Leiden University's Master of Laws in Advanced Legal and Digital Studies (L.L.M.) explores law and governance related to the Internet, computers, mobile devices, persuasive technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous systems, etc. These digital technologies present unprecedented challenges to the law. They raise questions about their governance (e.g., in relation to global reach and jurisdiction) and can both promote and threaten long-recognized fundamental values and rights, such as the right to privacy. Moreover, they can be effective tools for (cyber)crime or impede government accountability if not used in accordance with legitimate procedures. While digital technology challenges the legal system, it is also the most powerful tool for regulating it. In Advanced Studies in Law and Digital Technologies (L.L.M.), you will explore the multi-dimensional relationship between law and digital technologies with academic and professional experts in the field. The tension between law and digital technology presents a particularly interesting challenge for lawyers and legal scholars. It is often argued that technology is evolving faster than law. However, accelerated changes in digital technologies are almost always accompanied by rapid adaptation of existing laws or the adoption of new ones. This creates a dynamic area of law that requires legal scholars and professionals to not only have an up-to-date perspective, but also a deep theoretical understanding of the legal issues surrounding evolving technologies and the practical skills to thrive in a growing interdisciplinary, global field. Law and Digital Technologies (LL.M.), involves equipping students with this overview, theoretical understanding, and practical skills. You will develop knowledge of law and digital governance by analyzing national, European, and international law (hard law, soft law, case law), as well as exploring broader ethical and societal issues in digital technology. In your research, you will combine general regulatory theory (Internet governance and techno-regulation) and national, European, and international law (hard law, soft law, and case law), and combine these with elements of technology philosophy and ethics. The Leiden Law School has earned its reputation by combining a high level of academic teaching with recognized and innovative research. This tradition of quality attracts prestigious professors and specialists from all over the world who teach in a challenging and supportive environment. In addition to the international focus of the curriculum, the unique mix of students and faculty from all continents makes our program truly international. Do you want to learn more about the complex legal and regulatory issues surrounding the development and convergence of digital technologies? Law and Digital Technologies is a focused and demanding graduate program that will help you deepen your knowledge of this growing area of law. It is designed for both legal professionals and graduate students who want to gain in-depth knowledge of law and digital technologies from a European, international, and interdisciplinary perspective.