These courses are mainly targeted to IBL students, but they are open to all law students interested in international business law issues.
At least 2 years of law studies.
By the end of the course, students should have a strong understanding of a specific area of information law, be familiar with mooting techniques and procedures, be able to confidently identify and apply the relevant law to a problem, and develop their ability to orally formulate and respond to legal arguments.
Teaching may not be offered every year.
Teaching schedule depends on the method of completion.
Students will work as a team and will be given a mooting problem to break down and analyse. Over the preparation period, and with the help of a coach, students will dissect the issues, analyse the relevant law and formulate arguments to support their position. Students will then moot against teams from other universities. The moot will be decided by a guest judge (usually an experienced practitioner or academic) based on the strength of the legal arguments and the performance of the mooters. For more information, see www.infolawmoot.fi.
Students will submit written proceedings, according to the requirements of the moot court. They will also participate in the oral round, if accepted. Estimated times are initial group work, including the creation of submissions (40h); moot practice and participation in the oral rounds (30h); and extra independent/group study as agreed (30 hours).
No specific books or journals are required. The mooting problem will be provided. Research will involve, at the least, reading of EU statutes and case law. Use of ECHR and national jurisprudence, as well as academic criticisms, may also be recommended, depending on the specific nature of the problem.
Pass/fail, based on completing the written and oral (if applicable) submissions. Credits are awarded whether or not the team wins.
Prerequisites: Applicants should have existing knowledge of information law, including data protection law, and basic knowledge of EU law in general.
Maximum amount of students: 8 students (4 active mooters, with up to 4 support/backup members)
Depends on teaching.
Teachers: Sam Wrigley and Tobias Bräutigam