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June 20 - July 1, 2016 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Course description

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, 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, practitioners, representatives of global policy makers, international organizations and leading institutions, including the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

For its first and second sessions (in June 2014 and 2015), the Internet l@w summer school welcomed participants from very diverse background and countries including Argentina, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lithuania, Ukraine and the US.

Discover an international city in the heart of Europe. Participate in an exciting social programme, including excursions and social gatherings, and 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!

Equivalence of 6 ECTS credits.

Please note: Changes to the draft program may be made at any time prior to the start of the course.

Tuition Fees

TUITION FEES AND DEADLINE

Tuition Fees: CHF 2'500

UNIGE students: limited number of places available with a full tuition waiver

Registration is closed.

 

Faculty & Staff

FACULTY

Professor Jacques de Werra
Course Director
Faculty of Law
University of Geneva

Dr. Yaniv Benhamou
Executive Director
Faculty of Law
University of Geneva

 
 

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Research Colloquium

Geneva Internet L@w Research Colloquium

organised by the

Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

 

in cooperation with

 

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The Geneva Internet L@w Research Colloquium, organized by the School of Law of the University of Geneva in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the CRIDES Center for Economic Law and Society at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), the Digital Asia Hub, the Geneva Internet Platform and the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio, provides researchers working in Internet law the opportunity to:

  • present their work-in-progress to a panel of experienced Internet law experts,
  • engage with one another in an informal setting,
  • have in-depth discussions and exchanges, and
  • receive helpful feedback and advice.

It also affords selected participants the opportunity to gain speaker experience in that they will be able to present their work to the students attending the Geneva Internet L@w Summer School.

Additionally, this is a great opportunity to build a global network of colleagues and friends and to interact with present and future Internet law and policy experts.


The colloquium will be held in the framework of the 3rd edition of the Geneva Internet L@w Summer School. The summer school offers a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss cutting-edge Internet law and policy issues in today’s society with academics, practitioners, representatives of global policy makers, international organizations and leading institutions.

Topic of the Colloquium may include:

  • cybersecurity
  • digital privacy and online surveillance
  • free speech
  • consumer protection
  • social media
  • cloud computing
  • internet infrastructure

For Whom

Applicants should be researchers with an established direction of research relevant to Internet law, whose research would benefit from feedback provided by senior colleagues and peers. The colloquium committee will select a limited number of participants who will be allocated time during the colloquium to provide a short presentation of their work, to be followed by a group discussion.

Important Dates

  • 10 April 2016: Submissions due
  • 30 April 2016: Notification of acceptance
  • 10 May 2016: Registration confirmation deadline
  • 24 June 2016: Geneva Internet L@w Research Colloquium

Fees

Participation in the colloquium is free of charge for the selected researchers.

NB. Researchers are responsible for their own costs such as travel, accommodation and meals.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following documents by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following subject line "Geneva Internet L@w Research Colloquium Submission." All items below should be collated into one single PDF file named YOURNAME_Colloquium2016.pdf (substitute your full name where it reads YOURNAME):

  1. A one-page overview of your research work that briefly describes (a) your research topic and question(s), (b) the status of your research, and (c) the expected policy contribution of your research project.

    The overview should also include (1) a paragraph that describes what you hope to gain from attending the colloquium, (2) an abstract of max. 300 words, and (3) specific key questions/topics that you would like to discuss during the colloquium.

  2. An up-to-date CV. Please include the mention of any prior speaking engagements or any relevant teaching experience.
  3. One publicationthat you feel best illustrates your research (optional).
  4. A(brief) email from your research supervisor sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. briefly stating why he or she supports your application to the colloquium. The email should mention your name and "Geneva Internet L@w Research Colloquium" in the subject line.

N.B. If applicants want to participate in the Internet l@w summer school, they should apply to both the Internet law summer school and to the research colloquium and indicate this in their applications. Please note that the participation to the Internet l@w summer school is not free of charge (subject to a fee waiver).

Submissions are due by 10 April 2016. All submissions will be acknowledged by email.

Faculty

Organization

Prof. Jacques de Werra, Law School, University of Geneva

Dr Yaniv Benhamou, Law School, University of Geneva

Evelyne Studer, Law School, University of Geneva

Questions

Questions about the colloquium may be directed to the following: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.