This Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme is a focused and demanding postgraduate degree programme. It is aimed at both legal professionals and top graduates who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge into the field of law and digital technologies from an international and multidisciplinary perspective.
In this programme, you will acquire in-depth knowledge about legislation and governance regarding internet, computers, mobile devices, persuasive technologies and ambient intelligence. For this purpose, you will study the multiple modes (i.e. law, contract, and technology) of regulating emerging and converging digital technologies at the global international level, EU level, national level and business level.
In addition, you will develop the skills needed to handle and present complex and difficult legal materials, orally and in writing, which you will benefit from in your later professional career. Some students may choose to continue to pursue, after graduation, further academic research in the area of Law and Digital Technologies.
For who? This advanced studies programme is specifically aimed towards:
• International and Dutch legal professionals
• International and Dutch top-graduates
The Law and Digital Technologies Advanced Studies programme offers a unique balance of advanced theory and practical application. Our graduates therefore will be equipped with an excellent basis for high level positions in international legal practice in a range of organisations, including:
• law firms
• multinational companies
• courts of justice
• governmental organisations
We encourage our students to seek career orientation advice from their professors, many of whom have an extensive international professional and academic network. Additionally, career options can be discussed within your own international network. You will build this network through contact with your fellow students, who are often practicing lawyers and come from all corners of the globe.
Leiden Law School offers career activities to all its Advanced Studies students in the form of international CV writing workshops and seminars on establishing global careers. This faculty-level career assistance is supported by the student career service of Leiden University, which offers a wide range of services including communication training, CV checks and workshops on job application techniques.
After graduation, non-European students have the opportunity to stay for an extra year while looking for job. They can apply for a residence permit the ‘Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment’ (Zoekjaar afgestudeerde) scheme.
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