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July - August 2020
Downing College,
Cambridge, UK

IT Law Summer School

The leading event to gain a comprehensive grounding in all the critical aspects of IT law.

This all-inclusive residential event is led by the top legal experts and designed to equip you with the practical knowledge and ability needed to succeed in the IT sector.

Thank you to all those who attended in 2019!

We're still putting the 2020 programme together - if you'd like to know as soon as it's ready then please register your interest by downloading last year's brochure.

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The fundamental event to expand your cyber law knowledge

Whether you have recently started your training contract or are seeking to move into the field of Information Technology, the IT Law Summer School is the perfect choice.

Hear from some of the most respected legal minds from across industry and private practice and spend the evenings exploring the beautiful and historic city of Cambridge with your new colleagues.

Now in its 22nd year, the IT Law Summer School remains the fundamental event to give you the knowledge and tools to make your career in IT Law a success.

Build knowledge in key areas of IT law theory and application at the IT Law Summer School

Enjoy 4 evenings of networking in historic Cambridge!
  • Get to know your new colleagues in a relaxed, informal setting
  • Form a team and test your general knowledge at our pub quiz night  
  • Dress up for a formal gala dinner in the historic dining hall
  • Enjoy a guided tour of historic Cambridge
  • Make a splash punting on the scenic River Cam
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DAY 1: Learn the key concepts every legal practitioner needs to know
  • Understand legal liability in the digital age
  • Discover the principal elements and obligations of an IT contract
  • Explore the relationship between law and practice when looking at exclusions and limitations of liability  
  • Grasp the complex relationship between IT and IP
  • Get involved in a mock contract debate
See the full agenda here
DAY 2: Take an in-depth look at copyright and procurement
  • Hear from the Technology Law Alliance on technology procurement
  • Learn about alternative IP licenses and their uses
  • Master the complex field of technology public procurement
  • Explore the specific copyright issues surrounding software
  • Competition law in the IT sector: why is it special?
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DAY 3: Tackle the new challenges of corporate transactions
  • Make sure your corporate transactions are wrinkle free by understanding the risks and exposure IT brings
  • Learn how to structure outsourced tech contracts
  • Explore how cloud computing is changing data processing, contracting and more
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DAY 4: Protecting privacy in the information era
  • Get up to date on GDPR challenges
    • How will international transfers change under the GDPR?
    • ICO enforcement powers
  • Digest the scope of the Investigatory Powers Act and how it will affect the legal industry
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DAY 5: Exploring the frontier of IT law
  • Understanding liability on social media
  • Jurisdictional considerations - where are you liable?
  • FinTech and Blockchains are changing the financial world - make sure you're ready
  • Learn how robotics, AI and computer learning are changing the legal practice
See the full agenda here

Chairs for the 2019 IT Law Summer School

Quentin Archer, Consultant, Hogan Lovells 

Graham Smith, Partner, Bird & Bird

Harry Small, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Rosemary Jay, Senior Consultant Attorney, Hunton Williams

Christopher Millard, Professor of Privacy and Information Law at Queen Mary University of London & Senior Counsel at Bristows


Delegates will have the chance to learn and absorb information in a variety of formats including in-depth presentations, interactive group discussions, attention-grabbing case studies and practical workshops. The sessions have been crafted with the purpose of ensuring that the topics are fully understood and covered from multiple angles.

The IT Law Summer School in Numbers

Presentations, debates, and workshops to build your IT law skills
Industry leaders providing you with a wealth of knowledge
Information-packed days

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