The CBL Scholars Program

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, economic, social, or physical backgrounds– including, but not limited to, those students enrolled in UC Law SF’s Legal Education Opportunity Program.
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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 Independent Director Initiative

The UC Center for Business Law San Francisco is proud to be an Academic Partner for the new Independent Director Initiative, a two-day program designed to train, and help place, individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in venture capital, to serve as independent directors on the boards of venture backed private companies. The inaugural cohort of the Independent Director Initiative will be hosted in Berkeley,
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Startup Litigation Digest

Issue 1 – Summer 2023

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,
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