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LL.M. On Campus

Law in a Digital Economy

Catholic University of Portugal

12 months
14000 EUR/year
14000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The rapid development of technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, blockchain and the Internet of Things have been testing the boundaries of existing legal rules and sparking debate on whether they are fit for purpose. The aim of the LL.M. Law in a Digital Economy is to prepare students to understand and anticipate these challenges and to become skilled practitioners in the area.

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The Law in a Digital Economy programme from Catholic University of Portugal  is designed to provide students with the necessary technical knowledge on the functioning of emerging technologies. We believe that our graduates will only be able to competently engage with the stakeholders of a digital economy – be they regulators, start-up entrepreneurs or major tech companies – if they grasp how the technological context shapes the legal issues they are faced with.

Technology lawyers need also operate in the context of multiple jurisdictions and feel comfortable working with legal sources from different origins. In keeping with the approach of the other programmes offered by Católica Global School of Law, the courses taught within the LL.M. ‘Law in a Digital Economy ’ will have a global focus, instead of a strictly domestic or regional one.

Moreover, these are courses that will require students to come to class fully prepared and to actively participate. Pro-active learning is essential to develop students’ critical thinking and adaptability – two skills that are crucial for those who will practice in a field of law that is in relentless evolution.

Semester Abroad

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the exchange agreements with top American and European Law Schools, and attend an additional semester abroad.

Programme Structure

Pre LL.M. Bootcamp for Lawyers


  • Design Thinking for Lawyers
  • Leadership
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Negotiation
  • Strategic Decision-Making for Lawyers
  • The Economics of the Legal System


  • Algorithms and Financial Markets
  • Big Data and the Law
  • Blockchain and the Law
  • Competition Law in a Digital Economy
  • Cybersecurity Law and Policy
  • Data Protection Law
  • Digital Contracts
  • Digital Taxation
  • Economics of Digitization
  • Fintech
  • Global Law and Digital Technologies
  • Human Rights in a Digital World
  • Innovation Regulation
  • Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property in a Digital Economy
  • Internet Law
  • Internet of Things
  • Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws on the Internet
  • Mass Media and Information Law
  • Startup Law
  • The Law of Artificial Intelligence
  • The Law of Google
  • The Laws of a Sharing Economy
  • The Law of Transnational Private Governance
  • Trade Secret Law
  • Trademark Law in a Digital Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for the academic year 2022/23 are open. Early bird applications until 31 January 2022 | 10% discount on tuition fees.




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All LL.M. candidates must hold a first degree in law.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with strong academic record.
  • You may submit your application at any time.
  • LL.M. applications must be completed with all required documentation.
  • Successful applicants will be sent a formal letter of admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 12 months.

Full-time programme: 1 year

  • € 14.000 payable until July
  • € 15.000 payable in 10 monthly instalments 

Part-time programme: 2 years 

  • € 16.000 payable in 2 instalments

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • Católica Global School of Law Scholarships

Scholarships may be granted to a limited number of students on the basis of merit.In order to benefit from one scholarship you must apply through as a regular student (gather all the mandatory documents, fill the application form and submit the application through the website, including a letter describing your particular circumstances).

  • ELSA Scholarship

Católica Global School of Law will provide a full scholarship for one ELSA member. The application is to be submitted to Católica Global School of Law directly.In addition to the LL.M. application, you must submit a Motivation Letter to ELSA International explaining why you are the right applicant for the scholarship.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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