Established in 1995, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) is a multidisciplinary research center at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. The first of its kind, BCLT has garnered worldwide distinction for its research and instructional program exploring the most pressing technology law and policy issues.


BCLT Signature Events

Annual Conference on Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

May 20 & 21, 2019
San Francisco, CA
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Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

May 30 & 31, 2019 
Berkeley, CA

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Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 12 & 13, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA

Details TBA (2018 APLI info)


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Latest Research by BCLT Faculty and Fellows

Kenneth Bamberger (with Orly Lobel)
Platform Market Power
32 Berkeley Technology Law Journal (forthcoming 2018)

Catherine Crump
Surveillance Policy Making by Procurement
Washington Law Review (2016)

Chris Hoofnagle
What We Buy When We “Buy Now”
165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2017)

Sonia Katyal
The Numerus Clausus of Sex
University of Chicago Law Review (2017)

Peter S. Menell
Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software
Harvard Journal of Law & Technology Special Issue: Software Interface Copyright (2018)

Robert Merges
What Kind of Rights Are Intellectual Property Rights?
Oxford Handbook of IP Law (Forthcoming 2018)

Deirdre Mulligan  
Privacy is an Essentially Contested Concept: a Multi-dimensional Analytic for Mapping Privacy
Philosophical Transactions Royal Society Publishing (2016)

Tejas Narechania  
Patent Conflicts
103 Georgetown Law Journal 1483 (2015)

Pamela Samuelson
Functionality and Expression in Computer Programs
31 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1215 (2017)

Paul Schwartz (with Karl-Nikolaus Peifer)
Transatlantic Data Privacy Law
106 Georgetown Law Journal 115 (2017)

Jennifer Urban, (with Brianna L. Schofield & Joe Karaganis)
Notice and Takedown in Everyday Practice
UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2755628 (2016)

Molly Van Houweling
Disciplining the Dead Hand of Copyright: Durational Limits on Remote Control Property
Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 53 (2017)