specializing in Corporations Law, Banking Regulations, Consumer Finance Regulations, Introduction to Mergers & Acquisitions, and Civil Discovery Proceedings.
May 29 – June 7, 2013: IBT Open Enrollment, Certificate in International Business Transactions
This intimate IELE certificate program was composed of 13 international attorneys from Vietnam, Brazil, Azerbaijan, India, The Netherlands, Belarus, and the United Arab Emirates. The accelerated Law & Management training program covered essential topics that today's international corporate counsel need to engage effectively in the strategic planning, negotiation and deal structuring of international business transactions. Participants were executives or legal counsel of multi-national firms that have established an offshore branch, expanded into international markets, or engaged in cross-border transactions. Lectures included topics on International Taxation, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Antitrust Regulations.
April 29 – May 10, 2013: Office of the Thailand Judiciary I, Certificate in E-Commerce Laws & Regulations
A delegation of 36 judges from the Office of the Judiciary in Thailand participated in a 10-day IELE custom program on E-Commerce Laws & Regulations. Lectures included Emerging Issues in Cybersecurity, Online Retailing Practices, Formation of Electronic Agreements, and Online Payments.
April 8-12, 2013: UNAM Certificate in American Law
About 30 graduates and affiliates of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City participated in the 2013 Certificate in American Law program with IELE in April 2013. The UNAM group heard lectures from Berkeley Law professors and industry experts on topics such as Introduction to the US Judicial System, Antitrust Regulations, Intellectual Property Law, and participated in a Business Negotiations Workshop.
As one of the leading centers of jurisprudence and legal theory in the U.S., Berkeley Law School hosts each year a significant number of overseas students, researchers, judges and visiting scholars from public sector backgrounds. IELE’s new Judicial Training program is designed for the education and training of judges delegations from overseas. The Judicial Training program provides a broad philosophical understanding combined with a practical training focus on the basics of the U.S. common law and court systems. Read more here.
Berkeley Law School recognizes that key changes occurring in legal systems around the world present an opportunity to have impact on leading universities, government regulators and other policy-making institutions. Toward this goal, IELE is engaged with a number of leading universities and key government institutions around the world in developing institutional capacity related to teaching, research and curriculum development about law-related subjects. Read more here.