|Study location||Lithuania, Vilnius|
|Nominal duration||1 (60 ECTS)|
|Awards||LL.M. (Master of Law)|
|Tuition fee||€3,120 per year|
|Application fee||€100 one-time
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Applicants for LL.M. studies must have Bachelor’s Degree of Law or equivalent first university degree of Law (3-year study duration minimum).
Application for the citizens of Lithuania: www.mruni.eu/lt/busimiems_studentams/magistranturos_studijos/pt-magistranturos-studijas-rudens-semestrui/
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Lithuanian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
English language proficiency – the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe).
Program aims to prepare highly qualified professionals with a wide range of multidisciplinary competencies in law and technologies.
The legal domain is affected by IoE (Internet of Everything), so it is vital for a lawyer to understand the technology domain. This program aims to cover such technologies (but not limited to): artificial intelligence, big data analytics, reuse of open data, block-chain, crowdsourcing, semantic and other newest disruptive technologies, also gamification.
The subjects of the program are focused to GDPR, IP, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Forensics, Fintech, Regtech, AI&Law, Semantic Legal Web, Robotics and others.
The studies will be different from other programs, because students will participate in hackathons, meetups, workshops, international and regional competitions, and they will have unique opportunity to create their own legaltech startup ant MRU Legaltech startup zone. Participation in the program is flexible, because all material will be provided on-line. Of course, we highly recommend to book all your time for this fantastic adventure, to gain as much as possible benefits from the program.
Nevertheless, the studies will be gamificated, so you will become one of the first students, who will learn how gamification could be used in different areas and domains.
The programme consists of two semesters. The first one will have an introductory course to Law and Technologies, in which students will be introduced to the main subjects of the programme. After this course, the fabulous journey to legal tech galaxy begins. Our main bright stars are:
a) Law and Gamification
b) Law and Artificial Intelligence
c) Law and Semantic Technologies
MRU has strong joint programme designed for games developers with Dongseo University (DSU), Korea. So, you will able to participate in joint activities, hackathons, workshops with those who make games. Gamification in legal domain is not enough exposed yet. So, you could be those ones who will catch unicorns of startups in gamifying the law domain. Our lector dr. Marius Kalinauskas is a lawyer, game design specialist, he defended his thesis in gamification domain.
In the AI course, you will learn not only legal initiatives of AI regulation, problems of regulation of dynamic content and “black box”, but also you will investigate AI use cases for the legal domain. A set of technologies will be introduced, and you will create some innovative legal services during the laboratory classes.
After you learn more about AI, you will understand that you can’t do much in the legal domain, if you don’t have a semantic layer of information, that you want to process. So, the head of the program, who defended his PhD thesis in legal ontologies, accompanied by one of the top guys in the semantic world, will give you a very practical course. After this course, you will know how to construct the main components of knowledge-based systems, and make powerful legal machines.
Other fantastic courses:
a) regulation of fin-tech will present Lithuanian success of fin-tech sector, will be in close touch, of fin-tech companies based in Vilnius, especially Blockchain Centre.
b) regulation of robotics will be held by one of the brightest stars in law and robotics field, our alumni, Marie-Curie post-doc fellowship holder.
c) IP and new technologies protection are held by a well-known professor in a field.
d) Privacy-tech is held by top Lithuanian players in the market in cooperation with an international company of the domain;
e) Cybersecurity, cybercrime and forensics are held with cooperation of Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research, Development and Education, which is based in MRU LAB building.
Program is designed based on market needs:
- Lawyers need new technological and business competencies;
- Technology developments affect legal service market;
- Emerging legaltech start-ups require specially trained lawyers.