The ITM offers possibilities of additional training on specific branches, namely:
- Information-, Telecommunication and Media Law
This two-semester programme deals with aspects of private and public law in terms of information, telecommunication and media. The lectures on civil law include legal protection of information, EDP-contract law and liability for defective software. Those on public law centre deal with legal problems of telecommunication and broadcasting. The lectures take place in the first semester whereas in the second one the participants choose seminars on particular topics, such as “press and law” or “legal informatics”.
- Industrial Property Rights
The additional training on industrial property rights also consists of two stages. Introductory lectures take place in the first semester and seminars about selected legal problems of patents, registered designs and utility models in the second.
- Journalism and Law
The field of journalism is an interesting perspective for jurists, e.g. the work of a press spokesman or editor and other jobs in publishing. Those who are interested in such activities need great skills in language and rhetoric, as it is no easy task to impart complex matters of law to the general public. The project “Journalism and Law” gives basic knowledge of composing juristic texts by offering lectures and workshops. The participants also get to know the various activities of lawyers in journalism.
At present, the lectures and seminars are only given in German. Therefore the participants have to be well versed in this language. The ITM plans to offer additional training programmes in English soon.