The “Summer School IT Law and Legal Informatics" has become a ongoing tradition at the Institute of Legal Informatics. The fourth Summer School took place from the 19th to the 30th August 2019.

As always, the Summer School is a melting pot for individuals from various nationalities to come together and engage in cross-disciplinary academic discussion. This time we had 26 individuals coming from 18 different nations. A cornerstone of the Summer School is the panel of highly qualified academics guiding young researchers. Over the course of Summer School 2019 lecturers gave talks on topics ranging from “IT Security and the Internet of Things” to ‘Artificial Intelligence” and “Legal Tech”. A highlight of the Summer School was the German Japanese Conference on New Technology Governance. 

The social program of the Summer School allows for international researchers to gain an insight into the rich culture of Saarland as well as exposure to European legal institutions. Social excursions included trips to Malbrouck Castle and the Saarschleife. This year’s social plan included a trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg where participants had the chance to take part in a wine tasting as well. The Summer School aims not only to enrich participants minds academically but also provide them with a well-rounded experience in cultural aspects of the region of Saarland. 


  • City tour for Saarbrücken
    City tour for Saarbrücken

    A tour around Saarbrucken allows for international participants to get acquainted with the city.

  • Visit to the Bruch brewery
    Visit to the Bruch brewery

    Participants and lecturers alike are given the opportunity to get to know each other better in a more relaxed setting such as a visit to the local brewery.

  • Issue of the certificate of participation
    Issue of the certificate of participation

    Participants are given a certificate upon completion of the Summer School.

  • Trip to Völklingen Ironworks
    Trip to Völklingen Ironworks

     A Trip to the Völklingen Ironworks, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a must when visiting the state of Saarland.