Summer Courses

Professional Development for Practicing Attorneys

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 are offered through Berkeley Law’s Executive Education program from mid-May through mid-August.

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 2019

Executive summer course participants attend classes along with students in the LL.M. professional track and are taught by Berkeley Law faculty.* Courses vary from one week to 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.

Course Dates Meeting Day / Time Faculty Units
Negotiations (class full) May 17 – 18 2:00pm-6:10pm on F & 9:00am-6:10pm on S Jessica Notini 1
Transactional Drafting (class full) May 17 – 18 2:00pm-6:10pm on F & 9:00am-6:10pm on S Nadine Stocklin 1
IP Law June 5 – 21 9-12 M-F Peter Menell 3
M&A (class full / waitlist available) June 5 – 21 9-12 M-F Steven Davidoff Solomon 3
VC in Practice June 7 – 8 2-6:10pm F and 9-6:10pm S Scott James and Adam Sterling 1
Antitrust June 25 – July 15 9-12 M-F Talha Syed 3
Information Privacy Law June 25 – July 15 9-12 M-F Paul Schwartz 3
Entertainment Law June 25 – June 28 2-5:30pm T-F Rafael Gomez-Cabrera 1
Blockchain for Lawyers* June 28- 29 June 28 from 2:00-6:10pm and June 29 from 9:00am-6:10pm Hilary Kivitz 1
Business Associations July 22 – Aug 7 9-12 M-F Stavros Gadinis 3
Cybersecurity July 22 – 26 2:00-4:30 M-F Jim Dempsey 1


Business Law
Law & Technology

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


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. Please see the courses page for more information about each class, including the associated number of units.

Units Price
1st + $3,000
2nd + $2,000
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 $6,000 ($3K + $2K + $1K = $6K)
5 $8,000 ($3K + $2K + $1K + $1K + $1K= $8K)

All prices are in US Dollars.