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  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Degree Award: Master of Laws
  • Language: German
  • admission free
  • Special admission requirements
  • Extra occupational
  • Fee-based

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Law and Information Systems - Master's Programme

Orientation and Goals

This master's programme in Law and Information Systems, which is oriented toward continuing education, seeks to address the constantly increasing demand for jurists who are experts in the area of IT law in its broadest sense. Businesses and law firms are very interested in lawyers who are trained in this area, which is rarely offered in university law programmes. This programme rises to the challenge, developing practical solutionsaccompanied by proven expertsfor your future career success. This course of studies, which is a cross section of public law, civil law, and criminal law, is especially aimed at prospective students who have an affinity for information processing and telecommunications technology. IT law encompasses the classical law areas of telecommunications and media law, copyright and trademark law, e-commerce law, and internet law. Alternatively, students may choose e-government, computer criminal law, data protection law, and tax law.

Foreign Language Skills

Admission to a degree programme at the University of Oldenburg is subject to sufficient proficiency in the German language:
  • DSH Level 2 (German language examination for university entrance) or
  • TestDaF Level 4 in all four categories

For further information, please refer to the language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

This degree qualifies a graduate for leading positions in law firms and IT firms, and can also lead to an academic or scientific career. The course content is oriented towards the core subjects relating to a specific professional designation in Germany, 'Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht', allowing this theoretical knowledge to be proven. The designation 'Fachanwalt' may be awarded by the Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer) in individual cases upon the individual examination of qualifications. Additionally, there is a possibility of completing one module per semester in order to demonstrate annual further education for specialists in IT law (who have already acquired the legal professional designation 'Fachanwalt/Fachanwältin Informationstechnologierecht', in accordance with § 15 FAO).

Target Group/Admission Requirements

'- certification of the first state exam for jurists or 'Diplom', bachelor's degree, or master's in law or equivalent qualification including Transcript of Records
  • at least one year of professional experience in law or
  • a two year legal clerkship after the first state exam for jurists or
  • equivalent apprenticeship

Application/Admission Procedures

The degree programme is liable to charges. For further information please check the regulations Gebühren- und Entgeltordnung
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