International Summer School in IT-Law at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Publish Date: May 11, 2015

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Event Dates: from Jul 20, 2015 12:00 to Aug 14, 2015 12:00

From 18th July 2011 to 12th August 2011 the Summer School IN SITU will take place at the Institute for Legal Informatics (IRI). By organizing the Summer School the IRI answers to numerous requests from students, who showed an interest in IT-law and would like to get an insight into the various fields of this discipline.

IN SITU, the International Summer School in IT-Law, offers you an excellent opportunity to acquire knowledge in information technology law, a modern field of law, which is strongly influenced by European and international law. The Summer School’s classes, which are taught in English by highly qualified lecturers, cover the areas of European Law, data protection, electronic commerce and intellectual property, as well as insights into various specific topics such as bio technology law. All classes take place in the IRI’s seminar room which enables the IN SITU-participants to be part of the daily life and work at the IRI and gets them into close contact with the staff. The students are also allowed to use the IRI’s specialist library  which enhances the positive studying and working atmosphere.

Having successfully taken part in the Summer School and in the exams, the IN SITU-participants will be awarded  certificates at the end of the course. The Summer School is worth 10 ECTS credits.

The academic curriculum is accompanied by an attractive leisure programme with various activities and excursions in and around the “green city” of Hannover and weekend trips to Hamburg and Berlin.

The programme is designed for different groups of people:

First, students who would like to acquire knowledge in the specialist field of IT-law. However, students should at least have completed their second year of studies as the academic curriculum is quite challenging and requires a good understanding of how a legal system works.

Secondly, prospective EULISP-students coming from a non-European country who would like to acquaint themselves with the requirements of studying law in Germany in terms of language, curricular content and method to have an easier transition into their EULISP-classes.

Thirdly, graduates in law who would like to improve their chances on the job-market by specialising in IT-law by means of a four-week intensive training course.

Fourthly, PhD-candidates in IT-law who would like to broaden their knowledge in their field of research, to find discussion-partners and use the IRI’s knowledge and infrastructure, especially the specialist library to proceed with their theses.

If you feel you belong to one of these groups and you are interested in our programme, please read on. For further questions don’t hesitate to contact Magdalena Góralczyk and Benjamin Schütze will be happy to answer your questions.

The fee for IN SITU 2011 is 1400 €. Below you will find a breakdown of what the fee includes.


  1. The fee for the Summer School of 1400 includes:

  2. stay in the student accommodation from 18th July (arrival) – 12thAugust (moving out) 2011

  3. cost of teaching and travel cost of international lecturers

  4. trips to Hamburg and Berlin, including transport, accommodation and most entrance fees; excluding meals

  5. entrance fees and transport for trips in and around Hanover organized by us; meals are not included

  6. lunch in the Mensa on the lecture days. You will get a money card from the Mensa loaded with an amount of money to cover the average cost of lunch for the lecture days.

    Additional cost you will have to cover:

  7. your travelling costs to and from Hannover

  8. deposit of 200 €  for the student accommodation (you will get a refund if everything is ok after your stay) and an arrangement fee of approx. 10 €.

  9. breakfast and dinner (can be prepared at the student accommodation)

  10. private activities.

Scholarships available!

We are happy to announce that IN SITU received a number of scholarships and therefore we will offer a fee reduction to some of our participants. All who are interested in receiving a 500 Euro scholarship and therefore have their fee reduced to 900 Euro should apply immediately and send us a motivation later. Entrants shall submit a letter of motivation in which they demonstrate their previous knowledge (e.g. elective subject, seminar, main focus, work experience) and special motivation to attend IN SITU (1 or 1,5 page of text).


How to apply?

The deadline for applicants is 15th May 2011.

In any case, applicants are invited to apply as early as they wish. To apply, please send us the completed form, completely filled, via email.

Applicants are invited to enclose proof of study results, language abilities or knowledge in IT-Law. However, we would like to ask you to choose the most important documents and send a maximum number of 10 copied documents. Please do not send originals as documents cannot be returned.

If you are accepted as a participant of IN SITU, we will send you an invoice and ask you to transfer your course fee, which is specified in the invoice, to the University bank account, (also specified in the invoice). In addition, we will ask you to send us a printed and signed copy of the application form via post.

After we have received your transfer, we will send you a letter of acceptance, an invitation to take part in the Summer School and the most important information concerning your arrival and the first day.

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