The bootcamp will be run by experts in engineering and computer science from Instituto Superior Técnico, one of Europe’s most prestigious technical universities. During an immersive one-week programme, our LL.M. students will have training and hands-on contact with emerging technologies, like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things.
The purpose of the bootcamp is twofold: to demystify the functioning of the digital technologies that students will be discussing during the LL.M. programme and to foster their understanding of disruptive digital businesses, by having them conceptualise and pitch their own business idea before a jury.
Tito Rendas, who co-coordinates the LL.M. Law in a Digital Economy alongside Henrique Sousa Antunes, explained that “with this LL.M. programme, as with the other programmes offered by CGSL, we want to train lawyers who understand the broader context that surrounds the legal problems they will encounter in their professional lives”. “In a Law & Technology programme”, he added, “this means that students will need to have technical knowledge about the most important digital technologies, otherwise they will not be able to interact with their future clients in a competent way”.