Brussels – New Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Law


ELSA Brussels is organising a Winter ELSA Law School at the ULB (Université libre de Bruxelles). The event will take place from February 18 - February 25, 2024. The students will be hosted by ELSA Brussels and will participate in a varied academic and social programme. 

The focus of the Winter ELSA Law School lies in the deepening of the legal knowledge of the participants. However, ELSA Brussels will also offer cultural and social activities, such as visits to the city of Brussels and visits to the European Union institutions, as well as evening events. The Winter ELSA Law School will allow young lawyers or students to expand their network and evolve in an international environment. 

The subject

In view of the significant progress made in the field of computer science, algorithmic systems can now efficiently process large amounts of data and make decisions more or less autonomously. Numerous sectors of activity make use of algorithms, which contribute to everyday decision-making. These decisions produce legal effects which are imposed on people.

Numerous questions arise: What law applies to the actions of algorithms? Can AI be held responsible for their actions? How can these acts be qualified? How does current law regulate the use of new technologies?

Many questions will be answered at our Winter ELSA Law School. The event will provide participants with a general overview of the subject matter of digital law.

Participation fees
ELSA member from a favoured country - 335€
ELSA member from a non-favoured country - 375€
Member of a Partner Organisation - 425€
ELSA Alumni - 400€
Non ELSA member - 425€
Extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Atomium and mini-Europe - 30€
Brussels, Belgium
Safestay, Brussels
Number of participants
Date of arrival
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Academic Partner
Université libre de Bruxelles
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Academic Programme

The academic programme of our WELS will be constituted of intensive courses on New Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Law. The event will gather some of the most renowned Belgian experts in the field, most of them legal scholars and professors. We have also invited members of the Digital Development Unit of the Council of Europe (some of them have already participated in our successful Webinar Academy on New Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Law). As for the content of the academic programme, we hope to teach our participants the basics and different components of New Technologies/Artificial Intelligence/Data law in order for them to understand, through active discussions and seminars, what issues this relatively new field of law brings about.

Here is the draft academic program of our WELS (subject to change) :

  • Sunday
    • None (arrivals)
  • Monday
    • The impact of AI on the Legal System
    • The algorithmic revolution and the impact of algorithms on society
    • How AI will shake up our economy
  • Tuesday
    • Law from bla-bla-bla to f(x) = ax+b : A pragmatic survival guide to SMART Law
    • Transformation of law and regulation in the global and digital society
  • Wednesday
    • Visit of the European Parliament
    • Visit of the House of European History 
  • Thursday
    • The impact of Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies on fundamental rights
  • Friday
    • Copyright Protection for AI Production ?
    • Data protection and AI
  • Saturday
    • None (Social/Cultural Programme)
  • Sunday
    • None (departures)
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