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.

Leading research and teaching on Internet law


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“We are home to some of the most outstanding researchers in these fields in the UK, working with IT practitioners worldwide and the international academic and policy making community.”

Professor Steve Saxby, Professor of IT Law and Public Policy

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