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.




Legal Frontiers in Digital Media: 2020 Webinar Series

with Media Law Resource Center
Instead of an in-person event, we are offering a series of one-hour webinars on digital media law issues.


Annual Privacy Law Forum

October 9, 2020 (rescheduled)
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA
Registration open
NOTE: the program will be very similar to the one originally planned. Registration remains open.


20th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

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


To see more BCLT events go here.

Latest Research by BCLT Faculty and Fellows

Ken Bamberger (with Serge Egelman et al.)
Can You Pay For Privacy? Consumer Expectations and the Behavior of Free and Paid Apps
35 Berkeley Tech. L. J. (forthcoming 2020)

Catherine Crump
Tracking the Trackers: An Examination of Electronic Monitoring of Youth in Practice
53 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 795 (2019)

Catherine Fisk
Hollywood Writers and the Gig Economy
2017 U. Chi. Legal F. 177 (2018)

Chris Jay Hoofnagle (with Aniket Kesari and Aaron Perzanowski)
The Tethered Economy
87 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 783 (2019)

Sonia Katyal
Brands Behaving Badly
109 Trademark Rep. 819 (2019)

Orin Kerr
Decryption Originalism: The Lessons of Burr
134 Harvard L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020)

Peter Menell (with David Nimmer and Shyamkrishna Balganesh)
Google v. Oracle Amicus Merits Stage Brief: Vindicating IP’s Channeling Principle and Restoring Jurisdictional Balance to Software Copyright Protection (2020)

Rob Merges
The Hamiltonian Origins of the U.S. Patent System, and Why They Matter Today
104 Iowa L. Rev. 2559 (2019)

Deirdre Mulligan (with Daniel Kluttz)
Automated Decision Support Technologies and the Legal Profession
34 Berkeley Tech. L. J. 853 (2019)

Tejas Narechania
The Secret Life of a Text Message
Columbia Law Review Forum (forthcoming, 2020)

Andrea Roth
Beyond Cross-Examination
97 Texas Law Review Online 193 (2019)

Pamela Samuelson (with Mark Gergen)
The Disgorgement Remedy of Design Patent Law
108 Calif. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020)

Paul Schwartz
Global Data Privacy: The EU Way
94 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 771 (2019)

Erik Stallman (with Jennifer Urban)
Brief on Behalf of Amicus Curiae Open Source Hardware Association in Curver Luxembourg, SARL v. Home Expressions Inc., No. 18-2214 (Fed. Cir.) (2019) 

Jennifer Urban (with Joe Karaganis and Brianna L. Schofield)
Takedown in Two Worlds: An Empirical Analysis
64 J. Copyright Soc’y USA 483 (2018)

Molly Van Houweling
Equitable Estoppel and Information Costs in Contemporary Copyright
23 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 553 (2019)

Rebecca Wexler
Privacy Asymmetries: Access to Data in Criminal Investigations
68 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021)

Christina Koningisor
Transparency Deserts
114 Northwestern L. Rev. 1461 (2020)



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