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


BCLT Privacy Lecture

Snowden and Data Localization
by Prof. Abraham Newman

November 7, 2019
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Annual Conference on Patent Law and Policy

with Georgetown Law
November 15, 2019
Washington, DC


19th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 12 & 13, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA
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24th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

“The Roles of Technology Expertise in Law and Policy” 

February 27-28, 2020
Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Judicial Institute and the Internet Policy Research Initiative at MIT
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Annual Privacy Law Forum

March 20, 2020
Palo Alto
Details TBA


Annual Conference on Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

with Media Law Resource Center
May 14-15, 2020
San Francisco
Details TBA


Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

with George Washington Law School
June 4-5, 2020

Washington, D.C.
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20th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 10 & 11, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA

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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
Private Accountability in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, 66 UCLA L. Rev. 54 (2019)
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
Rescripting Search to Respect the Right to Truth, 2 Geo. L. Tech. Rev. 557 (2018) (with Daniel S. Griffin) 

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
Global Data Privacy: The EU Way, 94 N.Y.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019)

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)