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 6th Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

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

The Privacy Law Forum explores key issues in data privacy and security, highlighting the many intersections between Berkeley Law scholarship and Silicon Valley practice.


The 21st Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium
Platform Law: Public and Private Regulation of Online Platforms

April 20 & 21, 2017
International House
UC Berkeley

What is the proper legal model or models for understanding the platform phenomenon? What burdens and responsibilities should these platforms face? What is the right mix of  government and corporate policy that would support human rights, social values, traditional public policy goals, competition, and innovation? These are among the questions that we will address in this two day symposium, which will bring together scholars in law, computer science, business and economics, political science, and government regulators, practitioners, corporate representatives, and public interest advocates.

The 10th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC)

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

The Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice.


IP Scholars Conference


This conference brings together about 175 intellectual property scholars from over 70 institutions to present their works-in-progress.

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
Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software, UC Berkeley School of Law (2017)

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 Union, 102 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)