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IT Law Summer School
Monday 24 – Friday 28 July 2023
Downing CollegeCambridge University, United Kingdom

Monday 24 – Friday 28 July 2023
Downing College,
Cambridge University, 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.

Now in its 25th year, 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 2/3 smaller ones spread out across the year.

Monday 24 – Friday 28 July 2023
Downing College,
Cambridge University, United Kingdom


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

E Keenan

BNP Paribas CIB

Excellent and comprehensive course that covered a broad spectrum of subjects. Highly recommend to both NQs and experienced lawyers.