Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module, DSMEUS, 2017-2020
Digital Single Market as a New Core of European Union Studies
Summary of the project:
Tallinn Law School (Department of Law) has provided EU law studies for a decade and has been focusing on the field of law and technology for approximately 5 years which has brought notoriety in the field, in both of research and teaching, across Europe and further, attracting students and research networks from all over the world. Our students come from the EU as well as neighbouring countries; our research partners from all over the world contribute to our publications (law and technology books published by Springer, article co-publishing and joining in project consortia). This project aims to deepen the specialisation even further, introducing Digital Single Market law-focused modules, accessible to all TalTech students. The new specialisations needed with the effectuating of the DSM generate new jobs that require digital skills, and not only from the IT sector but from all fields, including law. The ever powerful information technology needs to be framed with a proper legislation and regulatory policies, and in order to achieve this, our societies must be adaptable from the ground up. Given project aims to address and tackle the need for future specialists in the interdisciplinary fields of law and technology, including data protection officials, aware of the seamless flow of data in the digital environment and the effect of big data; including ICT specialists cautious of the protection digital identities in the e-society and natural resources such as spectrum allocation or establishment of new technologies and their legal framework, such as setting up 5G, or protecting our economics against cyber threats and hybrid threats. In order to prepare contemporary lawyers for their future prospects, the project foresees 3 modules of teaching: general DSM course, ICT law course and ethics of law and technology; and a practical legal clinic running on the side in order to practice the skills learned in parallel with the studies to engage in and obtain a comprehension of the practical side.
Project duration: 01.09.2017-31.08.2020