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Application is open for summer 2023!

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 2023

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 2023

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 during the summer of 2023, with the exception of Blockchain for Lawyers and International Business Negotiations, which will be offered online via Zoom (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
Trademark Law* May 16 – June 2
(no class May 29)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Law and Technology Sonia Katyal 3
Securities Regulation May 16 – June 2
(no class May 29)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Stavros Gadinis 3
Torts May 16 – June 2
(no class May 29)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT None Daniel Farber 3
International Business Transactions May 16 – June 2
(no class May 29)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Katerina Linos 3
Venture Capital in Practice May 16 – May 30 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm PDT Business Law Herbert Fockler 1
Blockchain for Lawyers** (online class) May 16 – May 30 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm PDT Law and Technology or Business Law Olga Mack 1
Cybersecurity: Present & Future (Q1 + Q2)* May 16 – June 15 Tuesday & Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm PDT Law and Technology Chris Hoofnagle 2

*Trademark Law and Cybersecurity: Present and Future will meet in-person but class meetings are recorded. Executive Summer Course students may participate in this entire course online by watching the class recordings.

**Blockchain for Lawyers can count toward either a Business Law or a Law & Technology certificate. Please also note that Blockchain for Lawyers class sessions will be conducted online via Zoom. Classes will not be recorded.

 

Courses Offered in Q2

Courses Dates Meeting Day / Time Certificate Eligibility Faculty Units
Evidence June 6 – June 23
(no class June 19)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:00pm PDT None Sean Farhang 3
Mergers & Acquisitions June 6 – June 23
(no class June 19)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:00pm PDT Business Law Reza Dibadj 3
Contracts June 6 – June 23
(no class June 19)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:00pm PDT Business Law Abbye Atkinson 3
Information Privacy Law June 6 – June 23
(no class June 19)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:00pm PDT Law and Technology Paul M. Schwartz 3
Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law June 6 – June 23
(no class June 19)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:00pm PDT None Bruce Budner 3
Wine Law June 6 – June 15
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm PDT Law and Technology John Trinidad 1
Regulating Banking & FinTech June 6 – June 20
(no class June 19)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30pm-8pm PDT Business Law Paul Clark 1
Business in Society June 6 – June 15
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm PDT Law and Technology Angeli Patel 1
Video Game Law June 6 – June 15
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm PDT Law and Technology Joseph Schenck 1

Courses Offered in Q3

Courses Dates Meeting Day / Time Certificate Eligibility Faculty Units
Business Associations June 27 – July 14
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Robert B Thompson 3
Regulated Digital Industries June 27 – July 14
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Law and Technology Tejas Narechania 3
Intellectual Property Law (online class)* June 27 – July 14
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Law and Technology Peter S. Menell 3
Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law June 27 – July 14
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT None Lois Schwartz 3
Antitrust Law June 27 – July 14
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Talha Syed 3
Mergers & Acquisitions June 27 – July 14
(no class July 4)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Afra Afsharipour 3
Writing to Persuade July 7 and 8 Friday, July 7, 2pm-6:10pm PDT
Saturday, July 8, 9am-6:10pm PDT
None Rose Goldberg 1
Anti-Corruption Compliance June 30 and July 1 Friday, June 30, 2pm-6:10pm PDT
Saturday, July 1, 9am-6:10pm PDT
Business Law John Yoo 1

*Intellectual Property Law class sessions will be conducted online via Zoom. Classes will not be recorded.

Courses Offered in Q4

Courses Dates Meeting Day / Time Certificate Eligibility Faculty Units
Patent Law July 21 – Aug 8 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Law and Technology Robert Merges 3
Civil Procedure* July 21 – Aug 8 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT None Andrew Bradt 3
Corporate Finance July 21 – Aug 8 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Business Law Reza Dibadj 3
Copyright Law July 21 – Aug 8 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PDT Law and Technology Ben Depoorter 3
International Business Negotiations (online class)** July 25 – Aug 3 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm PDT None Jay Finkelstein 1
Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals* July 25 – Aug 3 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm PDT Law and Technology Jim Dempsey 1

*Civil Procedure and Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals will meet in-person but class meetings are recorded. Executive Summer Course students may participate in this entire course online by watching the class recordings.

**International Business Negotiations will be conducted online via Zoom. Classes will not be recorded.

Tuition & Discounts

General Tuition

All prices are in US dollars

See table below

Early Registration Discount

Available until 11:59pm PT on March 7, 2023

See table below

Berkeley Law Alumni Discount*

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

Save 15%

UC Berkeley Employee Discount*

Applies to UC Berkeley Employees

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.

2023 Tuition

Units Price for Each Unit Total
1st $3,000 ($2,500 Early registration discount, which is valid until 11:59 pm PDT on March 7, 2023) $3,000
2nd $2,200 $5,200
3rd $1,500 $6,700
4th $1,500 $8,200
5th $1,500 $9,700
Etc Etc 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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