BCLT EventNews

Week of November 11, 2019


BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Series

Privacy and Data Security 101

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:55 – 1:55 P.M.
Room 100


Join Berkeley Law alum and former Federal Trade Commission attorney Kristin Madigan for an interactive discussion of the basics and hot topics in privacy and data security. We’ll cover the differences between data privacy vs. data security and discuss which laws apply. We’ll also discuss some of the current issues facing companies that offer forward-leaning products, including managing risk and compliance with new laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Kristin J. Madigan is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups. Kristin focuses her practice on representing clients in high-stakes complex litigation with a focus on technology, as well as privacy and consumer protection matters including product counseling, compliance, investigations, enforcement, and litigation that typically involves existing and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, enterprise and cloud-based software, blockchain, and distributed ledgers.

Lunch is served for students staying for the entire presentation.
This event is open to current Berkeley Law students, Berkeley Law affiliates and BCLT law firm sponsors only.
Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

Healthcare & Biotech Law Society (HBLC) Panel Discussion


A Summer in Healthcare & Biotech: How to Get It and What to Expect

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
1:00 –2:00 P.M.
Room 115
If you are passionate about helping disadvantaged groups get access to medical services, counseling a biopharmaceutical company on IP issues, or anything else related to healthcare and biotech, please come join Healthcare & Biotech Law Society for a panel discussion tailored to your interest. Our panelists worked on legal issues in healthcare or biotech during their 1L summers. They are eager to share with you ways to land a summer legal internship, tips on being an effective intern, and the directions your career can take after the summer. Whether you want to intern at a nonprofit organization, government agency, law firm or corporation, you will find someone who can answer your questions.

Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/Y6L5FRML.

Eleventh Annual Berkeley-Georgetown Conference on Patent Law & Policy




Annual Conference on The Role of the Courts in Patent Law and Policy

Friday, November 15, 2019
Georgetown Law Campus
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC


Registration and Agenda

Featuring U.S. District Court Judges Bencivengo, Gilstrap and Noreika, FTC Commissioners Noah Phillips and Rebecca Slaughter, ITC Judge Clark Cheney and other speakers, the conference will cover recent developments in case law and administrative practice.

The Eleventh Annual Conference on The Role of the Courts in Patent Law and Policy will take place at Georgetown Law’s Washington D.C. campus, located at 600 New Jersey Ave NW.

Follow signs to the Gewirz Building. The event takes place on the 12th floor.

Questions? Contact TechInstitute@law.georgetown.edu




Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and Above the Law


What Should the First Amendment Protect?

November 18, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 P.M.
295 Simon Hall


Please join the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and Above the Law for a discussion of the First Amendment and what it should protect.

Please RSVP here.


  • Elie Mystal (@elienyc), Executive Editor of Above the Law
  • Ken White (@popehat), Partner at Brown, White & Osborn LLP
  • Catherine Crump (@catherinencrump), Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (moderator)

2019 Melville B. Nimmer Memorial Lecture

“Copyright and the Digital Revolution: Still Passionately in the Middle After All These Years”
Professor Peter S. Menell

November 21, 2019
UCLA School of Law




Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholars Program

Haynes and Boone is committed to recruiting, retaining, and advancing diverse lawyers, and our Scholars Program is one of the many initiatives we have implemented to contribute toward enhancing the diversity of our profession. Haynes and Boone Scholars will be awarded a $7,500 scholarship, along with a paid summer clerkship and mentoring by members of the firm.

For 2020, Haynes and Boone is recruiting scholars for our Dallas, Houston, New York, Palo Alto, Richardson, and San Antonio offices. To submit a completed application and resume, email Christine Rosario, Recruiting Coordinator at christine.rosario@haynesboone.com.

Graduate Researcher Opportunity: Cyber Insurance Modeling

Professor Steven Weber at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is conducting a project on the long-sought but so far elusive  goal of establishing a robust market for cybersecurity insurance, where insurers would push their insureds toward improved security practices.  Prof. Weber is seeking a paid fellow for a short-term literature review project (expected timeframe Nov-Dec 2019). The fellowship comes with a $1500 stipend. There is the potential for it to become a formal GSR appointment with CLTC in spring semester, depending on the results of the literature review and funding availability. CLTC invites law students to learn more about this opportunity by reaching out to cltc@berkeley.edu. Information on the opportunity can be found on the CTLC website.

Paid Internships at Dolby

Highlighted Programs: 

Intellectual Property Protection & Enforcement Intern (Winter/Spring 2020, 6 month paid Internship)

Dolby’s Intellectual Property Protection & Enforcement group, located in San Francisco CA, is looking for an intern to help track and monitor unlicensed supply chain activity.  The intern will assist in information gathering and research, data analysis and validation, and other initiatives related to compliance and IP enforcement. 

2 L or 3L to work part time as a paid legal intern in IP/patents.

For all Early Career Programs and internship opportunities: View Here.

Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Stanford Center for Law and History invites paper submissions from graduate students for its third annual conference, “Working with Intellectual Property: Legal Histories of Innovation, Labor, and Creativity”. The conference will seek to explore aspects of how creative, scientific, technology  and innovation-based communities have organized and negotiated their intellectual property relationships from historical perspectives.  The one-day conference will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020, at Stanford Law School. It will include three panels and a keynote session featuring scholars investigating ways that stakeholders have historically resisted, adapted, adopted, or rejected intellectual property law in their daily practices. We encourage submissions from scholars working across a broad range of disciplines interested in the historical intersection between intellectual property, creativity, innovation, and/or labor.  International, comparative, and US perspectives are all encouraged. 

The conference organizers will select a graduate student as the winner of the SCLH Graduate Student Paper Prize to present on one of the three panels. Funding for travel and housing will be provided.

The application deadline is Sunday, December 1, 2019. For more information and to apply, click here. Please direct any questions to sclh@law.stanford.edu.

Survey on Law Students with STEM Background

Suffolk University Law School has launched a professional survey to collect data regarding the incentives and challenges that STEM majors face when determining whether to attend law school. The survey should take 7 minutes to complete.

The survey is confidential. Respondent identities and information will not be shared with anyone.

Follow this link to the survey.

Free Membership Available in California Bar Sections

Did you know that even as a 1L, before you pass the bar, you can join the IP Section of the California State Bar for free? This allows you to stay abreast of programs, legal developments in the field, and networking events. For more information click here.

If you have any questions about this week’s content or items for inclusion in future newsletters, please email bclt@law.berkeley.eduAll items for inclusion must be submitted by 12:00 P.M. Friday of the week prior to publication.

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