Law Students

Sather GateAs an institute of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business (BCLB) and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT), Startup@BerkeleyLaw serves law students through a variety of courses and programming.

In 2017-2018, Startup@BerkeleyLaw sponsored over ten unique courses specifically focused on venture capital finance and entrepreneurship. Startup@BerkeleyLaw emphasizes experiential learning and encourages students to apply to participate in the New Business Practicum, to obtain hands-on experience of advising clients on transactional matters, and the IP Lab Seminar and Practicum, a course that partners law students with leading IP attorneys to prepare a survey of their a life science startup’s patent landscape and provide a freedom-to-operate analysis.

Berkeley Law students are also invited to participate in our Startup Law Initiative, which pairs law students with Silicon Valley attorneys to incorporate new businesses as the “junior associate” on the incorporation. Students are also invited to apply for the inSITE Fellowship program, which pairs law students with business students to help founders develop and execute business plans.

Startup@BerkeleyLaw offers its Venture Capital Speaker Series, bringing leaders from the venture capital industry to campus, including speakers from 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, AngelList, and Y Combinator.