Porto – Law and Tech


With the arrival of a new Summer, ELSA U. Porto is very pleased to announce the 3rd Edition of Summer ELSA Law School Porto on Law and Technology, which will take place from July 21 - 28, 2024.

Our SELS promises a unique combination of intellectual and practical stimulation, cultural enrichment and self-discovery, as well as personal growth. Our only question is: why settle for an ordinary summer when you can make it extraordinary?

Our Academic Programme, provides Participants with the best opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals from all over the world, fostering a diverse and global network. During the Programme, Participants will have the chance to enhance their understanding of a wide range of legal subjects associated with a growing and increasingly significant field, Technology. This will be accomplished through panels, seminars, conferences, debates, and workshops.

Porto, named the World's Leading City Destination in 2022 by the World Travel Awards, seamlessly merges modernity with history. Our UNESCO World Heritage city offers picturesque landscapes and a hospitable ambience and is the perfect venue for Participants to have the best academic, cultural, and social experience. A wide plethora of planned cultural and social activities ensure that Participants will never get bored! 

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Porto, where tradition meets innovation and have one of the best experiences of your entire life? 

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 - 400€
Extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Surf Lesson - 30€
Boat Trip - 20€
Porto, Portugal
Rivoli Cinema Hostel, Porto
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Academic Partner
Faculty of Law of the University of Porto
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Academic Programme

The Academic Programme of our Summer ELSA Law School will offer Participants an immersive exploration of the dynamic intersection between Law and Technology in the vibrant city of Porto. During our 5-day course, Participants will delve into cutting-edge topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection, Blockchain, and Space Law, challenging their knowledge, expanding their horizons, and fostering innovative thinking.

One of the highlights of our Academic Programme is the visit to UPTEC Baixa’s facilities, followed by a workshop on Artificial Intelligence and the Liberal Revolution. UPTEC (Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto) is, according to the University of Porto, a meeting point for different disciplines, contexts, and experts. Offering various activities, our Academic Programme aims to inspire collaboration, networking, and experiential learning, and equip Participants with valuable insights and skills.

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

  • Sunday
    • None (Arrivals)
  • Monday
    • Shareholders’ Agreement
    • General Data Protection Regulation
    • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
  • Tuesday
    • Smart Contracts
    • Copyright in the Digital Age
    • Artificial Intelligence and Patents
    • Institutional Visit to the Porto Court of Appeal
  • Wednesday
    • Space Law
    • Introduction to Programming
  • Thursday
    • Digital Platforms for Legal Use
    • Civil Liability for Damages Caused by Autonomous Vehicles
  • Friday
    • Consumer Law
    • Artificial Intelligence within Corporate Governance
    • Debate
  • Saturday
    • None
  • Sunday
    • None (Departures)
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