BCLT Events


China Law, Trade and IP 2020
Online Certificate Series (RECORDED)


Individuals who view 6 out of 7 recorded webinar sessions are eligible to receive a certificate in Chinese IP law from the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Wednesday, August 12 is the deadline to register and apply for the certificate.

Registration Fee:
$299.00 for entire series

Register here for the series
Apply here for the certificate 

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
Prof. Jon Michaels, UCLA School of Law

Thursday, October 29, 2020
3:30 – 5:30 PM
Berkeley 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. 

Sports and Entertainment Law 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…



BTLJ-BCLT Symposium: Technology Law as a Vehicle for Anti-Racism

November 12-13, 2020
Online Symposium
This online symposium, organized by Berkeley Technology Law Journal and BCLT, will examine the intersection of technology, law, and race. Speakers will discuss current issues dealing with technology and race, including how technologies can be designed and implemented to serve rather than undermine the interests of racial justice and how technology law, policy, and scholarship can advance anti-racism.


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.

The Right to Repair Under Siege?

The event has been postponed – for now, we are waiting until a time when we can gather in person.

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.

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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