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Welcome to the 7th Annual Berkeley Law AI Institute

Since 2018, the Berkeley Law AI Institute has been at the forefront of exploring the dynamic intersection of artificial intelligence, law, and business. Join us for our 7th annual conference, where experts and innovators will dive into the latest developments in AI technology, governance, legal practice innovations, risk mitigation, and regulatory frameworks, among other topics.

The 2024 Berkeley Law AI Institute features contributions by Ken Goldberg, AI and robotics expert and UC Berkeley Professor; FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, who will speak about the FCC’s role in AI regulation; and Dr. Juan M. Lavista Ferres, Chief Data Scientist of the AI for Good Lab at Microsoft.

By the end of this three-day conference, you’ll be able to provide more effective legal counsel on AI-related matters, make informed business decisions based on real-world developments in technology and policy, understand the ethical dilemmas that characterize AI adoption, evaluate risks associated with AI-powered products and services, and navigate the future of legal practice in the age of AI.

Location & Dates


On Campus



2024 Program Dates

September 25-27

Location: Berkeley, CA and Livestream

Who Should Participate

The Berkeley Law AI Institute is for all legal professionals and business leaders, including:

  • Law firm attorneys from associate to partner
  • In-house junior corporate attorneys to general counsel
  • Risk & compliance professionals
  • Product managers
  • Judges
  • Government and nonprofit professionals

No prior experience with, or knowledge of, AI is required!

Why Attend the Berkeley Law AI Institute

  • Gain a foundational understanding of AI’s rich history, key terminology, and technical capabilities and limitations, including large language models, neural networks, and generative AI
  • Explore the latest developments in ethical AI frameworks and national and global AI regulations, including the status of U.S. regulation, the EU AI Act, and other international AI governance initiatives
  • Investigate critical issues such as algorithmic bias, data privacy, AI transparency, and accountability in automated decision-making systems
  • Understand the implications of AI for legal teams and learn about lawyers’ roles in AI product development, from ensuring regulatory compliance to navigating the ethical considerations of deploying AI in various sectors
  • Earn MCLE credit (both in-person and livestream attendees) and a certificate of completion (in-person attendees only)

Program Structure

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

  • Programming for all three days begins at 9 a.m. PT and will conclude around 5:15 p.m. PT on Days 1 and 2. The final day will end around 4 p.m. PT
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided for in-person attendees on all three days
  • We will host a reception for all in-person participants at the conclusion of the first day

Agenda (Subject to Change)

Day 1

Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

Day one begins with a lecture on the state of AI with a leading faculty member at U.C. Berkeley’s engineering department. The day continues with an examination of the fundamentals of AI technology and governance with U.C. Berkeley faculty and a survey of the business and investing landscape for AI with leading venture capitalists. Following is a discussion on the most signficant risks and responsibilities of AI implementation with the executive director of the Center for AI Safety.

Session 1 State of AI with Professor Ken Goldberg
Session 2 Fundamentals of AI Technology
Session 3 Fundamentals of AI Governance
Session 4 Investing in AI
Session 5 AI Risks and Responsibilities
Session 6 Interactive Workshop

Day 2

Artificial Intelligence, the Law, and the Legal Practice

Day two begins with an overview of the most pressing topics related to AI law and policy and continues with a deep dive on leading legal, regulatory, and compliance issues. These sessions will be presented by U.C. Berkeley faculty and instructors, with contributions from leading regulators. The day will continue with case studies on how influential organizations, including Google, Cisco, and SoftBank, have addressed AI in their legal departments, as well as a conversation highlighting how law firms have used AI for practice innovations. Day two will conclude with a presentation on best practices for addressing, incorporating, and negotiating around AI in commercial contracts.

Session 7 AI Law and Policy Overview
Session 8 Deep Dive on Legal Issues
Session 9 Deep Dive on Regulatory and Compliance Issues
Session 10 Case Studies: How Google, Cisco, and SoftBank Have Prepared for AI
Session 11 Law Firms on Practice Innovation
Session 12 Best Practices on Commercial Contracts

Day 3

The Big Picture: Legislating, Regulating, and Incorporating AI

Day three begins with a talk by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Jessica Rosenworcel exploring how U.S. regulators are thinking about AI. The day will continue with a former chief legal officer and leading EU regulator “trading places” and discussing best practices for developing, regulating, and complying with AI policy. Following that, we will have live demonstrations of AI-related technology being developed by U.C. Berkeley’s labs. Day three will conclude with a conversation with the author of AI for Good and a prominent technology journalist’s take on the AI stories to follow in 2025.

Session 13 AI Transparency with FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel
Session 14 Trading Places: Chief Legal Officers and Regulators
Session 15 Show and Tell: What’s Coming Out of Berkeley’s Labs
Session 16 AI for Good with Dr. Juan M. Lavista Ferres
Session 17 AI Stories to Follow in 2025 with Kevin Roose

Speakers (partial list)

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Colleen Chien

Professor at Berkeley Law

Headshot of Gerard de Graaf

Gerard de Graaf

Senior Envoy for Digital to the U.S. and Head of EU Office in San Francisco, European Union

Headshot of Halimah DeLaine Prado

Halimah DeLaine Prado

General Counsel at Google

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Cathy Gao

Partner, Sapphire Ventures

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Katherine Gardner

Partner at Gunderson Dettmer

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Ken Goldberg

William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley

Headshot of Ritwik Gupta

Ritwik Gupta

AI and Policy Researcher at U.S. Department of Justice and Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

Headshot of Dan Hendrycks

Dan Hendrycks

Executive Director of the Center for AI Safety (

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Brendan Kelleher

Partner, Chief Compliance Officer & Head of Enterprise Risk at SoftBank Group International

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Juan M. Lavista Ferres

Corporate Vice President & Chief Data Scientist at Microsoft

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Irene Liu

CA Senate AI Advisor & Executive in Residence at Berkeley Law

Headshot of Mike Mikawa

Mike Mikawa

Trial Attorney at U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

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Karol Niewiadomski

Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers

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Jonathan Palmer

Corporate Vice President and General Counsel at Microsoft

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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

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Kevin Roose

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

Headshot of Jessica Rosenworcel

Jessica Rosenworcel

Chairwoman at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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Tessa Schwartz

Partner at Morrison Foerster

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Karen Silverman

CEO and Founder at The Cantellus Group

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Adam Sterling

Assistant Dean at Berkeley Law

Headshot of Leah Waterland

Leah Waterland

Associate General Counsel, Incubation, Data & AI Strategy at Cisco

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Benjamin Wiseman

Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Program agenda and speakers subject to change without notice. 

In-Person Tuition Rates

General Tuition

All In Person Tuition Categories Include:

  • Access to all in-person presentations and panels
  • Q & A with speakers after presentations and panels
  • Access to livestream of all presentations, panels, and Q&A
  • Breakfast and lunch all three days
  • 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
Group discounts are available. See below.


Early Registration Discount

Applies to general, alumni, and non-attorney rates

Available until 11:59pm PT on August 2, 2024

$3,000 Save 25%
Special in-person tuition rates are available for the following individuals:
  • Berkeley Law alumni and past participants of paid Berkeley Law Executive Education programs ($3,200)
  • Non-Attorneys – does not include CLE ($3,200)
  • Non-Profit/Government/University Employees ($2,200)
  • Junior Attorneys Practicing for Six Years or Less ($2,200)
  • Judges ($2,000)
– Please contact us at [email protected] for information on registering at one of these special tuition rates.
– Availability of these special rates is limited.

Livestream Tuition Rate

Livestream Observer

  • Access to livestream of all sessions
  • Opportunity to ask questions after presentations and panels
  • 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 at the general tuition rate.
  • 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 will be approved for approximately 16.5 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. The exact number will be announced once the agenda is finalized. Attorneys from other states will need to contact their local bar to verify their own certification requirements.

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