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Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften

Hochschule Darmstadt

Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Informationsrechtliche Studiengänge
Haardtring 100
D-64295 Darmstadt
Telephone: +49 6151 16-38748

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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The Bachelor of Information Law is tailored to the extra-judicial processing of information law tasks. Great importance is attached to a close professional relevance. The focus is also on European and Anglo-American law, so knowledge of English is very important. The Master of International Licensing Law provides in-depth knowledge of contract and case design from IT and IP Law as well as the associated questions of international, especially Anglo-American law. There are significant amounts of internationalisation covered.

Special features regarding the international orientation

One of the main areas of study is European and Anglo-American law. Accordingly, knowledge of English plays an important role. The Master's degree in International Licensing Law in particular contains significant internationalisation components. Guest lecturers from Brazil and China regularly teach in both courses. The internships or semesters abroad anchored in the course can be carried out worldwide within a wide-ranging network. There are research projects with Brazil and China.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australien; Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brasilien; Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brasilien; China University of Political Sciences and Law (CUPL), Center for Intellectual Property Rights Studies, Beijing, China; Soongsil University, Südkorea; Bangkok University International, Thailand; University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA; University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA; University of Wisconsin, Platteville, USA.

Special features regarding the equipment

Legal databases such as beck-online or juris and the learning platform Moodle are available to students.

Special features regarding research activities

The department for information law (i2r) is affiliated to the department. Current projects deal with software development, IT Marketing and Distribution in Brazil, IT and IP law in China and Germany. In cooperation with the "Seminars in the Castle", the institute has been carrying out the specialist attorney training "Specialist Lawyer for Information Technology" in Schwetzingen since October 2006. Once a year, the institute organises the Darmstadt Information Law Day as a conference for specialist audiences and students on current topics of Information Law.

Support for founders

Support with legal framework conditions and marketing strategies as well as the initial due diligence at the start of the company (existence of rights, structuring of licence agreements; Start-up advice provided by the university Career Centre. Great importance is also attached to a particularly practical reference in the courses. In many cases, projects are carried out in cooperation with representatives from companies. In addition, practice-related questions are often examined in final theses and worked on in companies during the practical / internationalisation phase.

Other special features

The Institute for Information Law (i2r) is a research and development facility in the Faculty of Social Sciences, which emerged from the course of the same name and deals with the research of legal questions in the areas: IT and IP law; Data Protection; E-Commerce; Compliance. In cooperation with universities from China and Brazil: Legal comparison to IT and IP law issues. The Information Law Day, the institute's annual conference, has taken place annually since 2005.

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