LL.M. Law in a Digital Economy

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E-mail: catolica.law.sede@ucp.pt

Phone: (+351) 214 269 860

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Program Description

Digital technologies are reshaping virtually every field of law. The emergence and rapid development of technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, blockchain and the Internet of Things have been testing the boundaries of existing legal rules and sparking debate on whether they are fit for purpose. The aim of this programme is to prepare students to understand and anticipate these challenges and to become skilled practitioners in a digital economy.

With that goal in mind, the programme is designed to provide students with the necessary technical knowledge on the functioning of emerging technologies. We believe that our graduates will only be able to competently engage with the stakeholders of a digital economy – be they regulators, start-up entrepreneurs or major tech companies – if they grasp how the technological context shapes the legal issues they are faced with.

Technology lawyers need also operate in the context of multiple jurisdictions and feel comfortable working with legal sources from different origins. In keeping with the approach of the other programmes offered by Católica Global School of Law, the courses taught within the LL.M. Law in a Digital Economy will have a global focus, instead of a strictly domestic or regional one.

Moreover, these are courses that will require students to come to class fully prepared and to actively participate. Pro-active learning is essential to develop students’ critical thinking and adaptability – two skills that are crucial for those who will practice in a field of law that is in relentless evolution.

This LL.M. is a one-year full-time programme, running from September to July. The academic calendar is structured into three terms. Students must complete a total of 60 ECTS to meet the LL.M. degree requirements.

Semester Abroad

Students are encouraged to attend an additional semester abroad, taking advantage of the exchange agreements that Católica Global School of Law has with top law schools worldwide. These include, among many others, Cornell Law School (U.S.), the University of Houston (U.S.), Washington University in St. Louis (U.S.), Instituto de Empresa (Madrid), Tilburg Law School (The Netherlands), KU Leuven (Belgium), Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia) and FGV Direito Rio and São Paulo (Brazil).

Master’s Thesis

Students approved in a Master of Laws thesis will receive a Masters Diploma, according to the Bologna Declaration.

Brazilian students approved in a Master of Laws thesis will receive a Masters Diploma which may be recognized as a “Diploma de Mestrado” in Brazil.

Students are allowed to enroll in courses from the LL.M. Law in a European and Global Context and the LL.M. International Business Law.

Contacts

General Contacts

Católica Global School of Law

E-mail: catolica.law.sede@ucp.pt

Phone: (+351) 214 269 860

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