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!


General Counsel Series 
The Snapchat Counsel | Dom Perella of Snap
 A Conversation with Dom Perella, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Snap. 
Wednesday, January 18
Boalt Hall 132 | 12:45-1:45PM
Hear from one of the top lawyers at the world’s hottest startup! 


Practitioner Speaker Series 
Unlocking the Value of Pro Bono
Monday, January 23
Boalt Hall 170 | 12:45-1:45PM 
Join a group of young Berkeley Law alums to discuss how they’ve used pro bono to give back and further their careers! 


Practitioner Speaker Series 
Opening a New Market | Prop 64 in California 
Wednesday, January 25
Boalt Hall 132 | 12:45-1:45PM
Join a discussion on the business and legal opportunities of the new cannabis economy in California following the passage of Prop 64. 

Special Off-Campus Event 
Vision 2020 Think Tank | Women in Politics 
Thursday, January 26
VMWARE Palo Alto | 5:30-7:30PM 
Join an engaging discussion about women in politics and hear about the experiences, strategies and efforts that lead to a path in politics and how we can encourage and support more women to participate in the political process. 
Please contact: to RSVP. 

Recent Post on The Network: Business at Berkeley Law:
Oracle Set to Acquire NetSuite
By Sami Jarbawi, J.D. Candidate 2018

Recent Post from The Deal Professor, Steven Davidoff Solomon:

How an Everything-Must-Go Trump Sale Might Look



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.


More BCLBE in the news»

Our Sponsors





MOFO_Firm_Stacked_Logo_BLK_large simpson