Technology, humanity, law.

Degree programme objectives

The study of ICT law provides for opportunities to complexly understand regulatory issues related to development and practical applications of advanced information and communication technologies. Besides that, students have the opportunity to acquire in the course of their studies a unique methodological toolbox for approaching law as an information system (i.e. a system of formal signs whose purpose is to organise the society). Study in this programme leads to detailed understanding of both fundaments and the application layer of regulatory phenomena related to information and communication technologies (e.g. information privacy, cybersecurity) while providing for an opportunity to approach the law through the nonconformist method of virtualisation. The systematic assembly of profiling courses together with compulsory publications and practical colloquia prepares students for resolving hard interpretative and legislative questions of regulation of ICT, while providing them with tools and intellectual motivation for creative applications of informational-legal methodology in standard legal situations.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The study of ICT law provides for opportunities to complexly understand regulatory issues related to development and practical applications of advanced information and communication technologies. Besides that, students have the opportunity to acquire in the course of their studies a unique methodological toolbox for approaching law as an information system (i.e. a system of formal signs whose purpose is to organise the society). Study in this programme leads to detailed understanding of both fundaments and the application layer of regulatory phenomena related to information and communication technologies (e.g. information privacy, cybersecurity) while providing for an opportunity to approach the law through the nonconformist method of virtualisation. The systematic assembly of profiling courses together with compulsory publications and practical colloquia prepares students for resolving hard interpretative and legislative questions of regulation of ICT, while providing them with tools and intellectual motivation for creative applications of informational-legal methodology in standard legal situations.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • understand law as an information system
    • creatively use the method of virtualisation in law
    • independently resolve highly complex legislative and interpretive issues of ICT law
    • understand and develop fundaments of regulatory phenomena of ICT
    • successfully formulate and argue towards learned audience complex interpretive conclusions regarding regulatory phenomena of ICT
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduates are ready for higher seniority levels of legal counselling regarding ICT regulatory phenomena in private practice (bar practice, in-house practice etc.) or public service (judiciary, public prosecution etc.) The graduates are also fit to conduct independent research in ICT law at intermediate level of scientific seniority and to independently participate on collaborative academic and commercial scientific projects.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training does not represent a compulsory part of the curriculum. There are irregularly organised colloquia with practicing lawyers (justices, solicitors etc.)

  • Goals of Theses

    Dissertation thesis is original scientific work that contains results of research conducted according to approved study schedule. The content of the thesis shall demonstrate that the student has undeniably mastered given scientific assignment including its respective theoretical and methodological aspects. The text shall also demonstrate the ability of the student to work with relevant native and foreign scientific literature and to independently formulate and argue complex scientific opinions. It is required that the thesis is published, in one piece or separately, before defence.

    Standard range of dissertation thesis is 270 000 to 540 000 characters incl. spaces (this range includes title page, Czech and English abstract, table of contents and bibliography). More particular formal requirements are laid in respective rules adopted by the Dean and the Programme Board.

  • Access to Further Studies

    The graduate of this programme receives highest possible grade in ICT law. Thus, there are no consequential programmes available in addition to this programme.

Basic information

Type
doctoral degree programme
Degree
Ph.D.
Length of studies
4 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

4
number of active students

Faculty of Law
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