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 BCLT Privacy Lecture

November 8, 2018
Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
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2018 NACDL Conference: Combatting the Surveillance State

November 29-30, 2018
International House, UC Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA
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Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 6-7, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley
East Palo Alto, CA
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Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

March 22, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley
East Palo Alto, CA
Details TBA (2018 PLF info)


Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

April 4-5, 2019 
International House
UC Berkeley
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Annual Conference on Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

May, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Details TBA (2018 MLRC info)

Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

May 23-24, 2019 
Berkeley, CA
Details TBA (2018 PLSC info)

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 ProcurementWashington 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 PracticeUC 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)