Cooperations within the courses offered by the IRI
The Institute cooperates in all of its educational courses with renowned international academic partners, as occurs with the LL.M. Degree in IT Law and Intellectual Property Law. This accredited and certified course is designed to last for one year, and since the winter semester 1999/2000 has been offered as part of the European Legal Informatics Study Programme (EULISP ). The academic year includes a study-related stay abroad at one of ten European universities within the EULISP network . It is the oldest postgraduate degree program in this field to be found in Germany. Teachers of EULISP partners also act as lecturers at the International Summer School. As part of the Bachelor's degree program offered since the winter semester 2011/12 on Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law (LL.B. ), the institute currently cooperates with three partner universities in Europe and in Japan, where students can spend a year abroad. Further collaborations are planned. The structure of the program is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
In addition, there is an intensive collaboration between practice and teaching. Within the EULISP course, teaching is undertaken by two honorary professors and renowned lawyers with a relevant specialization from all over Germany.
Lastly, the IRI also maintains close contact with the Alumni of the LLM degree. Its regular joint events with the EULISP Alumni Germany eV http://www.eulisp-alumni.de/ , within the series “Forum IT Law” provide a welcome and popular source of educational enrichment.