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.

TILT Clinics

At TILT we offer the opportunity for students for cooperation between academia and practice: the TILT Clinic. This is a close cooperation in which 4 Master students are working on an assignment commissioned by a company. The first TILT Clinic was a cooperation between Louwers IP/Technology Lawyers and four students regarding the privacy implications of health and lifestyle monitoring wearables.

Interested in cooperating with TILT in a TILT Clinic?

We are currently looking for companies which are interested in commissioning an assignment for a new TILT Clinic. The exact arrangement is flexible, in order to accommodate the wishes of the commissioning party.

Key features

  • 1 month / 2 days a week
  • 1 assignment commissioned by practice
  • 4 talented students
  • 1 day of supervision at the university
  • 1 day of supervision at the commissioner’s premises
  • Concrete predefined end result

Advantages of the program for the commissioning company

  • Recruiting talented students
  • Minimum investment
  • Different perspectives on a topical issue
  • Pre-defined end result
  • PR via the network of Tilburg Law School
  • Bonding with Tilburg University

Advantages for students

  • Boost for CV
  • Gain practical experience
  • Use research for paper/thesis

Advantages for Tilburg Law School

  • Creating internship opportunities for students
  • Closer ties with company

At TILT we have two types of clinics:

Clinics in collaboration with various businesses and organizations

On the 6th of March 2018 a group of Tilburg University students commenced with our latest TILT Clinic.

During the TILT IP Law Clinic with Crossyn, our students will work closely with the team at Crossyn Automotive to investigate Intellectual Property in the era of the Internet of Cars. We are proud to say that this law clinic is being run in conjunction with an alumni from TLS, Bas van der Heijden, who approached us with the idea for the law clinic, after having himself taken part in a previous law clinic.

We hope the Law Clinic will provide a valuable experience to our students and further improve the cooperation between academia and practice.

Clinics in collaboration with other Universities

Clinics in collaboration with the University of Stanford and Higher School of Economics (HSE) of Moscow

This clinic focuses on submitting third-party interventions in key cases before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strassbourg.

Clinics in collaboration with Haifa University (Israel) and Ottawa University (Canada)

TILT has entered into a cooperation with Tal Zarsky from Haifa University (Israel) and Michael Geist from Ottawa University (Canada). The goal of the project is to have students from each university to write a paper together on topics such as autonomous cars, smart grids, smart cities, cyber-warfare and internet of things. 3 TILT students will join this research project this year, 3 students will follow next year.

Each student will cooperate on a different topic with students from the other universities. Through such collaboration, international and interdisciplinary insights are gained. Students and a TILT teacher will visit Haifa University in May 2017 to follow classes and discus their draft paper. After that, the paper will be finished in the months of June and July, delivering three comparative and interdisciplinary papers by students from Haifa, Tilburg and Ottawa University.

Application has been closed.

More information for interested companies as well as students: