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


BCLT Privacy Lecture

Snowden’s Long Shadow: Recasting domestic and global privacy debates 

by Prof. Abraham Newman

November 7, 2019
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Annual Conference on Patent Law and Policy

with Georgetown Law
November 15, 2019
Washington, DC


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

December 12 & 13, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA
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24th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

“The Roles of Technology Expertise in Law and Policy” 

February 27-28, 2020
International House
UC Berkeley
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Annual Privacy Law Forum

March 20, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA
Details TBA


Annual Conference on Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

with Media Law Resource Center
May 14-15, 2020
San Francisco
Details TBA


Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

with George Washington Law School
June 4-5, 2020

Washington, D.C.
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20th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

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

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Latest Research by BCLT Faculty and Fellows

Ken Bamberger (with Deirdre Mulligan)
Saving Governance-by-Design
106 California Law Review 697 (2018)

Catherine Crump
Tracking the Trackers: An Examination of Electronic Monitoring of Youth in Practice
53 UC Davis Law Review (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. (2019)

Sonia Katyal
Brands Behaving Badly
Trademark Reporter (2019)

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

Orin Kerr
Compelled Decryption and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
97 Texas Law Review 767 (2019)

Peter Menell
Patent Showdown at the N.D. C[orr]al
18 Chicago-Kent. J. Intell. Prop. 450 (2019)

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
Berkeley Tech. L.J. (forthcoming 2020) 

Tejas Narechania
State Immunity and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
18 Chi-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 537 (2019)

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

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

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
Life, Liberty and Trade Secrets: Intellectual Property in the Criminal Justice System
70 Stan. L. Rev. 1343 (2018)