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IT Law Summer School
Monday 29 July 2024 - Friday 2nd August 2024
Downing CollegeUniversity of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Monday 29 July 2024 - Friday 2nd August 2024|Downing College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

IT Law Summer School

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

Led by the top legal experts and designed to equip you with the practical knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the IT sector.

The fundamental event to expand your IT 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.

With a longstanding history of delivering premium content, 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

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

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?

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

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

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

CPD points

We know how important CPD points are for your career growth and development which is why the event is fully accredited. With an intense week long course, you will have the ability to receive the same number of CPD points in one event, as you would with two/three smaller ones spread out across the year.

Monday 29 July 2024 - Friday 2nd August 2024
Downing College,
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Unique multi-format learning and networking experience

During the day, delegates will have an opportunity to learn in a variety of interactive formats – ensuring that each topic is fully understood and covered from multiple angles, with plenty of time for Q&As.

The evenings are devoted to networking activities. Extra time that you can use to connect with the expert speakers and your peers, to reinforce your learning, exchange ideas, make lasting connections and let's not forget… to relax and enjoy your learning experience

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


This event was groundbreaking for me. Though coming from a different jurisdiction than UK, the course was able to feed me with very relevant insights and answers for a lot of questions I face in my practice as an IT Lawyer. The content is all relevant and actual, the speakers are well selected and the whole environment is pleasant. Thank you!

Managing Partner, Cambule & Americo

All topics covered were extremely relevant to anyone practicing IT law. The sessions were delivered by excellent individuals who are leaders in their field and managed to engage the audience throughout the week. A great opportunity to connect to like-minded professionals in a beautiful setting.

Associate, Bird & Bird

An array of fantastic speakers and a great opportunity to meet a cross-section of technology lawyers from across the country (and the world!)

Associate, Bristows

The IT Law Summer School was immensely rewarding as a junior lawyer working in the technology sector. The knowledge imparted and networking opportunities are unparalleled for someone at the beginning of their career, particularly given it is a very full week of learning and events. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to go into technology/outsourcing as a practice

Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright

I would recommend this to any junior technology lawyer, from NQ to several years qualified. I have learned so much and it has been really beneficial to connect with other lawyers around my level at various firms and in-house roles. It provided a fantastic opportunity to refresh the basics, learn more about terminology and approaches in the industry (such as software development approaches) as well as providing a comprehensive grounding in emerging areas such as AI.

Associate, Taylor Wessing

The course is super helpful as it helps me grasp the foundation of TMT law and keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in TMT practice. It offers an unparalleled and invaluable opportunity for junior lawyers to meet with and learn from experienced TMT practitioners and to learn from their experience.

Associate, LinkLaters PRC