Internet L@w Summer School 2018
For more information and to apply for the Geneva Internet Law Summer School 2018, please follow this link.
Study Internet Law in Geneva, where the World Wide Web was born!
Topics that will be covered include cybersecurity, digital privacy and online surveillance, free speech, consumer protection, legal issues of social media, dangers of cloud computing, 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 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).
In the previous years (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017), the Geneva Internet L@w 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 social programme, with excursions and social gatherings, and affords the fantastic opportunity to build a global network of new friends as well as of Internet law and policy experts.
A video testimony of participants to the 2014 edition is available here
Students of the summer school will receive a certificate for completing the summer school.
The equivalence of 6 ECTS credits can be obtained (to be validated by the home university) upon submission of a paper.
Please note: changes to the draft program may be made at any time prior to the start of the course.
Tuiton Fees and Deadline
Early Bird, February 15, 2018: 1,600 CHF
Final Deadline, April 15, 2018: 2,100 CHF
Faculty and Staff
Professor Jacques de Werra
Faculty of Law
University of Geneva
Dr. Yaniv Benhamou
Faculty of Law
University of Geneva
Submitted by Ana Andrijevic – Geneva, Switzerland - December 2017
Go for it!
In my case, the Internet Law Summer School has been a life changer considering where it led me today. I did not know much about Internet Law before starting the summer school but I had basic knowledge in cybersecurity or private international law. First of all, this summer school gave me an overview of topics such as digital privacy, online surveillance, free speech, intellectual property, cybersecurity etc., with some of the best speakers from all around the world. Our discussions during the classes and during the social events led me to another level of thinking in all these areas and helped me also to choose my PhD subject.
But most importantly, I met a lot of incredible people from all around the world (Brazil, the UK, the US, Georgia, India, Italy, to name a few) during the summer school and with whom I am still in touch. They are not only lawyers but also computer scientists or policy makers for instance.
I really recommend the Internet Law Summer School because it will not only give you the opportunity to meet extraordinary people but it will also extend your knowledge in different areas and will bring you more that you might expect. Therefore, if you are interested in any topic related to Internet Law or Internet policies, even if you are not a lawyer, my only advice would be: go for it!
Submitted by Usman Ahmed Khan - Karachi, Pakistan – December 2017
My name is Usman Ahmed Khan. I am currently working as a senior civil Judge in Karachi, Pakistan. I attended the summer school on Internet Law in 2016 and the course really helped me to gain deeper understanding of the governance of the cyber world. This course gave me an in-depth understanding of Internet Law.
I have found the things I learned throughout the course constantly coming up in a workplace setting. This course also equipped me with the ability to explore and understand the issues of the cyber world from an international perspective.
Submitted by Vanya Rakesh, India - December 2017
Participating in the Geneva summer school on internet laws was an invaluable experience. Discussing and studying about key issues encompassing the field with students from across the globe and experts from organisations like WIPO, ITU, ICRC, etc. Paved way for me in this domain and helped me evolve as a technology and internet laws enthusiast. I could take back home fond memories and a great learning experience.
Submitted by Ana Cristina Carvalho - Waterloo, ON Canada - | March 24, 2017
You will not regret!
The University of Geneva has the best summer course on internet law, covering a broad range of topics under an international approach, as well as discussing domestic legislations from different countries. The professors have a terrific reputation and come from international organizations, institutes and universities all over the world. The methodology adopted in this course allows students from different levels, since graduation until post-doctorate, to discuss about Internet Law and to get important research sources to develop future works in the area. The group project on practising cyberlaw, under the coordination of Professor Chris Bavitz, was surely one of the highlights, bringing us a very practical approach of the topics discussed over the two weeks. Besides making new friends and a great networking, we left Geneva with a valuable knowledge in areas such as Internet Governance, Contract Law, Competition Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property and Data Protection. (GoAbroad Review)
Submitted by S M - - | March 25, 2017
Great exposure and a wonderful community
I had heard about the GSS Internet Law programme from a friend, who spoke so highly of its course structure, speakers and fellow attendees that I had no doubts in considering it to be a worthwhile course. Today I too recommend it to any person interested in the field of internet law. I appreciate the breadth of our exposure provided by the course as well as the fact that speakers are from different backgrounds, including policy, education and business. The organisers were helpful and always there to address our concerns, being especially understanding with respect to financial aid. It was wonderful meeting so many other attendees from across the world with an interest in this field and hearing their views on the subject. (GoAbroad Review)
Unbelievable School with the best experts in different fields and wonderful atmosphere. (Facebook Review)