Meet Our Partners

BBLJ is grateful for the support of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy and our faculty advisers. They  provide informational, logistical, and financial support which empowers BBLJ to create opportunities for Berkeley Law's business-minded students.

Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) is Berkeley Law’s hub for rigorous,   relevant, empirically based research and education on the interrelationships of law, business, and the economy. BCLBE informs students, policymakers and the public of the implications of this innovative work to promote positive outcomes on business operations, economic growth, and market efficiency. BCLBE’s interdisciplinary approach to basic research, timely policy research, curriculum innovation, and public education empowers current and future leaders in business, law and policy to tackle the most pressing problems of today and tomorrow.

Faculty Advisers

 

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Adam Sterling is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. Before attending law school, Sterling achieved eye-popping results as director of the Genocide Intervention Network’s Sudan Divestment Task Force. He developed a comprehensive policy that was adopted by the U.S. federal government, 23 states, and more than 60 universities and colleges while coordinating budget management, lobbying, and fundraising.

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Professor Robert Bartlett joined the Berkeley Law faculty in the fall of 2009 from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he had taught since 2005. Bartlett's primary research interests focus on the intersection of finance and business law, and he teaches in the areas of securities regulation, corporate finance, and contracts. Bartlett also serves as a member of the faculty board of the Berkeley Center on Law, Business and the Economy and is an editor of Berkeley Law's VC Research Network. Prior to joining the academy, Bartlett worked as a corporate associate in the Menlo Park, California, and Waltham, Massachusetts offices of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, where he served as general outside counsel to a number of start-up companies and private equity/venture capital funds. Bartlett has also served as an advisory board member to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Model Document Working Group, a consortium of lawyers responsible for drafting and maintaining the NVCA's model documents for venture capital financing transactions.