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 10th Annual Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

May 18 & 19, 2017
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA

This conference, co-sponsored by Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) and BCLT, explores emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today’s multi-platform world.


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.


17th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC)

August 10 & 11, 2017
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York, NY

The IP Scholars Conference brings together about 175 intellectual property scholars from over 70 institutions to present their works-in-progress and benefit from the critique of colleagues. IPSC 2017 will accept presentation requests on all IP-related topics, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, patent, design patent, trade secret, right of publicity, information/internet law, and telecommunications.

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)