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Advanced Master Law and Digital Technologies - Leiden University

Law and Digital Technologies (Advanced LL.M.)

Why study Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University?

The programme is taught within the Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw) and takes a multidisciplinary, European and international approach to current legal challenges posed by digital technologies.

Professor Simone van der Hof

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10 reasons why you should study Law and Digital Technologies in Leiden

As a student of the Law and Digital Technologies Advanced Studies programme, you will benefit from:

  1. Multidisciplinary learning: You will develop expertise on the law and governance of digital technologies, by analysing the national, European and international legislation (hard law, soft law, case law) as well as by exploring broader ethical, societal challenges of digital technologies. In your studies, you will combine general regulatory theory (internet governance and techno-regulation) as well as national, European and international law (hard law, soft law and case law), and combine these with elements from the philosophy of technology and computer science.
  2. Excellent reputation: Leiden Law School has developed its reputation for excellence by combining a high level of academic teaching with acclaimed and innovative research. This tradition of quality attracts prestigious professors and professionals, who teach in a challenging and supportive atmosphere.
  3. International environment: In addition to the international focus of the curriculum, the unique mix of faculty and students from different continents makes our programme a truly international  experience.
  4. Professional skills: Each course is designed for you to acquire required professional skills (i.e. course assignments in form of group work, debates, spectrum allocation auction, privacy impact assessments, etc.). The program also organises a series of workshops – TechTrends Workshops – for you to learn about the latest trends in the industry. Moreover, additional skills workshops (e.g. a coding workshop) can be organized for students to experience what is involved in technology programming. 
  5. Extensive networking: You will build a strong professional network through interaction with your fellow students, who are often practicing lawyers coming from all over the world. You will also build your network during various activities organised by the program. Such activities include a trip to Brussels for Computer Privacy & Data Protection Conference (CPDP) and other study trips.  
  6. Study trips: The program organises study trips in high-tech companies, law firms, and/or government institutions. In previous years, such study trips included trips to Bits of Freedom, T-Mobile, the European Court of Justice, Considerati, etc. 
  7. Additional specialisation opportunities: You can choose to take one course from one of the other Master of Laws Advanced Studies programmes at Leiden Law School in addition to the core curriculum.
  8. Supportive student groups: You will have the opportunity to participate in tutor groups, guided by one of our staff members.
  9. Beautiful, convenient location: The Law School is housed in two beautifully restored historic buildings in the old centre of Leiden. We also have teaching and research facilities close to international legal institutions in The Hague. 
  10. Superior research resources: As a student, you will have access to the excellent library of Leiden Law School, as well as the library of the nearby Peace Palace (The Hague), which houses one of the world’s largest legal collections.

Studying at Leiden Law School

Leiden Law School offers challenging, top quality education with many opportunities for talent to flourish. The law school is internationally orientated and has many contacts with universities, political bodies and the professional field. Our teaching staff combine a solid academic basis with current knowledge in the professional field. As a result the study programmes offered are versatile, topical and socially relevant. With our additional location in The Hague we are in close proximity to the political and international organisations that operate in the areas of law, justice and policy-making.

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.

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