Hannover, Germany

IN SITU 2020

when 3 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 1450

The Summer School IN SITU 2020 offers a three and a half week academic training in Information Technology Law (IT Law) and is organized by the Institute of Legal lnformatics (IRI) at the Leibniz University Hannover. IN SITU has a long tradition and this is already its 12th edition.
The academic curriculum of IN SITU 2020 is divided into different thematic blocks which cover the most important areas of Information Technology Law. The first block encompasses introductory lectures which lay the foundation for the later sessions that cover more advanced legal questions. The second block provides insights into different specific fields of IT law while the third aims mainly at exploring the connection between IT law and intellectual property law.

The summer school is held entirely in English. Though no prior proof of language proficiency is required, students are expected to have sufficient English knowledge to participate actively in the lectures and the leisure programme.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Christian Heinze, LL.M. (Cambridge) - Head of the Institute for Legal Informatics

Coordinators: Joris Wendorf, Marius Mesenbrink

Target group

- Students who have finished their second year of studies and who are interested in IT Law
- PhD-candidates in IT/IP Law
- Prospective EULISP-students (European Legal Informatics Study Programme)
- People with a law degree

The Summer School is not focused on European students only. In recent years, we had people from all over the world joining us.

Course aim

The summer school shall introduce its participants to cutting edge legal questions in the fields of Data Protection, E-Commerce, Intellectual Property (as applicable to Information Technologies) and several others, such as IT-Contract Law or Cyberregulation.

Credits info

10 EC
The Credits will be awarded after passing a three-hour exam.

Fee info

EUR 1450: This fee covers accommodation, teaching, public transportation within Hannover and some of the leisure programme. Please, tell us in case you do not require accommodation. Then, the fee will be reduced.

If you apply until 15th May 2020, you will receive an early bird discount of 150 €.


Scholarships of 300 € will be awarded to three best final exams of IN SITU