Starting with a focus on intellectual property, Berkeley Law’s law and technology program has expanded over the years to develop an equally deep expertise on privacy. Our activities now encompass the full range of technology law, including cybercrime and cybersecurity, biotech, entertainment law, telecommunications regulation, and many other areas of constitutional, regulatory, and business law.
Over the years, Berkeley Law’s pioneering intellectual property program has provided not only an unmatched classroom education for our students, but also a multitude of conferences and other events where scholars, attorneys, and policymakers meet to consider the complex and dynamic issues arising in the field of intellectual property.
The Berkeley Law faculty includes leading privacy experts with concentrations spanning international and comparative privacy law, consumer privacy, cybercrime, and the law of government surveillance. In addition to teaching, research, and writing, faculty work with corporations and organizations and testify before legislative hearings and other government bodies .
Berkeley Law is exploring the challenges raised as sports and entertainment law converges with digital technology. Significant conferences and networking opportunities as well as innovative courses such as seminars on music law and video game law provide students an introduction to this diverse and rapidly changing field.
A Global Perspective
In today’s interconnected world, technology law issues are global in scope. Recognizing this, Berkeley Law collaborates with international scholars, lawyers, and public officials to compare the IP and regulatory regimes of various countries and to confront issues surrounding the international development of technology law. Our Berkeley Center for Law and Technology has strong working relationships with universities around the world, including Tel Aviv University, Israel; Renmin University, Beijing; Peking University, Beijing; and the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam.