Programs

The CBL Scholars Program

At the UC Hastings’ Center for Business Law (CBL), we believe that it is incumbent on each of us to do redouble our efforts to meaningfully address the lack of equity and equality in America. While today’s business lawyer sits at the nexus of the most critical issues facing modern enterprises, the diversity and opportunity gap in this practice is glaring.
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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 Hastings Center for Business Law 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 Hastings Center for Business Law 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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