Geneva, Switzerland

Digital Law

online course
when 21 June 2021 - 2 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee CHF 1600

Study Digital Law Online!

Topics that will be covered include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, big data, digital privacy and online surveillance, free speech, consumer protection, legal issues of social media, Internet and telecom infrastructure, data protection, intellectual property, antitrust, and much more...

This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the framework of a Digital law clinic and to discuss cutting edge Digital law and policy issues with academics (including researchers participating in the Digital Law Research Colloquium), practitioners, representatives of global policy makers, international organizations and leading institutions, including the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP).

In the previous years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020), the Digital Law Summer School (formerly Internet Law Summer School) gathered a group of highly talented participants from very diverse backgrounds and countries, including Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, the Netherlands, the UK, the US and Ukraine.

The summer school includes an exciting programme and affords the fantastic opportunity to build a global network of new friends as well as of Digital law and policy experts.

We look forward to welcoming a new batch of participants in 2021!

Course leader

Professor Jacques de Werra
Course Director
Faculty of Law
University of Geneva

Dr. Yaniv Benhamou
Executive Director
Faculty of Law
University of Geneva

Course aim

This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the framework of an Internet law clinic and to discuss cutting edge Internet law and policy issues with academics (including researchers participating in the Geneva Internet L@w Research Colloquium), practitioners, representatives of global policy makers, international organizations and leading institutions, including the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP).

Credits info

6 EC
The equivalence of 6 ECTS credits can be obtained (to be validated by the home university) upon submission of a paper.

Students of the summer school will receive a certificate for completing the summer school if they meet the compulsory attendance requirements. Please note that this is not an official University of Geneva transcript, as Geneva Summer Schools courses are not accredited University of Geneva courses. It is the students’ responsibility to validate their course for credit at their home university before commencing the summer school, as specified in our Regulations.

Fee info

CHF 1600: Final Deadline 15 April 2018: CHF 1600

Tuition fees do not include travel or accommodation.
CHF 1100: Early Bird Fee (Feb 15,2021)