Summer Schools

Digital Law Summer School (formerly Internet Law Summer School)

Digital Law Summer School online

Study digital Law ONLINE !

Given the covid-19 crisis and the associated uncertainty, we rearranged the schedule, so that participants can follow the courses online (starting every day at noon in Geneva (UTC+2) in order to comply with different time zones).

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 and 2019), 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, Brazil, China, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Moldova, Pakistan, Russia, 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.

A video testimony of participants to the 2014 edition is available here!

We look forward to welcoming a new batch of participants online!

 

Course credits

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 the Geneva Summer Schools Regulations.

Please note: Changes to the draft program may be made at any time prior to the start of the course.

 

Faculty

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

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