The Institute of Legal Informatics

Campus der Universität des Saarlandes
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The Institute of Legal Informatics is one of Germany’s leading research institutions in the area of IT-Law and Legal Informatics. At the Institute, our research and teaching covers the entire field of IT-Law and Legal Informatics. The focus of our work is on the legal and technical aspects of IT-Security and Data Protection as well as on electronic legal proceedings (eJustice) and electronic administration (eGovernment), smart Energy and, not least, the legal questions raised by autonomous systems.

The Institute is particularly committed to, and engaged in, the training and education of young lawyers in the fields of IT-Law and Legal Informatics and offers students the opportunity to study the elective subject »IT-Law and Legal Informatics« as part of their legal studies at the Saarland University. The Institute has also recently introduced a new study programme which leads to the award of a certificate in »IT-Law and Legal Informatics« and which will be run for the first time in the winter semester 2016/2017. The Institute runs the information portal »IT-Law Karriere« (it-recht-karriere.de, only available german) which includes a job exchange specifically for IT-Law related jobs (jobs.it-recht-karriere.de, only available german).

Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing

A total of 13 papers have been published as part of the BMWi's technology programme »Trusted Cloud«. The papers serve as an introduction to the legal aspects of Cloud Computing, answer a number of legal questions and offer potential new solutions to previously unsolved issues. You can download and order copies of these papers. More information...

IRIS 2017

Logo des IRIS mit verschwommenem Hintergrund

The International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS) is taking place for the 20th time in 2017. From 23 to 25th February, IRIS will take place under the general heading »20 Years: Trends and Communities of Legal Informatics«. About IRIS...