Lisbon – Law and the Digital Era


ELSA U.Lisboa is thrilled to announce the first edition of its Summer ELSA Law School on “Law and the Digital Era”, which will take place from July 20-27, 2024. This SELS will be held in the capital of Portugal and gastronomy: Lisbon.

Our SELS is the achievement of a purpose that we have aspired to for a long time at ELSA U.Lisboa: combining the opportunity to introduce Participants to our beautiful city, Lisbon, with all its characteristic features such as gastronomy and landscapes, with an interesting Academic Programme about increasingly emerging areas in different legal fields.

 As the European Capital of Innovation of 2023, Lisbon has been investing in innovation and new technologies, proving that it is one of the most important centres of development and transaction in the digital era. This is why the topic of "Law and the Digital Era" is extremely relevant to our city, enabling us to offer Participants a versatile Academic Programme,  featuring lectures and workshops, regarding new technologies and the legal challenges they pose. Contracts, Consumer Law, Cybercrime, and Legal Design will be in the centre of our attention and analysis.

Apart from diving into "Law and the Digital Era", Participants will get to experience our Social and Cultural Programme, which includes group activities on the beach, gastronomic experiences, nightlife, city tours and much more. Participants will need to bring their swimming suits and sunglasses because they might want to swim under the Portuguese sun in July.

You can find more information on our SELS on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Participation fees
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 335€
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 375€
Members of a partner organisation – 400€
ELSA Alumni – 400€
Non-member - 420€
Extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Two-way Airport Transfer - 30€
SELS Lisbon Kit (Tote Bag, T-shirt, Pen, Notebook) - 30€
Lisbon, Portugal
Urban Garden Hostel, Lisbon
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
Faculty of Law of Lisbon
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Academic Programme

The Academic Programme of SELS U.Lisboa will be based on conferences, debates and interactive activities related to new technologies and the legal challenges they pose, with the participation of specialised professors, scholars, lawyers and experts. 

With the development of new technologies, the world faces new legal challenges in different fields. Under the supervision of our main Academic Partner, the University of Lisbon, our SELS will provide Participants with a wide picture of the impact of digitalisation and digital technologies on the Law, focusing on Intellectual Property, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Artificial Intelligence, the Metaverse and the career opportunities in this field. 

Here is the draft Academic Programme of our SELS (subject to change):

  • Saturday
    • None (ArrivalS)
  • Sunday
    • None
  • Monday
    • Introductory Lecture on Law in the Digital Era and Digital Governance
    • Consumers in a Digital Society
    • Cybercrime and Digital Evidence
  • Tuesday
    • Introductory Lecture on Intellectual Property Law
    • Lecture on IP and the challenges posed by Digitalisation
    • IP Workshop – Copyright in the Music Industry
    • The world of Blockchain: Smart Contracts and NFTs
    • Practical Session on Smart Contracts
  • Wednesday
    • Introductory lecture on Artificial intelligence in the EU
    • AI and Data Protection
    • Automation in the mobility sector
    • Automation in the health sector
  • Thursday
    • Interactive Lecture on the Metaverse
    • Data Protection and Privacy in the Metaverse
    • Legal Challenges in the Metaverse
  • Friday
    • Debate about the impact of new technologies on legal professions (LegalTech)
    • Interactive Session on Legal Design
  • Saturday
    • None (Departures)
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