Summer Courses

Professional Development for Practicing Attorneys

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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 2020

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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.* 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.

The following courses will be offered during summer 2020. Please note this list is subject to change. 

Course Dates Meeting Day / Time Faculty Units
Negotiations  May 22-23, 2020 Friday 2pm-6:10pm
Saturday 9am-6:10pm
Jessica Notini 1
M&A May 19-June 5, 2020
(no class May 25)
Cathy Hwang 3
VC in Practice May 19-June 2, 2020 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm-4:30pm Herb Fockler 1
Contracts June 10-26, 2020 Monday-Friday 9am-noon Abbye Atkinson 3
Blockchain for Lawyers* June 23-26, 2020 Tuesday-Friday 2pm-5:15pm Brian Israel 1
Information Privacy Law June 10-26, 2020 Monday-Friday 9am-noon Paul Schwartz 3
VC in Practice June 12-13, 2020 Friday 2pm-6:10pm
Saturday 9am-6:10pm
Adam Sterling and Scott James 1
Entertainment Law July 10-11, 2020 Friday 2pm-6:10pm
Saturday 9am-6:10pm
Rafael Gomez Cabrera 1
Antitrust June 30-July 17, 2020
(no class July 3)
Talha Syed 3
IP Law June 30-July 17, 2020
(no class July 3)
Monday-Friday 9am-noon Shyam Balganesh 3
Business Associations July 22-August 7, 2020 Monday-Friday 9am-noon Stavros Gadinis 3
Transactional Drafting  July 24-25, 2020 Friday 2pm-6:10pm
Saturday 9am-6:10pm
Nadine Stocklin 1
Cybersecurity July 22-28, 2020 Monday-Friday
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.

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

For Example:

Total number of units Total Tuition
3 $6,500 ($3K + $2K + $1.5K = $6.5K)
5 $9,500 ($3K + $2K + $1.5K + $1.5K + $1.5K= $9.5K)

All prices are in US Dollars.