IT law, tilburg or Goettingen in Germany


quietstorm
Hi, I got admitted by both, and would appreciate some input from people who may have some knowledge of and insight into any or both of these two programmes.
I have years of experience in corporate law but my knowledge of IP/IT is limited to transactions i was involve in relating to the area, minimal.

My furture plan is to get into area relating to IT, as it's the an area discussions are happening in where I am from, China.

Pros and Cons of the two programmes as far as I understand
Tilburg:
pros: very lively, edge-cutting, interdisciplinary,
cons: for someone like me who has little background in IT/IP, may be too overwhelming? (through the programme interviewer gave me positive feedback on my interview)
campus is not the most attractive but I heard it does not matter too much?

Goettingen
pros: should expect curriculam to lay a decent ground for me, good things about teaching in IP courses
cons: 50% curriculum on IP law, not too much emphasis on new techs
away from job market
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Hi, I got admitted by both, and would appreciate some input from people who may have some knowledge of and insight into any or both of these two programmes.
I have years of experience in corporate law but my knowledge of IP/IT is limited to transactions i was involve in relating to the area, minimal.

My furture plan is to get into area relating to IT, as it's the an area discussions are happening in where I am from, China.

Pros and Cons of the two programmes as far as I understand
Tilburg:
pros: very lively, edge-cutting, interdisciplinary,
cons: for someone like me who has little background in IT/IP, may be too overwhelming? (through the programme interviewer gave me positive feedback on my interview)
campus is not the most attractive but I heard it does not matter too much?

Goettingen
pros: should expect curriculam to lay a decent ground for me, good things about teaching in IP courses
cons: 50% curriculum on IP law, not too much emphasis on new techs
away from job market
alum commented on chaotic organization
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Hello,

I attended the program in Göttingen over the past two semesters.

With respect to the con about the curriculum, we could take all of our courses in IP or in IT law, or in any combination we chose. In our year, you had to complete 8 courses, plus a thesis. We could choose the courses from a sizeable list of course options in IP and IT law (the list varies per year based-on student interest), and choose the thesis on any topic we chose in IP or IT law. Many students took more than 8 courses as there were really excellent courses to choose from, and it was tempting to take more than the minimum required.

With respect to the con about being away from the job market, many of the lecturers are practitioners in well established job markets in Germany, and there were options for us to engage in internships with many of them that would include us in those larger job markets.

That was the situation in my semesters. I hope it is of some assistance.
Hello,

I attended the program in Göttingen over the past two semesters.

With respect to the con about the curriculum, we could take all of our courses in IP or in IT law, or in any combination we chose. In our year, you had to complete 8 courses, plus a thesis. We could choose the courses from a sizeable list of course options in IP and IT law (the list varies per year based-on student interest), and choose the thesis on any topic we chose in IP or IT law. Many students took more than 8 courses as there were really excellent courses to choose from, and it was tempting to take more than the minimum required.

With respect to the con about being away from the job market, many of the lecturers are practitioners in well established job markets in Germany, and there were options for us to engage in internships with many of them that would include us in those larger job markets.

That was the situation in my semesters. I hope it is of some assistance.
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