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Digital Law

Key information

Subject area:


Course type:

Executive Education

Credit level:

Not for credit


Monday-Friday (17:00 - 19:30 BST) over 2 weeks

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

The Digital Law short course will allow students to obtain in-depth knowledge and expertise in key areas of digital law, whilst at the same time honing their analytical and problem-solving skills.

Classes are due to take place online on every weekday (Monday - Friday) from 17:00 - 19:30 (BST) over the 2-week period.

What does this course cover?

Digital law is becoming an increasingly important area of law, affecting a number of traditional legal disciplines. The module involves different lectures, taught by leading experts in the field from King’s College London. The lectures include a wide range of digital law topics that examine how the development of new technologies, such as blockchain, affect traditional legal disciplines: contract law, financial services, competition law, consumer law, and IP law.

The market, technology and society are constantly evolving. Therefore, existing law needs to adapt to new products, new markets, new technologies and the outcome of a rapidly globalised world. In order to conceptually capture these phenomena, traditional legal techniques need to be applied in innovative ways and often new legal mechanisms that better fit a new economic reality have to be developed.

This specialist module in Digital Law will allow students to obtain in-depth knowledge and expertise in key areas of digital law, whilst at the same time honing their analytical and problem-solving skills.

What will I achieve?

Based on advanced legal thinking and taking global, European and national perspectives, students will be equipped with the critical understanding and analytical tools necessary for applying new legal concepts and practising law in the highly complex, sophisticated and dynamic environment of current commercial reality. This is essential for anyone who wants to fully understand the intricacies of digital law and learn how to fully comply with digital law requirements.

On the completion of this short course, participants will:

  • Have a full understanding of International, European and English digital law.
  • Understand the impact of the new technologies on law.
  • Comprehend the significance of compliance with digital law.
  • Be able to review sample “real world” digital transactions and identify and analyse violations of these laws.
  • Gain insight into the development of new technologies and their relevance for law.
  • Understand the digital age and its challenges for the existent legal systems.

Who will I learn with?

Mateja Durovic

Mateja Durovic

Reader in Law

Roger Brownsword

Roger Brownsword

Professor of Law

Christoph Kletzer

Christoph Kletzer

Professor of Law, Vice Dean Engagement and Executive Education

Michael Schillig

Michael Schillig

Professor of Law, Vice Dean Research

Lerong Lu

Lerong Lu

Senior Lecturer in Law

Anat Keller

Anat Keller

Senior Lecturer in Financial Law

Tanya  Aplin

Tanya Aplin

Professor of Intellectual Property Law

Perry Keller

Perry Keller

Reader of Media & Information Law

Dionysia Katelouzou

Dionysia Katelouzou

Reader in Corporate Law

Andriani Kalintiri

Andriani Kalintiri

Lecturer in Competition Law

Who is this for?

The Digital Law short course is essential for anyone who wants to gain a developed understanding of the intricacies of International, European and English digital law. This course would be suitable for anyone working in the legal profession, including in-house lawyers, policymakers, and law scholars.

The number of students is capped to facilitate interaction between the participants in the course. CPD UK accreditation is pending.

IBA Endorsed Course

The International Bar Association (IBA) is the foremost organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies, acting as the global voice of the legal profession.

The IBA has a long-standing relationship with The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London and is very pleased to endorse the School’s new suite of Executive Education short courses. These courses will be of benefit to lawyers everywhere and the IBA welcomes the introduction of this forward-thinking new initiative at King’s.

Further information

Programme and Speakers

Week 1

Week 2

  • Monday: Copyright law and the Digital Market - Tanya Aplin - View Profile
  • Tuesday: Consumer Law and Digital Market - Mateja Durovic - View Profile
  • Wednesday: Data Protection and Digital Market - Perry Keller - View Profile
  • Thursday: Corporate Law and Digital Law - Dionysia Katelozou - View Profile
  • Friday: Competition Law and Digital Market - Andriani Kalintiri - View Profile

Course leader

Dr Mateja Durovic is a Reader in Contract and Commercial Law, having joined The Dickson Poon School of Law in July 2017. He is also the Deputy Director of the Law School's Centre for Technology, Ethics, Law and Society (TELOS) and Academic Director of the Executive Programme on Consumer Law. As well as King's, he is a Visiting Professor of Law at a number of universities across the world including University of Torino, University of Macerata, UC Lyon and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO). View Mateja's profile

Attending a virtual course with The Dickson Poon School of Law

This course is delivered online and live in our virtual classroom and so participants must be available to attend all the sessions at the published times to participate. You will be supported to participate, interact and network with other professionals as you would during our on-campus courses.

Please note that all times are local to London, UK (BST). Participants based outside of the UK must ensure they can join the virtual classroom at the published course times. 

What equipment do I need?

To participate you simply need a stable internet connection and a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone. You will be sent full joining instructions for your course prior to the first session and our programme team will be available to assist with questions.

Entry requirements

Degree in Law (or another subject plus the conversion course) or Professional legal experience. English proficiency is a key requirement. The course is suitable for those who were taught in English up to degree level or use English as their working language.

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £2500

King's Alumni £2125

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