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Introduction

The Executive Summer Courses Program at Berkeley Law is designed for practicing attorneys who want to delve into new subject areas, deepen their knowledge of specific topics that pertain to their practice, and advance their careers. Lawyers can enroll in single courses in the areas of business law and law and technology, or a package of courses culminating in a certificate. These courses and certificates are offered in-person on Berkeley Law’s campus from mid-May through early-August.

Location & Start Date

In-Person

On Campus

Classes run:

Mid-May to Early August 2022

Eligibility Requirements

  • LL.M. degree, J.D. degree, and/or a minimum three years of professional experience in law-related or relevant field
  • English language fluency as evidenced by a TOEFL score of 100 or higher, or a successful phone interview with a member of the admissions committee (waived for Berkeley Law alumni)

Courses Offered | Summer 2022

Executive summer course participants attend classes along with students in the LL.M. executive track and are taught by Berkeley Law faculty.* Participants who complete at least three Executive Summer Courses in one of two subject areas are eligible for a Certificate of Completion. The series of courses must be completed within three consecutive summers.

*Executive course participants attend on a non-degree basis (not matriculated). They do not earn academic credit, take a final exam, receive a grade or an official UC Berkeley transcript.

The following courses will be offered in-person, at UC Berkeley Law, as well as online via Zoom recordings, during the summer of 2022, with the exception of Blockchain for Lawyers and Intellectual Property Law (see details below). Course titles are linked to detailed course descriptions. Each quarter is three weeks in length.

This list is subject to change.

Courses Offered in Q1

Courses Dates Meeting Day / Time Certificate Eligibility Faculty Units
Regulated Digital Industries May 17 – June 3
(no class May 30)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Law and Technology Tejas Narechania 3
Securities Regulation May 17 – June 3
(no class May 30)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Stavros Gadinis 3
Torts May 17 – June 3
(no class May 30)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT None Daniel Farber 3
International Business Transactions May 17 – June 3
(no class May 30)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Katerina Linos 3
Venture Capital in Practice May 17 – May 31 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm PDT Business Law Herbert Fockler 1
Blockchain for Lawyers* May 17 – May 31 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm PDT Law and Technology or Business Law Olga Mack 1
Cybersecurity: Present & Future (Q1 + Q2) May 17 – June 16 Tuesday & Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm PDT Law and Technology Chris Hoofnagle 2

*Blockchain for Lawyers can count toward either a Business Law or a Law & Technology certificate. Please also note that Blockchain for Lawyers will meet in-person for the first session on May 17th only. All remaining class sessions will be conducted online via Zoom. Executive Summer Course students may participate in this entire course online, either via the live Zoom sessions or by watching the class recordings.

Courses Offered in Q2

Courses Dates Meeting Day / Time Certificate Eligibility Faculty Units
Mergers & Acquisitions June 7 – June 24
(no class June 20)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:00pm PDT Business Law Reza Dibadj 3
Contracts June 7 – June 24
(no class June 20)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:00pm PDT Business Law Abbye Atkinson 3
Information Privacy Law June 7 – June 24
(no class June 20)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:00pm PDT Law and Technology Paul M. Schwartz 3
Regulating Banking & FinTech June 7 – June 24 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm PDT Business Law Paul Clark 1
Adv IT Contracts: Drafting & Negotiating June 7 – June 16 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm PDT Law and Technology David Tollen 1
Wine Law June 14 – June 23 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm PDT Law and Technology John Trinidad 1

Courses Offered in Q3

Courses Dates Meeting Day / Time Certificate Eligibility Faculty Units
Trademark Law and Branding June 28 – July 15
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Law and Technology John Crittenden and Angela Dunning 3
Business Associations June 28 – July 15
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Shawn Bayern 3
Intellectual Property Law** June 28 – July 15
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Law and Technology Peter S. Menell 3
Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law June 28 – July 15
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT None Lois Schwartz 3
Antitrust Law June 28 – July 15
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Talha Syed 3
Mergers & Acquisitions June 28 – July 15
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Afra Afsharipour 3
Music Law June 28 – July 7 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm PDT Law and Technology Daniel Schacht 1
Anti-Corruption Compliance July 8 and 9 Friday, July 8, 2pm-6:10pm PDT
Saturday, July 9, 9am-6:10pm PDT
Business Law Hana Ivanhoe 1

**Intellectual Property Law will only be conducted online via Zoom. Executive Summer Course students may participate in this entire course online, either via the live Zoom sessions or by watching the class recordings.

Courses Offered in Q4

Courses Dates Meeting Day / Time Certificate Eligibility Faculty Units
Patent Law July 22 – Aug 9 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Law and Technology Robert Merges 3
Civil Procedure July 22 – Aug 9 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT None Andrew Bradt 3
Corporate Finance July 22 – Aug 9 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Reza Dibadj 3
Remedies July 22 – Aug 9 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT None Kristen Holmquist 3
Copyright Law July 22 – Aug 9 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Law and Technology Ben Depoorter 3
Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals July 26 – Aug 4 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm PDT Law and Technology Jim Dempsey 1

Tuition & Discounts

General Tuition

All prices are in US dollars

See tables below

Berkeley Law Alumni Discount*

Applies to past participants of paid Berkeley Law Executive Education courses.

Save 15%

Multi-Course Discount*

Applies to those registering in three or more executive courses during the summer semester.

Save 10%

*Discounts cannot be combined.

2022 In-Person Tuition

Units Price for Each Unit Total
1st $3,000 $3,000
2nd $2,200 $5,200
3rd $1,500 $6,700
4th $1,500 $8,200
5th $1,500 $9,700
Etc

2022 Online Tuition

Units Price for Each Unit Total
1st $2,500 $2,500
2nd $1,500 $4,000
3rd $1,000 $5,000
4th $1,000 $6,000
5th $1,000 $7,000
Etc

Certificates

Certificate Type

Business Law

Executive course participants can earn a Berkeley Law Executive Education Certificate by completing at least three courses in the area of Business Law. For example, the following courses would quality for this Certificate of Completion:

  • Securities Regulation
  • Contracts
  • Business Associations

Certificate Type

Law & Technology

Executive course participants can earn a Berkeley Law Executive Education Certificate by completing at least three courses in the area of Law & Technology. For example, the following courses would quality for this Certificate of Completion:

  • Regulated Digital Industries
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Music Law

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