I have only just found out about the Summer School and want to apply- are there still places available?

YES - there are currently still places available so please send us your application documents.

I am interested in attending some of the sessions but do not want to present my own research – will this be possible?

YES - we would welcome guests to attend some or all of the topic blocks. There will be a fee of 100 € payable per 2-day Topic Block.

Who do we mean by "Young Researcher"?

A "Young Researcher" is anyone who feels young enough to participate in the Summer School. There is no upper age limit on participation!

Who can participate in the Summer School?

The Summer School is aimed at Law and Legal Informatics graduates as well as graduates from other areas of study to which IT Law and Legal Informatics are relevant. Interest in cross-disciplinary and international collaboration is a prerequisite for participation.

Are undergraduates eligible to participate in the Summer School?

Whilst applications from postgraduates will be given preference, applications from  undergratuates who can show that they have a particular interest in one of the four areas will also be considered if places are still available.

How many participants will there be at the Summer School?

The number of participants is limited to 28.

Is there a deadline for applications?

The original deadline for applications was 28th May 2017. However, as there are currently still places available, we will continue to accept applications. Applications will be considered in the order in which we receive them.

I am struggling with my application - what can I do?

Get in contact with us! Mrs Caroline Hertwig would be happy to help you complete your application and answer any questions you may have. You can find her contact details under the heading "Support".

Is it possible for me to participate in some sessions of the Summer School but not others?

Due to the seminar structure of the Summer School, part-time attendance will not be possible and, in submitting their application, participants confirm that they will attend all sessions.

How do I get to Saarbrücken?

Our website contains detailed information about how to travel to Saarbrücken but please get in contact with us if you need any additional information.

Where will I be staying during the Summer School?

Participants of the Summer School must organise their own accommodation and Saarbrücken has a large number of excellent hotels for you to choose from. To assist you, we have block booked hotel rooms at three local hotels in various price categories.

Who is organising the Summer School?

The Summer School is being organised by the Institute of Legal Informatics which is part of the Faculty of Law at Saarland University. The Managing Director of the Institute is Prof. Dr. Georg Borges. You can find further details about the Institute here.

Which language will the Summer School be held in?

The Summer School will be held in English. For those that are not native speakers, it is the chance for you to improve your English by following the lectures and taking part in the social program. Applicants are not required to hold formal qualifications in English in order to take part in the Summer School.

Will I receive a certificate for the participation in the Summer School?

Yes, you will receive a certificate confirming that you have participated in the Summer School.

Will I receive confirmation of my attendance at the introductory lectures?

For the purpose of evidencing the fulfilment of your continuing professional development obligation as a "Fachanwalt" in IT Law in accordance with § 15 FAO, we are able to provide you with confirmation of your attendance at the introductory lectures.

Will the Summer School social program content be exactly as it is shown on the website at the moment?

The Institute started to organise the Summer School social program more than 6 months from the start date of the Summer School. Whilst we do our very best to ensure that it is accurate, it may be necessary for us to change parts of the program.

Is there a Dress Code?

There is no strict Dress Code but we suggest Business Casual during the Summer School sessions and casual for the excursions. Please come prepared for changeable weather - it defintely won't snow in late August but sunshine, rain and temperatures ranging from 15 to 35oc are all possible.