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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 gain an overview of the growing body of law, an in-depth theoretical understanding of the key issues within the field of law and digital technologies, as well as practical skills to thrive in this ever-growing interdisciplinary, global environment.

Programme overview

The Advanced Studies programme in Law and Digital Technologies aims to explore diverse expertise in the law and governance of the internet and digital technologies. Coursework focuses on regulatory theory (internet governance and techno-regulation) and national, European and international law (hard law, soft law and case law), but also on exploring broader ethical, societal challenges of digital technologies and gaining insight into the technology. The programme is completed with the writing a final thesis.

More information about the programme structure.

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Teaching methods

The teaching takes place in interactive, 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.

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."

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. 

You will also receive several study/career workshops as an important part of your study programme. We also offer alumni advice and guidance via an alumni career café and the opportunity to access the Career Advisor of the Law School.

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