Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) is introducing a new Masters programme in Technology Law for the upcoming 2019/2020 academic year. This innovative programme offers an opportunity to explore this rapidly growing area of law and obtain a competitive Masters degree in this field.
The programme will prepare experts which can be equally successful in both - regulatory and technology environments. It is primarily designed for practitioners from the legal industries as well as those working with legal issues in the technology industry. The legal components of the programme include private, public and EU law with a strong focus how these areas of law are being reconstructed by technological advancement. The overall aim of the Technology Law programme is to contribute to the development of ICT sector and innovative industries in Latvia, Europe and beyond.
Andris Tauriņš, from Sorainen law offices points out that RGSL’s programme is a timely response to global transformations triggered by technological development. “Practicing lawyers are increasingly faced with questions related to technology and which are not clearly regulated. A study programme which aims to improve the knowledge on intellectual property, data protection, e-commerce and cybersecurity will help to deliver experts that are highly demanded in the employment market”, says Tauriņš.
The core of the programme is comprised of six specialised study courses delivered by a team of lecturers with extensive international experience in both – law, technology and industries:
- Data Protection and Privacy
- Intellectual Property and ICT
- Regulation of E-commerce
- Cybercrime and cybersecurity
- Disruptive technology
- Contracts and ICT
In addition, participants of the programme will have to complete Legal foundation and Legal research courses as well as write and defend a Masters thesis.