Summer Courses

Professional Development for Practicing Attorneys

Due to the global health crisis, Berkeley Law’s 2020 Summer Courses will move to online instruction. Please see the expanded list of course offerings below.

Berkeley Law offers lawyers the opportunity to enroll in single courses in the areas of business law, law and technology, or a package of courses culminating in a certificate. These courses and certificates will be offered online through Berkeley Law’s Executive Education program from mid-May through mid-August.

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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 2020 – now expanded!

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Executive summer course participants attend classes along with students in the LL.M. professional track and are taught by Berkeley Law faculty.* Each quarter is three weeks in length. Please see below for dates and times. Course descriptions are linked to course titles.

*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 online only during summer 2020. Please note this list is subject to change.

Quarter Course Dates Meeting Day/Time Faculty Units
Q1 Trademark Law
and Branding
May 19 – June 5
(no class on May 25)
Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Sonia Katyal 3
Q1 Corporate Finance May 19 – June 5
(no class on May 25)
Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Reza Dibadj 3
Q1 Torts May 19 – June 5
(no class on May 25)
Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Daniel Farber 3
Q1 Transactional Drafting (this class is now full) May 19 – June 5 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
Charles Reichmann 1
Q1 Wine Law May 19 – June 5 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
Richard Mendelson 1
Q1 Venture Capital
in Practice
May 19 – June 5 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
Scott James &
Adam Sterling
1
Q2 Evidence June 10 – June 26 Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Sean Farhang 3
Q2 Mergers & Acquisitions June 10 – June 26 Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Reza Dibadj 3
Q2 Contracts June 10 – June 26 Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Abbye Atkinson 3
Q2 Information Privacy Law June 10 – June 26 Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Paul Schwartz 3
Q2 International Arbitration June 10 – June 26 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
Neil Popovic 1
Q2 Adv IT Contracts:
Drafting & Negotiating (this class is now full)
June 10 – June 26 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
David Tollen 1
Q2 Blockchain for Lawyers* June 10 – June 26 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
Brian Israel 1
Q2 Regulating Banking
and FinTech
June 10 – June 26 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
Paul Clark 1
Q3 Legal Ethics in the
Practice of Law
June 30 – July 17
(no class on July 3)
Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Bruce Budner 3
Q3 Intellectual Property Law June 30 – July 17
(no class on July 3)
Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Shyam Balganesh 3
Q3 Constitutional Law June 30 – July 17
(no class on July 3)
Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Kristen Holmquist 3
Q3 Antitrust Law June 30 – July 17
(no class on July 3)
Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Talha Syed 3
Q3 Copyright Law June 30 – July 17
(no class on July 3)
Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Ben Depoorter 3
Q3-Q4 Business Associations June 30 – July 17
(no class on July 3);
July 22 – August 7 Note: this course spans Q3 & Q4.
Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Stavros Gadinis 3
Q3 Anti-Corruption Compliance June 30 – July 17 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
Hana Ivanhoe 1
Q3 Entertainment Law June 30 – July 17 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
Rafael Gomez-Cabrera 1
Q4 Patent Law July 22 – August 7 Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Robert Merges 3
Q4 Civil Procedure July 22 – August 7 Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Andrew Bradt 3
Q4 Securities Regulation July 22 – August 7 Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Robert Thompson 3
Q4 International Business Transactions July 22 – August 7 Monday-Friday
7am-10am PDT
Katerina Linos 3
Q4 Cybersecurity July 22 – August 7 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
Jim Dempsey 1
Q4 International Business Negotiations July 22 – August 7 Tuesdays & Thursdays
4pm-6:30pm PDT
Jim Dempsey 1

 

Business Law
Law & Technology

*Blockchain for Lawyers can count toward either a Business Law or a Law & Technology certificate.

Tuition

Tuition is based upon the total number of units taken. Add up the number of units associated with your desired schedule and use the chart below to calculate your total tuition.

Units Price
1st + $2,000
2nd + $1,500
3rd + $1,000
4th + $1,000
5th + $1,000
6th + $1,000
7th + $1,000
8th + $1,000
9th + $1,000
Etc. Etc.

For Example:

Total number of units Total Tuition
3 $4,500 ($2K + $1.5K + $1K = $4.5K)
5 $6,500 ($2K + $1.5K + $1K + $1K + $1K= $6.5K)

All prices are in US Dollars.


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