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What's It All About

What do lawyers and other professionals need to know about the technology underlying artificial intelligence (AI) and the mechanics of machine learning? How are companies actually using Artificial Intelligence in different products and services? What questions should lawyers, risk and compliance professionals, product managers, and others ask when confronted with AI systems that are making “decisions” that carry inherent risks? And how should organizations address the ethical issues raised by autonomous systems, such as data privacy, transparency, algorithmic fairness, and bias? This program answers these questions, among others, and will enable participants to more effectively advise their clients and serve as valued business partners within their organization.

Join us and earn MCLE credit and a Certificate of Completion from UC Berkeley!

Location & Dates


Off Campus



2024 Program Dates

September 25-27, 2024

Location: Berkeley, CA and Livestream

Who Should Participate

Attorneys, risk and compliance professionals, business leaders, product managers, judges, and government and non-profit professionals who want to gain a high-level understanding of how artificial intelligence (AI) works, learn how different types of organizations are using AI to improve efficiency and enhance their products and services, and make sense of the societal, ethical and legal implications of artificial intelligence, and learn . No prior experience with, or knowledge of, AI is required!

Participants who complete the program will earn a Certificate of Completion from Berkeley Law Executive Education.

Why Attend

  • Gain a foundational understanding of AI and its near and long-term applications;
  • Become familiar with the complex, global regulatory landscape defining the AI Ecosystem;
  • Explore how AI technology intersects with the law, ethics, and public policy;
  • Improve your ability to advise clients, make informed business decisions, and evaluate risks associated with your organization’s use and/or development of AI powered products and services.
  • Earn MCLE credit and a certificate of completion.

Program Structure

This interactive program is designed to maximize opportunities for learning, discussion, and networking.

  • Each day of programming is comprised of an opening address and six sessions. Day One will begin at 8:30 AM, while Day Two and Three will begin at 9:00 AM. The content portion of the program will conclude around 5:15 PM on all three days.
  • We will host a reception for all in-person participants at the conclusion of the first day.
  • Breakfast and lunch is provided for in-person attendees all three days.

All times are Pacific Time.


Day 1

AI Technology & Applications

The first day introduces the subject of Artificial Intelligence , defines terms, explores what’s real and what’s hype, and examines real world applications in both the public and private sectors.

Opening Session Fireside Chat: The State of AI Today

AI Technology

Session 1 Introduction to AI
Session 2 Hype vs Reality
Session 3 Generative and General-Purpose AI Systems

AI Applications

Session 4 Use of AI in the Public Sector
Session 5 Use of AI in the Private Sector
Session 6 AI Applications in High-Risk Settings

Day 2

Regulation of AI

The second day explores the rapidly evolving AI regulatory landscape.

Opening Session AI Risks and Responsibilities
Session 7 International AI Regulatory Approaches
Session 8 AI Governance: Convergence and Divergence
Session 9 Fireside Chat – On Deadline: Exploring the Big Stories in AI
Session 10 The Role of Standards in Shaping Responsible AI Policies & Practices
Session 11 Identifying & Mitigating AI Risks: NIST AI RMF & EU Conformity Assessments
Session 12 Workshop on AI Governance Processes and Tools

Day 3

Managing AI From a Legal Perspective | AI in Legal Practice

Day three focuses on how lawyers are adopting AI in their practice, challenges posed by AI-generated content and inventions, and AI-related skills lawyers should know to help them work more effectively.

Opening Session Fireside Chat – A Look Under the Hood of OpenAI

Managing AI From a Legal Perspective

Session 13 Liability and Accountability
Session 14 Intellectual Property & AI
Session 15 What Does AI Mean for Legal Teams?
Session 16 Contract and Litigation Skills
Session 17 Lawyers’ Roles in Product and Service Development
Session 18 Fireside Chat: A Glimpse into the Future
Program agenda and speakers subject to change without notice. 

In-Person seats for the 2023 program SOLD OUT!

General Tuition

All In Person Tuition Categories Include:

  • Access to all in-person presentations and panels
  • Q & A with speakers after each presentation and panel
  • Access to livestream of all presentations, panels, and Q&A
  • Reception at the conclusion of Day 1
  • CLE credit (except Non Attorney Rate)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Access to session recordings for up to one week after the program ends


Berkeley Law Alumni

Applies to Berkeley Law graduates and past participants of paid Berkeley Law Exec Ed programs


Non-Attorney Rate

Does not include CLE


Non-profit / Government / University Employee Rate


Junior Attorney Rate

Applies to lawyers practicing for six years or less




Livestream Tuition Rate

Livestream Observer (registration closed at 5:00 pm Pacific Time on Monday, October 9th)

  • Access to livestream of all sessions
  • Access to livestream of Q & A between in-person attendees and speakers after each presentation and panel (Not able to ask questions)
  • Access to session recordings for up to one week after the program ends
  • Earn CLE credit


Group Discount

  • A group discount is available for organizations that register three or more individuals for in-person attendance.
  • Cannot combine discounts.

Please email us at [email protected] for more information.


If you are interested in financing this course, Sallie Mae provides competitive education loan programs for credit qualified borrowers.  For more information and to apply, visit the Sallie Mae website. If you decide to pursue such financing, please submit your application to Sallie Mae first and then contact us at [email protected]. We will provide additional instructions on completing your registration.

Certificates & MCLE

Certificate Type

Certificate of Completion

Participants will earn a Certificate of Completion from Berkeley Law Executive Education.



This program has been approved for up to 19.5 hours of MCLE credit, including one hour of legal ethics credit, by the State Bar of California. Attorneys from other states will need to contact their local bar to verify their own certification requirements.

2023 Speakers

Headshot of Pablo Arredondo

Pablo Arredondo

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Casetext

Headshot of Luca Belli

Luca Belli

AI Fellow at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Headshot of Jeffrey Bleich

Jeffrey Bleich

Chief Legal & Policy Officer at Cruise

Headshot of Che Chang

Che Chang

General Counsel at OpenAI

Headshot of Wei Chen

Wei Chen

General Counsel of Infoblox; Founder of The Atticus Project

Headshot of Colleen Chien

Colleen Chien

Professor at Berkeley Law

Headshot of Johan Cho

Johan Cho

Senior Corporate Counsel | Azure AI Engineering at Microsoft

Headshot of Victor Cho

Victor Cho

CEO at Emovid

Headshot of Ajeya Cotra

Ajeya Cotra

Senior Program Officer at Open Philanthropy Project

Headshot of William Cutler

William Cutler

Head of Tech Policy and Deputy to UK Tech Envoy at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Headshot of Lake Dai

Lake Dai

Adjunct Professor, Applied AI at CMU and Founder & Managing Partner at Sancus Ventures

Headshot of Jennifer Dumas

Jennifer Dumas

General Counsel at Allen Institute for AI (AI2)

Headshot of Hany Farid

Hany Farid

Professor at UC Berkeley

Headshot of William Gamble

William Gamble

Associate General Counsel – Federal at Scale AI

Headshot of Beth George

Beth George

Partner at Freshfields

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Johan Gerber

Executive Vice President Security & Cyber Innovation at MasterCard

Headshot of Linda Gerull

Linda Gerull

City CIO | Executive Director, Department of Technology at City and County of San Francisco

Headshot of Joseph Gratz

Joseph Gratz

Partner at Morrison Foerster

Headshot of Dan	Guggenheim

Dan Guggenheim

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at Innovaccer

Headshot of Juha Heikkila

Juha Heikkila

Head of the Robotics and AI unit in the EU’s Dept for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNCT)

Headshot of Mike Isaac

Mike Isaac

Technology Reporter at The New York Times

Headshot of Sonia Katyal

Sonia Katyal

Professor of Law, Berkeley Law and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Headshot of Miriam Kim

Miriam Kim

Partner at Munger Tolles & Olson and Fellow at Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Headshot of Jeff Klugman

Jeff Klugman

Portfolio Director – Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning at Defense Innovation Unit

Headshot of Paul Lanois

Paul Lanois

Director at Fieldfisher

Headshot of Irene Liu

Irene Liu

Executive in Residence at Berkeley Law Executive Education and Founder of Hypergrowth GC

Headshot of Ilona Logvinova

Ilona Logvinova

Associate General Counsel at McKinsey Digital and Head of Innovation for McKinsey Legal

Headshot of Jeanna Matthews

Jeanna Matthews

Professor at Clarkson University

Headshot of Rachel Metz

Rachel Metz

Reporter at Bloomberg News

Headshot of Gordon Moodie

Gordon Moodie

Chief Product Officer at Harvey

Headshot of Valérie Morignat

Valérie Morignat

Global Responsible AI Governance Leader at Accenture

Headshot of Shella Neba

Shella Neba

Member of Women Defining AI

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Brandie Nonnecke

Director of CITRIS Policy Lab & Leader of the Project on Artificial Intelligence, Platforms, and Society at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Headshot of Peter Norvig

Peter Norvig

Distinguished Education Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

Headshot of Ashley Pantuliano

Ashley Pantuliano

Associate General Counsel at OpenAI

Headshot of Laila Paszti

Laila Paszti

Partner and Kirkland & Ellis

Headshot of Tina Park

Tina Park

Head of Inclusive Research & Design at Partnership on AI

Headshot of Libby Hadzima Perkins

Libby Hadzima Perkins

General Counsel at SignalFire

Headshot of Jonathan Porat

Jonathan Porat

Chief Technology Officer at the State of California

Headshot of Gabriel Ravel

Gabriel Ravel

Deputy Secretary and General Counsel at California Government Operations Agency

Headshot of Kevin Roose

Kevin Roose

Technology columnist for The New York Times and a co-host of the Times tech podcast, “Hard Fork.”

Headshot of Volha Samasiuk

Volha Samasiuk

Director, Senior Privacy & Data Use Counsel at Autodesk

Headshot of Stacey Schesser

Stacey Schesser

Supervising Deputy Attorney General at California Department of Justice

Headshot of Ariana Shaffer

Ariana Shaffer

Founding Attorney at Tome

Headshot of Var Shankar

Var Shankar

Director of Policy at Responsible AI Institute

Headshot of Karen Silverman

Karen Silverman

CEO and Founder at The Cantellus Group

Headshot of Jake Snow

Jake Snow

Senior Staff Attorney at ACLU of Northern California

Headshot of Joanna Smolinska

Joanna Smolinska

Counselor for Digital and Deputy Head of the EU Office in San Francisco

Headshot of Wayne Stacy

Wayne Stacy

Executive Director, Berkeley Center For Law & Technology

Headshot of Dirk Staudenmayer

Dirk Staudenmayer

Head of Contract Law Unit, DG JUST, European Commission

Headshot of Adam Sterling

Adam Sterling

Assistant Dean at Berkeley Law

Headshot of Janel Thamkul

Janel Thamkul

Deputy General Counsel at Anthropic

Headshot of Peter Tsapatsaris

Peter Tsapatsaris

Senior Product Counsel for AI Products at Salesforce

Headshot of Duane Valz

Duane Valz

Former VP & General Counsel at insitro

Headshot of Nikki Vo

Nikki Vo

AGC & Director at Meta

Headshot of David Wang

David Wang

Chief Innovation Officer at Wilson Sonsini

Headshot of Pauline Yang

Pauline Yang

Partner at Altimeter Capital

Headshot of Chris Young

Chris Young

General Counsel at Ironclad

Headshot of Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia

CTO & Cofounder at Databricks

Headshot of Jon Zieger

Jon Zieger

Co-Founder and Executive Director at Responsible Innovation Labs

Program Partners

Program Sponsorships

Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in sponsoring the AI Institute.


For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact us at [email protected]. Please attempt to make your service request with as much advance notice as possible.

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