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


The 5th Annual US-China IP Conference // Intellectual Property and Economic Transformation 


November 14 & 15, 2016
Shenzhen, China
Co-hosts: China Renmin University IP Academy, BCLT, and Loyola Law School Los Angeles

The 5th US-China IP Conference will bring together senior policymakers, judges, academics and international practitioners from China and the United States to discuss five important topics:  (1) Recent Developments in Trade Secrets Law; (2) Privacy Protection under the Information Age; (3) Recent Developments in the Entertainment Law; (4) Patent Commercialization; and (5) Brand Protection. 


December 8 & 9, 2016
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA

The Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum

March 24, 2017
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA

Details coming soon

The 10th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC)

June 1 & 2, 2017
Claremont Club & Spa
Berkeley, CA

PLSC assembles privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice. It brings together privacy law scholars, privacy scholars from other disciplines (economics, philosophy, political science, computer science), and practitioners (industry, legal, advocacy, and government).



Latest Research by BCLT Faculty and Fellows

Catherine Crump
Surveillance Policy Making by ProcurementWashington Law Review (2016)

Chris Hoofnagle
Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy, Cambridge University Press (2015)

Sonia Katyal
Infrastructural Entitlements and the Civil Right to TechnologyUC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2716368 (2016)

Peter S. Menell
Adapting Copyright Law for the Mashup Generation164 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 441 (2016)


Robert Merges & Justin Hughes
Copyright and Distributive Justice
92 Notre Dame Law Review (2016)

Deirdre Mulligan & Kenneth Bamberger
Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and EuropeThe MIT Press (2015)

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

Pamela Samuelson
Reconceptualizing Copyright’s Merger Doctrine, 63 Journal of the Copyright Society (2016)

Paul Schwartz
Reconciling Personal Information in the United States and European Union102 California Law Review (2014)

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

Molly Van Houweling
Exhaustion and Personal Property Servitudes, Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Imports (2016)