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Advanced Master Law and Digital Technologies - Leiden University

Law and Digital Technologies (Advanced LL.M.)

About the programme

In this programme, you will acquire in-depth knowledge about legislation and governance regarding the internet, computers, mobile devices, persuasive technologies and ambient intelligence.

Jose La Riva

Alumnus, Privacy Officer Bussiness Group at Philips

Jose La Riva

"This master provided me with the academic and practical grounds required to face legal challenges in the fast developing world of digital technologies."

"The courses have been carefully designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary view on relevant topics such as privacy and internet regulation, with a perfect balance between academic knowledge and practical training. The whole experience is framed within a fully dynamic, international and multicultural environment. Career wise, the program opened the doors for me to new and exciting job opportunities in the European privacy and data protection field."

Programme overview

The Law and Digital Technologies Advanced Studies programme aims to cultivate diverse expertise on law and governance of the internet and digital technologies. Coursework will focus on regulatory theory (internet governance and techno-regulation) as well as national and international law (hard law, soft law and case law). You will take part in additional relevant projects, such as negotiating IT contracts and a cybercrime experiment. The programme is completed by writing a final thesis.

More information about the programme structure.

Educational methods

The teaching takes place in small, seminar style classes, which require your active participation. You will be taught by lecturers who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are experts in their field. In addition to their research and teaching career, many of them hold positions at prominent law firms such as NautaDutilh, Bird & Bird, Clifford Chance, Visser Schaap & Kreijger, and C-Legal, as well as companies such as KPN Telecom and Considerati.

Student support services

The programme coordinator will be your first point of contact before, during and after the programme. The coordinator can help you with all kinds of practical questions related to your programme and can refer you to someone else if necessary. 

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