The Institute for Law and the Web (ILAWS)

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Exploring online legal issues

ILAWS is a unique interdisciplinary research centre. It brings together legal expertise in key domains such as information technology law, e-commerce, IT law and public policy and intellectual property law. Our academics publish extensively in journals and write the definitive texts.

It is the host of a new interdisciplinary core on Law, Internet and culture, iCLIC which will be organising regular events on cross-disciplinary subjects and will run a seminar series on IP/IT related issues in collaboration with Bournemouth University.

Leading research and teaching on Internet law

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First iCLIC conference to be held at the Southampton Law SchoolChallenges and opportunities

Enrolling intermed- aries in the law enforcement process 17-18 September 2015.

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“We now have a team of enthusiastic and talented researchers in the field of intellectual property and information technology law, brainstorming on the creation of new interdisciplinary bridges for research and a new LLM with a true interdisciplinary dimension. Stay tuned!”

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