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Law and Technology (LAW-DS-TECH-22)


Department LAW
Course category LAW Intensive Seminar - 6 credits
Course type Seminar
Academic year 2022-2023
Credits 6 (EUI Law credits)
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  Course materials

16/01/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

24/01/2023 14:00-16:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

14/02/2023 10:00-12:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

16/02/2023 16:15-18:15 @ Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

06/03/2023 14:00-16:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

09/03/2023 14:00-16:00 @ ZOOM

15/03/2023 14:00-16:00 @ Online

16/03/2023 16:45-18:45 @ Online

17/03/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Online

29/03/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Online


The ambition of this course is to broadly discuss the evaluation and regulation of technology. The course explores the field of “law and technology” in legal scholarship, its history, epistemology, ontology, and axiology. The course discusses issues such as when there is a “need for law” (Tranter, 2011), the “regulability” of technology, regulatory pacing, “compartimentalization” of legal approaches, cyberlaw, lawmaking by courts v legislatures, and moral objections to technology. The course encompasses technology in a wide sense that is digital, mechanical, material and chemical technology. Legal history will also be looked at to discuss innovations like the printing press, radio broadcasting and automation. The course is relevant to many specific fields of law, like constitutional and administrative law, free speech, liability law, intellectual property, privacy protection, competition law, and the law of warfare. There are no prerequisites to take the course. Guest lecturers will be invited to give papers and presentations. The course will be substantially different to the seminar given in 2021, and build on a monograph in progress.

First, Second & Third Term: registration from 19 to 26 September.

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