Location & Start Date
Content Access: Participants are provided with a ten-week recommended schedule but have access to the course content and platform for one year from the program start date.
Time Commitment: ~30 hours
Each module begins with a series of 15-20 minute structured videos delivered by the course creator and instructor, Wei Chen, using slides with visual presentations and sample contract clauses. Following the videos, students are asked to complete a self-graded quiz with approximately 15 questions. Most modules also include contract review or drafting exercises that allow you to apply what you’re learning to real-life challenges. Also included are interviews with industry experts who share their views on hot topics and the day-to-day life of a general counsel, a commercial contract attorney, and an intellectual property attorney.
This course is “asynchronous,” meaning that students can work at their own pace. We suggest participants set aside approximately 2-3 hours per week to complete the assigned material. While a syllabus is provided to guide the learning journey, students will have the flexibility to choose where to start based on their knowledge and experience.
Below is a list of the course modules. For an overview of the course pedagogy and a more detailed description of each module, please download the Commercial Contract Fundamentals syllabus
- Terms in a Contract
- Dispute Resolution
Term and Termination
- Termination (General)
- Termination for Convenience
- Expert interview: Auto-Renewal
Assignment, Sublicense & Subcontract | CIC & ROFR/ROFO/ROFN
Assignment, Sublicense & Subcontract
- Sublicense & Subcontract
- Change in Control
- Assignment by Operation of Law
Remedies, Indemnification & Limitation of Liability | Limitation of Liability Carveouts
Remedies, Indemnification & Limitation of Liability
- Remedies for Contract Breach
- Warranty & Indemnification
- Limitation of Liability
Limitation of Liability Carveouts
- Limitation of Liability Carveouts (fee, indemnification & IP infringement)
- Limitation of Liability Carveouts (confidentiality, data security and other)
- Expert interview: security and data protection as the most heavily negotiated clauses
Intellectual Property Clauses
- License; Licensor & Licensee
- Controlling Who are Licensor & Licensee
- Licenses (perpetual, irrevocable, exclusive, unlimited)
- IP Ownership & Source Code Escrow
- Expert interview: What do IP & Product attorneys do?
- Open Source 101
- Restrictive Covenants General; Exclusivity
- Non-Compete & No-Solicit of Customers
- Most Favored Nation; Covenant not to Sue
- No-Solicit of Employees & Non-Disparagement
Due Diligence 101
- Expert interview: M&A & Investment due diligence
- Disclosure Schedules
AI & Commercial Contracts
- AI & Commercial Contracts
- Measuring AI Accuracy
Ethics and Commercial Contracts
- Expert interview
Tuition & Discounts
UC Berkeley Alumni & Government, Nonprofit, and University Employees
Applies to past participants of paid Berkeley Law Executive Education courses.
MCLE credit not provided
Group Rates: 5 or more participants (30% discount); 10 or more participants (40% discount); 20 or more participants (50% discount). Note: Group rates are discounted off of the general tuition.
Note: If you qualify for one of the discounted or group rates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions to access your tuition category. Please note that we do not combine discounts.
Tuition will cover program access for the specified time period.
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@example.com. We will provide additional instructions on completing your registration.
Course Creator and Instructor
Wei Chen is the General Counsel of Infoblox, the leader in next-generation DNS management and security. She has over 20 years of legal experience advising businesses of all sizes on corporate governance, strategic transactions, compliance, commercial contracts, intellectual property, operations and legal innovations. Prior to joining Infoblox, Wei served as the SVP and Associate General Counsel, Strategic Transactions, at Salesforce, Inc. and the Assistant General Counsel at Sun Microsystems.
Wei founded The Atticus Project, a non-profit organization and the curator of CUAD, a high-quality, open-sourced, AI training dataset of legal contracts with 13,000+ annotations crowd-sourced under the supervision of experienced lawyers. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and a frequent lecturer on the topics of AI innovations in legal, including at various legal conferences hosted by TechGC and Transaction Advisors Institute, as well as law schools such as Berkeley, Columbia and Stanford. Wei started her legal career at Skadden Arps and then at Cooley. She is a sub-4-hour marathoner and an active volunteer in her community and local schools.
Certificates & MCLE
Certificate of Completion
Anyone who is interested in launching a career in commercial contract review, drafting, and negotiation, including:
- Contract review and e-discovery specialists
- In-house commercial attorneys or contract negotiators
- Law firm associates learning about how to conduct due diligence
Legal Tech product managers and leaders
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