Master in Information Technology Law

General

Program Description

Designed for lawyers interested in pursuing careers in the field of information technology and cybersecurity, the programme trains highly qualified IT Law experts much needed at law firms, IT companies, public agencies, international organizations, and consulting firms. The students will enjoy full access to UT services and full participation in all events of the IT Law Programme.

Practical focus: a significant part of teaching in this programme will simulate real-life situations. Students gain access to 30 IT Law practitioners and IT specialists from around the world participating in the programme. As consultants, lecturers, or mentors, they synchronize the legal education with the technical developments in the ICT sector.

Broad and comprehensive understanding of IT Law: we provide a systematic understanding of all major subfields of IT law as well as skills necessary for practicing in this area. Along with that, we create extensive links between technical, legal, and policy aspects of development and uses of ICTs, putting heavy emphasis on case studies, real-life exercises, trend assessments, and problem-solving.

The students will master a set of technical skills typically required in the ICT sector, e.g. elementary skills in programming, cryptography, database technology, and software engineering.

Graduates will be ready to provide legal advice on ICT related matters across jurisdictions and work anywhere in the world. They will be able to perform interdisciplinary and comprehensive regulatory, analytical, and expert work in the field of IT Law, having all the necessary skills to face the challenges posed by the extraterritoriality, novelty, and complexity of its problems.

Estonia is considered an international leader in the field of IT for its technological and legal solutions as well as population that is open to technological advancements: We provide access to its best practices and cutting-edge developments.

Why study IT Law at UT?

  • UT is ranked in the top 300 universities in the world in Law (QS Rankings 2019).
  • The programme is designed to provide both technical and legal skills for working as an IT lawyer.
  • The programme is taught by academics and practitioners in the field.
  • Take part in conferences, summer schools and competitions, provide legal services to the start-up community in the TechStartup Legal Clinic and work on current challenges in the IT Law Lab.
  • Estonia is considered as an international leader in IT for its e-solutions and openness to technological advancements.
Last updated Jan 2021

About the School

The University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. It is the only university in the Baltics ranked in the top 1.2% of the world’s best universities (QS World University ... Read More

The University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. It is the only university in the Baltics ranked in the top 1.2% of the world’s best universities (QS World University Rankings 2021). Founded in 1632, UT is the only classical university in Estonia. There are more than 13 000 students studying at UT (incl. 1800 international students) and UT has 3800 employees (incl. 1800 academic employees (190 professors)). To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has 71 partner universities in 27 countries. Read less
Tartu , Tallinn , Pärnu + 2 More Less