The University of Tartu has Opened Admissions to Both the IT Law PhD Programme and the Continuing Education Programme
The PhD studies in IT Law take place in accordance with the curriculum of doctoral studies in law. Upon the successful defence of their dissertations, the candidates will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Law. Suitable candidates are to hold a master’s degree and must exhibit a deep interest in conducting research at the highest academic level on a specific topic in IT Law.
The Continuing Education Programme in IT Law is based on the Master’s Programme in IT Law, providing practising lawyers with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the field of information technology law. The programme is also well-suited for people who already specialise in IT law, but would like to obtain a more complete and detailed overview of the newest developments in the field.
The university will waive the tuition fee for those studying full-time. The doctoral students will also be granted a monthly stipend.
More information can be found on the website of the School of Law:
Application deadline for both programmes is August 15, 2016.
The IT Law Programme at the University of Tartu is a research and study programme created in 2014 with the aim of producing highly qualified legal experts by preparing the participating students for careers that demand an intricate knowledge about the law and legal methods applied in the fields of ICT and cybersecurity. Graduates of the programme are information technology law specialists equipped with the necessary skills to successfully engage and excel in the process of legislative drafting as well as to conduct both analytical and expert work in matters related to ICT.
The rapidly increasing importance and ubiquity of ICTs has created a concurrent need for lawyers adept at relevant technical matters in law firms, ICT companies, public agencies, international organisations, consulting firms and scientific institutions. The training of lawyers specialising in information technology law increases the number of top experts available on the labour market, alleviates the shortage of IT specialists in different sectors of the Estonian economy, improves growth opportunities for both IT companies as well as the legal sector and enhances the quality of IT development projects initiated by the state via public procurement.
Input from the IT Law Lab project of the programme along with the efforts of the scientific research branch of the programme combine to produce a significant amount of high quality academic and practical works in the field of IT law, increasing the capability of successfully executing research and development projects necessary for the continued evolution of Estonia’s IT sector.
Additional information: Dr Helen Eenmaa-Dimitrieva, Director of the IT Law Programme, helen.eenmaa [ät] ut.ee. Anette Aav, Project Manager for the IT Law Programme, anette.aav [ät] ut.ee