The Roles of Technology Expertise in Law and Policy
February 27-28, 2020
This symposium will explore how expertise about technology and its impacts is generated, introduced, and used in making legal and policy decisions. As more legislation, litigation, and regulation involves technological matters (especially those involving digital technologies), we want to consider how expertise about the design and implications of technology informs decision-making: what has worked well, what has not worked, and how technological expertise can be better used. We aim to examine and assess reliance on expertise about technology across all three branches of government and at the federal, state and local levels. Among the questions we want to ask: What should be considered an issue of technological expertise and what should be considered a question of law or politics? Should Congress recreate an Office of Technology Assessment? What lessons can be learned from the ways federal agencies obtain and use technological expertise? In technologically complex cases, should judges appoint experts, technical advisers, or special masters or rely on attorneys and litigants’ experts?
The 2020 BCLT/BTLJ Symposium is co-sponsored by
Berkeley Judicial Institute
Internet Policy Research Initiative at MIT
Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law
March 17 – Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto
Registration now open
Bridging academia and practice, this full-day conference brings together in-house counsel from leading tech companies, practicing lawyers, regulators, privacy advocates, and academics. Faculty from the UC Berkeley School of Law will share their latest research and analysis, and leading privacy experts from law firms, companies, and government agencies will offer fresh insight and practical advice on meeting urgent privacy challenges.
April 3, 2020
UC Berkeley School of Law
Do consumers have the right to repair their own cars or their own computers or take them to a repair person they choose? Often, the makers of software-enabled products limit how and where they can be repaired. This conference will consider the complex, overlapping set of policy questions at the center of the repair debate – issues implicating competition, intellectual property, environmental protection, product security and safety, and consumer rights.
Co-sponsored by BCLT and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Friday, April 10, 2020
University Club @ The California Memorial Stadium
Berkeley Law’s Annual Sports & Entertainment Conference has become one of the Bay Area’s most recognized student-run sports and entertainment events. In its sixth year, this day-long conference is the most diverse yet! Hear from top names in sports and entertainment at an unparalleled venue. Speakers will share their insights with students and professionals on topics of sports and entertainment law, business, and culture. Speakers include: Jeffrey Harleston (Universal Music Group), Dr. Damion Thomas (Smithsonian NMAAHC), Hannah Gordon (San Francisco 49ers), Greg Genske (GEM Sports Agency) and more…
Co-sponsored by the US-China Business Council.
In partnership with the Media Law Resource Center, BCLT co-hosts this annual conference, exploring emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today’s multi-platform world.
Organized jointly by BCLT and the George Washington University Law School, 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.
21st Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley
December 10 & 11, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA
Co-organized by BCLT and Stanford Law School, the APLI presents a roster of judges, academics, litigators, patent prosecutors, and senior IP counsel from major corporations offering a results-oriented, in-depth look at the latest developments in patent law and practice.