2008 Conferences


The 1st Annual Privacy Scholars Conference

June 12-13, 2008
The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

Berkeley Law School and The George Washington University Law School have joined forces to launch the first annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC). The PLSC aims to assemble a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice. It will bring together privacy law scholars, privacy scholars from other disciplines (economics, philosophy, political science, computer science), and practitioners (industry, legal, advocacy, and government). Our goal is to enhance ties within the privacy law community and to facilitate dialogue between the different parts of that community (academy, government, industry, and public interest).

More information can be found here.

April 2008 Privacy Lecture

Co-sponsored by:
    Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
    Center for the Study of Law & Society
    Institute for Global Challenges and Law
    Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice.

BCLT presented its 2008 Privacy Lecture -- featuring an address by David Cole, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center -- on the intersection between privacy and national security law. Responses to Professor Cole’s 2008 BCLT Privacy Lecture were be made by David S. Kris, Esq. and Professor John Yoo. The moderator of the 2008 BCLT Privacy Lecture will be Paul M. Schwartz, Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

Audio from the event is now available!



April 18th, 2008

Co-sponsored by:
    Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
    High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University Law School.

With the explosive growth of online advertising, businesses and their counsel must be aware of new technologies, their legal implications, and evolving legal risks in the field. The Law and Business of Online Advertising brought together academics, practitioners, business leaders, and technology experts to discuss legal, policy, and technical developments in online marketing.  This intensive event began with two tutorials led by Professor Hal Varian (Chief Economist, Google) and Microsoft's Kim Howell on the economics and technology of online advertising, followed by panels which explored online advertising issues faced by consumers, publishers, and advertisers.

Audio from the event is now online!



12th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

BCLT's Twelfth Annual Symposium will explore the role of intellectual property, and in particular patent law, on entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. We have invited speakers from a broad range of disciplines, including economics, law, business and other fields.  We have also invited attorneys, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who have been actively involved in the information technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and green technology sectors. At the Symposium we will also introduce BCLT's project on IP & entrepreneurship, launched this year with the generous support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  We will discuss the current state of knowledge about the field of IP & entrepreneurship and our plans for empirical and theoretical research.

Conference website including PPT is now available.