The CBL Scholars Program

Congratulations to the new cohort of CBL Scholars Joanna Chen, Veronica Louise Mendoza and Malik Jefferson!
Check out this article about our fourth cohort of CBL Scholars:
The CBL Scholars Program is a merit award created to develop a new generation of future leaders in business law. The Program provides financial assistance and hands-on academic and professional mentorship to students entering the business law community from disadvantaged educational,
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Online Courses

“Crypto for Lawyers: Legal Ethics & Regulatory Developments” is a new free (self-paced) online course consisting of video lectures and recorded interviews developed by the UC Center for Business Law SF.
Professor Abe Cable discusses legal ethics issues involving crypto, including a Q&A with Kenneth Herzinger & Erin Zatlin from law firm Paul Hastings.
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CBL Roundtable on Financial Policy & Regulation

The CBL Roundtable is an invite-only program that seeks to assemble diverse perspectives from regulators, operators, and investors to expressly identify friction points and, more importantly, pragmatic solutions for everyone involved in the ecosystem.
The goal of the CBL Roundtable is to promote dialogue and thought-leadership around the evolving regulatory frameworks for new financial products and services.
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The Unicorn Initiative

The Unicorn Initiative is a joint research project between the UC Center for Business Law San Francisco and The Brattle Group.

There is no shortage of unicorn lists, but these tallies leave a key question unanswered for policy makers: what are the outcomes? How and when are unicorns exiting?  What is the nature and frequency of unicorn litigation? 
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The VC-Backed Board Academy (VCBA)

The VC-Backed Board Academy (VCBA) is a new one-day executive education program designed for venture-backed private company directors.
The program focuses on the unique corporate governance challenges faced by startup boards, including some of the following topics:

Fiduciary Duties and Conflict of Interests in VC-Backed Companies.
Financing Dynamics: The Evolving VC Funding Landscape.
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Startup Litigation Digest

The Startup Litigation Digest attempts to shed light on the opaque world of private company litigation. Though startups may not face as many lawsuits as their public company counterparts, litigation by private parties and regulators is still a key feature of the regulatory environment in which startups operate. In fact, we suspect that both regulators and private litigants will increasingly focus on private markets given their explosive growth in recent years. Yet,
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