Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) is the hub of Berkeley Law’s research and teaching on the impact of law on business and the U.S. and global economies.


The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy invites you to read our 2016-2017 Annual Bulletin for an overview of what we have accomplished in the past year, and to get a glimpse into the continued innovation that we are pursuing in 2017. Thank you for all of your support!


Special Event | Faculty Forum   
Anti-Insurance Innovation | Professor Ariel Porat
Wednesday, February 22
Boalt Hall 132 | 12:45-1:45PM
Ariel Porat is one of the most distinguished legal academics in Israel. Professor Porat joins us to discuss the concept of anti-insurance – a new contractual legal mechanism that attempts to remove the traditional insurance effect of business contracts. 

Movie Night
The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Ted Braun.
Thursday, February 23
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium | 6:45-9:45PM
Please join us for an advanced screening of Betting on Zero before it hits theaters!

Practicing Law in New York City 

Wednesday, March 1st
Boalt Hall 105 | 12:45PM-2:00PM

1L students are invited to join representatives from Cleary Gottlieb & Hamilton LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP  for a lunchtime panel on the topic of practicing law in New York. 

RSVP to Lesley Schreiber at to confirm your attendance.

FORM + FUND Founder Workshop + Office Hours 
Workshop | Angel and Seed Financings
A conversation about the nuts and bolts of angel and seed financings with attorneys from Morrison & Foerster.  
Wednesday, March 1 
Boalt Hall Warren Room | 6:00-7:30PM

2017 BCLBE  1L Career Fair
Friday, March 3rd 
Boalt Hall, Warren Room | 1:30PM-2:30PM 

A fantastic opportunity for our 1L students to connect with attorneys prior to the interviewing bidding process and learn more about the firms and their practice areas. Participating firms include; DLA Piper, WSGR, Orrick, Gunderson and many more! 


Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: The Past, Present, and Possible Futures of the Oracle v. Google Litigation
Please join BCLT Co-Director Professor Peter Menell for this exhilarating lunch presentation.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Boalt Hall 105 | 12:55-1:55PM
This presentation explores the Oracle v. Google litigation, tracing the development of Java and Android and the subsequent (and still ongoing) battle over the scope of copyright protection for APIs. 

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News and Publications

The following media is now available:

Video  Startup@BerkeleyLaw introductory workshop — Startup Law 101 for Founders

A full list of recordings can be found here»

In 2015, Startup@BerkeleyLaw was launched as a joint initiative of BCLBE and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Startup@BerkeleyLaw has expanded extensively over the past few months, forging connections between students, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists on campus and beyond. Read what BCLBE’s executive director and faculty had to say about this exciting program and how it came to life!

The 2015-2016 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy Annual Bulletin is now available.  Learn more about BCLBE’s curriculum, programming, faculty and scholarship as Berkeley Law establishes itself as the leading center for the study and practice of business law on the Pacific Rim. 

BCLBE is excited to introduce its new Executive Director, Adam Sterling, a Berkeley Law and Haas School of Business alum with an impressive track record of organizational leadership and startup law experience. Mr. Sterling will help position BCLBE  as the premier hub for corporate and capital markets law on the Pacific Rim and lead a number of innovative new BCLBE initiatives. To read more about Mr. Sterling, click here.


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