Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

TILT studies emerging technologies and their impact on the individual and society, recognizing the interplay between technology, regulation and fundamental values & human rights.

Education and Teaching Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

Bachelor's program

TILT offers various courses in Law and Technology for Bachelor and advanced students in law and related fields. TILT researchers are involved in the Global Law Bachelor by teaching a course on Technology and Society. The aim of this course is to develop students’ knowledge of important trends in technological developments to the degree that these developments are relevant for regulation, legislation, and enforcement.

Master's program

The cornerstone of TILT's education program is its Master's program in Law and Technology. This LL.M. course started in September 2005. The program attracts 50 students from all over the world on a yearly basis. The program focuses on regulatory and legal aspects of the introduction of innovative technologies. It includes courses on intellectual property rights management, legal aspects of biotechnology, risk management and regulation, and ethics of technology.

Students are trained in assessing the mutual relationships between technologies and society, through a profound interdisciplinary knowledge of technology, law, and society. In individual courses extra attention is paid to typical requirements of lawyers practice. Additional seminars are provided on topical developments

Praise for TILT's Law and Technology Master

In the 2013 edition of the "Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs" (Holland's most important independent brochure for students to facilitate their choice of studies) TILT's Law and Technology master is rated among the best specialized law master programs. Among the masters in law and technology or ICT it is rated the best. The curriculum receives praise by both students and scholars. Contact opportunities with staff are also rated excellent.

In the 2015 edition of the “Keuzegids Masteropleidingen” (a guide which provides yearly rankings based on a national student survey), the Law and Technology master received the highest score out of the master’s programs of the Tilburg Law Faculty, together with the Research Master in Law.

Tailor made courses

TILT also teaches various tailor made courses of postgraduate levels, for instance in e-commerce, ICT contracts, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, public information law, and cybercrime.