Private law structures the legal building blocks that most profoundly affect our social and economic life — notably property, contract, and torts as well as central aspects of family law, trust law, work law, and more. It thus governs our relationships with each other in arguably the most important spheres of our lives: in the market, the workplace, the neighborhood, and intimate relations.

The Berkeley Center for Private Law Theory promotes interdisciplinary research on these themes. We organize a variety of activities designed to stimulate dialogue, exchange and advance knowledge, explore new ideas, and foster insights into the legal building blocks of our social and economic life and contribute to making them fair and just.

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