About Us

Established in the 150th anniversary year of the University of California, Berkeley, the Berkeley Law Society connects Berkeley law community with international practitioners including scholars, lawyers, NGO’s, investors, VCs, Law and Consulting Firm or international organizations.

The purpose of Berkeley Law Society is to perpetuate the unique voice of Berkeley around the world, and in particular to provide a platform for legal reflection with a strong commitment to innovative action.

BLS ideates, incubates and inspires through its network of events and opportunities. The initiatives within the current BLS ecosystem includes:

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i) The subject based Cohorts: Platforms to discuss and solve legal issues based on sectoral approach with a global footprint.

ii) An Innovation space where niche, nascent, and cutting edge ideas are exploited by stakeholders determined to disrupt future markets.

iii) Perspectives

The Berkeley Law Society is a unique legal community with an unmatched global footprint of highly acclaimed legal professionals and next generation leaders. Perspectives serves as avenue of thought and expression to these changemakers.


Practice groups to discuss legal issues and taking actions based on current major areas of law.


Ecosystem where startups, investors, scholars, advisors and lawyers meet each other.


Unique platform to publish articles, interviews or discussions involving worldwide acknowledged practitioners.

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Interactive map presenting BLS members by country and area of practice.

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Berkeley Law Society (“BLS”) is a nonprofit, educational network of legal professionals who received all or part of their legal education at the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley). BLS is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the UC Berkeley and/or Berkeley School of Law or any of their affiliates and employees. Unless expressly mentioned by the BLS, nothing in the BLS’s website, social media applications or activities shall be interpreted as declaring the affiliation with, partnership with, endorsement by, or sponsorship by the UC Berkeley and/or Berkeley School of Law or any of their affiliates and employees. The use and/or reproduction of the name of the BLS, its logos and/or any material shared by the BLS or contained on its website is not permitted without the prior written consent of the BLS.