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UC Berkeley School of Law offers unparalleled opportunities for students interested in intellectual property and technology law.

The centerpiece of this program is the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT). BCLT was established in 1995 to respond to Berkeley Law students’ growing interest in intellectual property and technology law. Home to the Berkeley Technology Law Journal (previously known as the High Technology Law Journal)–one of the nation’s oldest and most respected technology law journals–as well as faculty with national stature in intellectual property, privacy, cybersecurity and other aspects and technology law, BCLT and the UC Berkeley School of Law offer students an educational experience unmatched anywhere in the country.

Berkeley Law students and law school applicants interested in BCLT should look at the 2020-2021 New Student Handbook (pdf) and the BCLT Annual Bulletin.

BCLT extends beyond the classroom. Through its conferences, workshops, judicial education programs and other efforts, BCLT provides forums where distinguished faculty from throughout the university, law students, leading lawyers and entrepreneurs, and national policymakers can exchange ideas about the increasingly wide range of issues at the intersection of law and technology.


In addition to traditional core intellectual property courses (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets), the curriculum includes a wide range of advanced intellectual property offerings and cutting-edge courses on privacy, cybersecurity, biotech, sports and entertainment law, and other topics.

These courses are taught by Berkeley Law’s regular faculty, as well as by top practitioners and corporate counsel from the Bay Area’s leading law firms and technology companies. Students thus have an opportunity to interact with and learn from leading intellectual property and technology law scholars, as well as individuals on the front line of technology law practice, who bring their real-world experience and knowledge into the classroom.

J.D. and LL.M. students are eligible to earn the Law & Technology Certificate. Learn more here.



2020-2021 New Student Handbook (PDF)

2020-2021 BCLT Annual Bulletin (PDF)

Law & Tech Course Planning Worksheet (PDF)

Law & Technology Course Planning Workshop (Video)

Careers in the Law with a STEM Degree (Video)

Panel Discussion: Careers in the Law with a STEM Degree, Sponsored by Harvey Mudd College (Video)