CLEE’s Corporate Giving Programs

A graduating student celebrates with his parents at the Law School’s 2018 Energy and Environment Certificate Ceremony

CLEE’s corporate giving programs are a suite of intellectually enriching events and activities designed to connect you with a large and diverse network of clients, collaborators, and future colleagues. The programs also offer opportunities for individual professional development across disciplines (and MCLE credits).

All donors are acknowledged with name and logo placement in CLEE’s battery of live, print, and digital communications to an audience of more than 5,500 people working at the intersection of law, policy, and energy and the environment. Donors will receive invitations to exclusive conferences and events, an annual report, and facilitation of outreach to potential UC Berkeley partners about research and policy development opportunities. You’ll also receive access to insights, news, and research, through CLEE’s monthly email newsletter.


CLEE Partners Program

The Program operates on a calendar year cycle (Jan-Dec), with pledges due by December 15th of the prior year. The programs below will take place live or virtually, depending on the community health situation.

Partners’ giving levels reference three of California’s state symbols:

  • Gray whale: $15,000
  • Grizzly Bear: $7,500
  • Golden Trout (public interest): $2,500

The Grey Whale level entitles the lead representative of that organization to concierge services for customized campus tours, purchasing tickets to campus events, private tours of BAMPFA, and other special arrangements. Contact us for more information.


CLEE Lunch & Learns

CLEE Lunch & Learns engage government officials, public agency leaders, scholars, non-partisan policy experts, corporate counsel, and fledgling practitioners in dynamic discourses at the cutting-edge of environmental law and policy, such as:

  • Disasters, Climate Change, and Declaring a Climate “Emergency” with Berkeley Law Prof. Daniel Farber
  • The Future of Transit in the COVID Era with CLEE Climate Program Director Ethan Elkind
  • California’s Future and the Role of Natural Gas with California Public Utilities Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen
  • AI for the Environment? Overcoming Bias with CLEE Executive Director Jordan Diamond
  • 5 Climate Solutions in 20 Minutes with Ken Alex, former Sr Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown
  • Climate Risks to the US Financial System, with US Commodity Future Trading Commissioner Rostin Bohnam and CalPERS Investment Manager Divya Mankikar

Conversations are delivered monthly and geared for current practitioners and law students. For the academic year 2020-21, we will be delivering these virtually.


CLEE E&E Career Fair

Berkeley Law is where the most promising students come for a world-class education in energy and environmental law and policy, and home to the #1 ranked environmental law program in the country. Each spring, the E&E Career Fair gives UC Berkeley students the chance to learn more about organizations that hire in their areas of interest. The event is followed by a happy hour. The 2021 career fair will be held virtually conference-style with networking introductions and breakout sessions. Partners have a guaranteed table with an opportunity to co-host a post-event mixer reception.


CLEE Annual Forum

CLEE’s annual forum is a multi-day policy bootcamp with leading experts delivering information on critical questions of environmental and energy law and policy. The program will be geared for dynamic interaction with attendees about transforming trends and topics in energy and environmental industries. Followed by a networking dinner or reception. MCLE credits.


Sponsorship benefits are implemented according to campus policies, which may change from time to time.


Ready to join? Contact Judith Katz: / 510-642-7235


The Berkeley Law Energy & Environmental Awards Banquet is an additional sponsorship program that partners can elect to support together with their Partners membership, or as a stand-alone opportunity.