Law and Information Society

The Master's Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) offers a unique combination of international and European intellectual property, constitutional and communications law, and interdisciplinary perspectives. Such a broader understanding of the legal phenomena of the information society is inevitable for practicing lawyers in demanding positions and legal scholars alike.

Is Google, from a legal perspective, mostly about trademarks and copyright, competition law and abuse of a dominant position, or communications and e-commerce law? Or is it rather about privacy and freedom of speech, contract or perhaps security law? – In fact, it is a combination of all this, and more! The regulation of internet-related activities continuously transcends the traditional private and public law distinction, different branches of law, as well as global, European and national levels of regulation.

The Programme is based on a mix of advanced research-oriented perspectives and more practically oriented lectures and exercises, thus providing the students with a balanced combination of theoretical insights and practical capabilities. Developing one's skills in legal analysis, critical thinking, research and writing is what distinguishes good from excellent lawyers or legal scholars. The interactive study methods are based on the latest pedagogical research, and enabled by the small group of selected international students.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Turku
Fields of study
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