Aim: Training lawyers in the field of information and communication technologies
If you are a constructive person with an ability to solve problems; you value integrity and aware of the changes taking place in the ICT field in today’s rapidly changing world, and you are interested in and curious about how social life is organised; if you like to research and find answers to the various questions resulting from social interaction; if you know the meaning of equity and studying Law at Deusto meets your concerns, then studying the BA in Law and complementing it with the specialist diploma in ICT Law is an option that will provide you with a solid legal training and an in-depth knowledge of the world of Information and Communication Technologies.
Practising law and today's global and technological world call for preparation suited to the requirements of the society in which graduates will be working. For this reason, in this degree programme you will learn:
- How laws are created, interpreted and applied.
- Information and communication technologies.
A new complement to the BA in Law
A slightly heavier workload (48 ECTS credits distributed through the four years of the Bachelor’s in Law) will provide you with specialist knowledge of an area which is very different from law but closely linked to the world of Information and Communication Technologies Law is concerned with. These are a set of technologies that allow the acquisition, production, storage, processing, communication, recording and presentation of information in the form of voice, images and data contained in noise, optical or electromagnetic signals.
This Specialist Diploma in ICT Law is a complementary and optional combination that is popular with students and highly demanded by companies, which look for graduates with a legal-technological background.
Get ready to...
- Acquire a basic knowledge of the techniques and technologies underpinning computer networks to better understand how they work and especially their capacities, avoiding common mistakes.
- Know the different security techniques in communications to really understand how they can be violated and how to prevent it.
- Acquire a sound grounding that will enable you to understand the capacities and limitations of the different devices with computing capabilities.
- Promote the career development of students with a solid legal training, while at the same time being able to address complex issues related to the technological world such as intellectual property in the Internet environment, recruitment problems in the telecommunications sector, questions on online advertising contracts and responsibilities responsibilities, or the rights of online consumers.
And all this, how?
- Taught sessions based on practice focused theoretical lectures.
- A number of core subjects, compulsory and elective subject areas. It also includes specific subjects in the area of Specialisation in ICT Law.
- With lectures taught in English, which is key to rounding off your legal training.
- Participation in workshops and role plays on how to solve potential conflicts and those already existing.
- Working through case studies that will bring to the classroom the interactions and problems facing today’s societies.
- Performing successfully in an increasingly international context where information and communication technologies play a major role.
- You can also become specialised in one of the three pathways into which Law is divided:
-Patrimonial and Business Law
-Information and Communication Technologies Law
Students applying for Specialist Diploma in ICT Law are required to have passed the modern language requirement before finishing the bachelor´s degree: B2 level in English, French or German.
Choose the destination, the university and get your career off the ground
In the first semester in fourth year of study you will have the opportunity to go to a foreign university as part of the Erasmus programme, which will allow you to know other cultures and continue with your Law studies learning other countries' legislations.
Your guide through your learning experience
You will have tutorials starting from 1st year. Tutors will assess students as groups or individually, focusing on academic, personal and/or job aspects.
In addition to the specific tutorials, the University has a general coordination body: the University Guidance Service (SOU). Specifically, the Faculty of Law has a Careers Guidance Service (SOP) that organises, coordinates and promotes activities related to students’ professional future (practical workshops, information sessions on career opportunities in their degree, presentations by companies and law firms...). In addition, our Advisory Programme will give you the opportunity to take part in working sessions with leading professionals from outside the University of Deusto, who will help you to decide on your career choice.