BCLT Events

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media: 2020 Webinar Series

with Media Law Resource Center
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.
Instead of an in-person event, we are offering a series of one-hour webinars on digital media law issues.
  • Contact Tracing and other Data Use in Response to COVID: What Does the Law Allow?
    May 28, 2020, 12:00 P.M. (PT)
    Register here

  • Tough Issues and Hot Topics in CCPA Compliance (June – date TBA)

More info and past webinar recordings>>

China Law, Trade and IP 2020

Online Certificate Series

Intellectual property law in China is undergoing rapid change, with profound implications for the global tech industry. The Asia IP and Technology Law Project presents this series of seven webinars beginning May 27. Leading experts from China and the U.S. will cover developments in Chinese law on important topics including patentability, pharmaceutical IP, trade secrets law and enforcement, licensing and antitrust, and copyright. In addition to CLE credit, individuals who attend 6 out of 7 webinar sessions will receive a certificate in Chinese IP law from the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.


Who Will Benefit from This Series

This series is intended for in-house counsel and law firm attorneys representing tech companies concerned about protecting their IP in China. Whether you have been doing trans-Pacific work for a long time, or are newly focused on trying to understand the Chinese legal landscape, this series will get you up to speed on key developments spurred by the trade wars and internal drivers of law reform in China.


Participate in Real Time or View the Series at Your Convenience

Each session in the series will be presented in real-time, with audience Q&A. In addition, a recording of each session will be made available to registrants. So if you subscribe to the series after it has begun, you can go back at your convenience and watch the recorded sessions.


Registration Fees:

$299.00 for entire series; $50.00 for individual sessions
Register here for the series

Full schedule, details, and individual registrations>> 

Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

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.

with George Washington Law School
June 4-5, 2020 (still happening – 100% virtual)
Washington, DC

The Right to Repair Under Siege?

August 28, 2020
Berkeley, CA

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.

BJESL Conference

Friday, November 6, 2020
UC Berkeley

The Annual Conference organized by the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law has become one of the Bay Area’s most recognized events on the law and business of sports and entertainment. In its sixth year, the agenda for this day-long conference is the most diverse yet! Hear from top names in sports and entertainment law at an unparalleled venue — the University Club atop Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium. Speakers who will share their insights on sports and entertainment law, business, and culture include: Jeffrey Harleston (Universal Music Group), Dr. Damion Thomas (Smithsonian NMAAHC), Hannah Gordon (San Francisco 49ers), Greg Genske (GEM Sports Agency) and more…



BCLT Privacy Law Forum

October 9, 2020 
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto
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.

BCLT Privacy Lecture: Digital and Physical Company Towns in the Age of Public Capitalism

Thursday, October 29, 2020
3:30 – 5:30 PM
Berkeley Law
Prof. Jon Michaels, UCLA School of Law
Big tech today has its own supreme court, is poised to coin its own currency, and is building various company towns, complete with housing, transportation, retail, and green spaces.  These interventions reveal much about our present-day political economy, the health of our democracy, and our views about the state and the market.  These interventions, furthermore, signal potentially seismic shifts in how we approach questions of constitutional law, corporate governance, and security and privacy. 

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.

60 Years of Chinese Legal Reform: A Berkeley Perspective

This event has been postponed.  Please join our ongoing webinar series, where a diverse group of experts discusses a wide range of issues related to China’s legal development, focused especially on trade, IP, and tech.



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