Executive Summer Coursesand Certificates

Professional Development for Practicing Attorneys

Berkeley Law offers lawyers the opportunity to enroll in single courses in the areas of business law, technology, international and comparative law, and bar subjects, or a package of courses culminating in a certificate. Courses are three weeks in length and run from mid-May through mid-August.

Due to the continuing pandemic, all courses will be offered online during Summer 2021. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 Executive Summer Courses. To be notified when the application process opens for summer 2022, please add yourself to our Notify Me list. 

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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 2021

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 Executive Summer Courses. To be notified when the application process opens for summer 2022, please add yourself to our Notify Me list.

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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 are available online during summer 2021. Please note this list is subject to change.

 Quarter Courses Dates Meeting Day / Time Faculty Units
Quarter 1
Q1 Trademark Law and Branding May 25-June 9
(no class May 31)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Sonia Katyal 3
Q1 Securities Regulation May 25-June 9
(no class May 31)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Stavros Gadinis 3
Q1 Torts May 25-June 9
(no class May 31)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Daniel Farber 3
Q1 International Business Transactions May 25-June 9
(no class May 31)
Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Katerina Linos 3
Q1 Venture Capital in Practice  May 25-June 8 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm Herbert Fockler 1
Q1 Blockchain for Lawyers* May 25-June 8 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm Olga Mack 1
Quarter 2
Q2 Fundamentals of U.S. Law June 14-June 28 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Jodi Collova 3
Q2 Evidence June 14-June 28 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Sean Farhang 3
Q2 Mergers & Acquisitions June 14-June 28 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Reza Dibadj 3
Q2 Contracts June 14-June 28 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Abbye Atkinson 3
Q2 Information Privacy Law (SOLD OUT) June 14-June 28 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Paul M. Schwartz 3
Q2 Video Game Law June 15-June 24 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm Todd Smithline 1
Q2 Regulating Banking & FinTech June 14-June 24 Monday-Friday, 2pm-3:30pm Paul Clark 1
Q2 Adv IT Contracts: Drafting & Negotiating (SOLD OUT) June 15-June 24 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm David Tollen 1
Q2 Wine Law June 18 & June 19 Friday, June 18, 2pm-6:10pm
Saturday, June 19, 9am-6:10pm
Richard Mendelson 1
Quarter 3
Q3 Business Associations July 1-July 16 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Adam Badawi 3
Q3 Copyright Law July 1-July 16 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Ben Depoorter 3
Q3 Intellectual Property Law July 1-July 16 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Peter S. Menell 3
Q3 Remedies July 1-July 16 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Kristen Holmquist 3
Q3 Antitrust Law July 1-July 16 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Talha Syed 3
Q3 Mergers & Acquisitions July 1-July 16 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Steven Davidoff-Solomon 3
Q3 Entertainment Law July 9 & July 10 Friday, July 9, 2pm-6:10pm;
Saturday, July 10, 9am-6:10pm
Rafael Gomez-Cabrera 1
Q3 Anti-Corruption Compliance July 9 & July 10 Friday, July 9, 2pm-6:10pm;
Saturday, July 10, 9am-6:10pm
Hana Ivanhoe 1
Q3 Understanding Financial Crises July 9 & July 10 Friday, July 9, 2pm-6:10pm;
Saturday, July 10, 9am-6:10pm
Frank Partnoy 1
Quarter 4
Q4 Patent Law July 21-August 4 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Robert Merges 3
Q4 Civil Procedure July 21-August 5 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Andrew Bradt 3
Q4 Corporate Finance July 21-August 5 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Reza Dibadj 3
Q4 Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law July 21-August 5 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Bruce Budner 3
Q4 Regulated Digital Industries July 21-August 4 Monday-Friday, 9am-12:40pm Tejas Narechania 3
Q4 Cybersecurity July 22-August 3 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2pm-5:15pm Jim Dempsey 1

 Business Law
 Law & Technology

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

Tuition

Tuition for summer 2022 will be announced at a later date. Please add yourself to our Notify Me list to learn when we announce the course list, set tuition, and start accepting applications.

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