Additional training in information, telecommunications and media law As a unique course in the German university landscape, the ITM has organized a nationwide additional training course in information, telecommunications and media law since its foundation until 2024.

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The course is aimed primarily at law students, but also at trainee lawyers, and lasts two semesters. In the first semester, introductory lectures were held on the civil law and public law aspects of information, telecommunications and media law. The second semester was then used for an in-depth examination of individual topics in seminars. The first block took place in the winter semester.

The civil law lecture, which was supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren, focused on issues relating to the legal protection of information and electronic commerce, problems of IT contract law and liability for software defects and information errors. The public law lecture was held by Prof. Dr. Bernd Holznagel and focused on questions of broadcasting and press law. Both courses conclude with a final exam.

The seminar station that followed in the summer semester focused on the various individual aspects of information, telecommunications and media law. The subjects covered ranged from press law, special issues of copyright law, internet law, broadcasting and telecommunications law to legal informatics and computer criminal law. For the ITM seminar, students had to write a paper at home and present it in the form of a thesis. It was also possible to have comparable seminars offered by your own university recognized.

The additional training concluded with the award of a special certificate following successful participation in both exams and a seminar. Due to the great importance that information and media law already has today and will continue to have in the future, the certificate opened up new career prospects as proof of in-depth specialization even during the university education. A new additional course, Law in the digital Economy, will be offered from the winter semester 2024/25.