LL.M. Law in a Digital Economy Católica Global School of Law
LL.M. Law In a Digital Economy
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 program is to prepare students to understand and anticipate these challenges and to become skilled practitioners in a digital economy.
Why Law In a Digital Economy
With that goal in mind, the program 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 to 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 programs 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.
- Attendance and ECTS: This LL.M. is a one-year full-time program, 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 take advantage of the exchange agreements with top American and European Law Schools and attend an additional semester abroad.
- Master’s Thesis: Students approved in a Master of Laws Thesis will receive a Master Diploma, according to the Bologna Declaration.
- Brazilian students approved in a Master of Laws Thesis will receive a Master Diploma which may be recognized as a “Diploma de Mestrado” in Brazil.
Católica LL.M. students have the opportunity to extend their studies earning a second LL.M. degree in one of the following prestigious partner Universities.
- King's College London
- Cornell University
- University of Michigan Law School
- Boston University School of Law
- Fribourg University, Switzerland
Ongoing Applications until 31 May.
Candidates will be selected on a rolling basis, following the analysis of their application documents and an online interview. All candidates must hold a first degree in law or have substantial legal academic background.