Leiden's Law and Digital Technologies LLM or some other Univ?


I'm interested in the field of technology law in general and came across Leiden's LLM programme in Law and Digital Technologies...but I haven't been able to find much information about it from people who have actually attended the course.

If anyone has any information about this course apart from what it available on their website, please do share. I'm looking for something along the following lines:
- how difficult is it to get into this programme?
- is it worth attending this course if I want to get a job in a law firm/in-house counsel in a tech company?
- how has the general experience been about this course?

Any suggestions on alternatives that are better than this course in Europe would be very helpful. Thank you!
I'm interested in the field of technology law in general and came across Leiden's LLM programme in Law and Digital Technologies...but I haven't been able to find much information about it from people who have actually attended the course.

If anyone has any information about this course apart from what it available on their website, please do share. I'm looking for something along the following lines:
- how difficult is it to get into this programme?
- is it worth attending this course if I want to get a job in a law firm/in-house counsel in a tech company?
- how has the general experience been about this course?

Any suggestions on alternatives that are better than this course in Europe would be very helpful. Thank you!
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rowan
Hello!

I'm partway through the LLM in LDT at Leiden so I'll do my best to answer your questions, although I don't have anything but a general impression for the first one especially but also the next two.

Admissions this year was a special case because it was the programme's first year. I'm guessing next year will be fairly competitive but have only the quality of the programme to base that on (see below).

It's worth attending the course if you want to get a job in a law firm or at a tech company, sure, although my impression is that law firms and tech companies for the next few years will still be looking for traditional lawyers rather than the specialized ones that we're becoming in this programme, I *think*. But that should change, too, and this programme is designed with that pending change in mind, I believe. I do think the programme is extremely well suited right now to lead into regulatory jobs, as an aside.

And lastly, general experience has been really excellent, all around. The profs are generally fantastic and intelligent. It's a lot of work at times but not unbearable. It's a comprehensive programme, as you'll see from the curriculum, though I'd say the focus tends towards socio-law rather than black-letter law (which also makes sense since so much of the law is still developing here -- and where there is black-letter law in data protection, media law, cybersecurity, then there the focus is well balanced).

Please PM me if you have any more questions :) Leiden's also an awesome town in the NL.
Hello!

I'm partway through the LLM in LDT at Leiden so I'll do my best to answer your questions, although I don't have anything but a general impression for the first one especially but also the next two.

Admissions this year was a special case because it was the programme's first year. I'm guessing next year will be fairly competitive but have only the quality of the programme to base that on (see below).

It's worth attending the course if you want to get a job in a law firm or at a tech company, sure, although my impression is that law firms and tech companies for the next few years will still be looking for traditional lawyers rather than the specialized ones that we're becoming in this programme, I *think*. But that should change, too, and this programme is designed with that pending change in mind, I believe. I do think the programme is extremely well suited right now to lead into regulatory jobs, as an aside.

And lastly, general experience has been really excellent, all around. The profs are generally fantastic and intelligent. It's a lot of work at times but not unbearable. It's a comprehensive programme, as you'll see from the curriculum, though I'd say the focus tends towards socio-law rather than black-letter law (which also makes sense since so much of the law is still developing here -- and where there is black-letter law in data protection, media law, cybersecurity, then there the focus is well balanced).

Please PM me if you have any more questions :) Leiden's also an awesome town in the NL.
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Hi rowan,

This is exactly the kind of information I was looking for. Thanks! From what you've written, I think I'll definitely want to attend the course. I do have a few more questions; I'll PM you.
Hi rowan,

This is exactly the kind of information I was looking for. Thanks! From what you've written, I think I'll definitely want to attend the course. I do have a few more questions; I'll PM you.
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7197631
Hi Rowan, thanks for the info. I have been unconditionally admitted in Leiden's LDT for this september too. I will PM you Rowan
Hi Rowan, thanks for the info. I have been unconditionally admitted in Leiden's LDT for this september too. I will PM you Rowan
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