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The UC Berkeley School of Law highlights the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) with new Executive Director, Jim Dempsey, in its latest alumni magazine, The Transcript.

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BCLT ranked #1 Intellectual Property Law Program

According to the U.S. News & World Report, BCLT is the #1 Intellectual Property Law Program in the country. Intellectual property law spans all sectors, from technology to the music industry. IP courses ready students to deal with patents, trademarks, copyrights and more. The Berkeley Law School ranks #8 overall as a law school.

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Pam Samuelson as 2016 Martin Meyerson Berkeley Faculty Research Lecture

Pam Samuelson has been selected to give the 2016 Martin Meyerson Berkeley Faculty Research Lecture. This is the highest honor awarded by the Academic Senate. “The purpose of this award is twofold: to recognize representatives from our distinguished faculty whose research has changed the shape of their discipline, and to bring their innovative work to the attention of the entire campus community.” Until Pam’s selection, the award had gone to a law school faculty member only once since 1913 — in 1993, Sandy Kadish gave the lecture.

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Upcoming Events

October 2015 Privacy Law Scholars Conference – Amsterdam

Monday, October 26, 2015
De Bazel Café & Conference Center
Vijzelstraat 32
1017 HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

In October 2015, Berkeley Law and the University of Amsterdam will hold the first Privacy Law Scholars Conference in Europe. PLSC is a paper workshop, with the purpose of improving the quality of privacy scholarship. 

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Latest Research by BCLT Faculty and Fellows

Kenneth A. Bamberger and Deirdre K. Mulligan
Privacy in Europe: Initial Data on Governance Choices and Corporate Practices. George Washington Law Review, Vol. 81, p. 1529, 2013

Chris Hoofnagle
The Price of ‘Free': Accounting for the Costs of the Internet’s Most Popular Price 61 UCLA L. Rev. 606 (2014), Jan Whittington co-author.

Peter S. Menell
This American Copyright Life: Reflections on Re-Equilibrating Copyright for the Internet Age
. UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2347674 (rev. 2014)

Robert Merges
Economics of Intellectual Property Law. Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Francesco Parisi, eds., Forthcoming (2014).

Deirdre Mulligan
Brief Amicus Curiae of People for the American Way Foundation in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees, Hepting v. AT&T Corp., No. 06-17132 (9th Cir. 2007). (2014).

Pamela Samuelson & Jennifer Urban
Solving the Orphan Works Problem for the United States, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2013 UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2323945 (2013).

Paul Schwartz
Reconciling Personal Information in the United States and European Union. 102 California Law Review (2014)

Molly Van Houweling
Land Recording and Copyright Reform
Berkeley Technology Law Journal (2013).