Legal Aspects Related to Digitisation – Practical Experience, Legal Challenges and Theories

5-6 October 2017 - Department of Law, Aarhus University

Oplysninger om arrangementet


torsdag 5. oktober 2017, kl. 09:00 - fredag 6. oktober 2017, kl. 17:00


Department of Law, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 16, 8000 Aarhus C, building 1410 – room 247


The purpose of this PhD course is to provide the students with insight into and competences needed to address the challenges of digitisation within their respective field of law. When researching and teaching in a digitised environment, one needs to be able to draw upon a range of skills from across a legal sphere, whether founded in criminal law, contract and tort law, intellectual property law, constitutional and administrative law, European Union (EU) law, or public and private international law.

Many countries are about to digitise their legal systems. The aim of such strategies is to both digitise and simplify civil and administrative proceedings in order to create a more accessible legal system, a system that can work faster and that hopefully provides for more effective public services and better custom solutions. The ambitions of the Danish Government, the Local Government Denmark and the Danish Regions concerning the ongoing digitalization of the public sector are described in “A stronger and safer digital society – The eGovernment Strategy 2016-2020”. The court system in the Netherlands is preparing new facilities titled the “KEI programme” – a collaborative undertaking of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the judiciary. Under this system litigant will be able to submit civil and administrative case procedural documents, such as divorce petitions, payment dispute documents, or permit dispute documents, in digital form for assessment by the court.

As the ITC-designed decision-making systems are based on generalizations in respect to the interpretation of the sources, and the factual digitalized situations could change the legal thinking in the future. Established legal concepts based on the rule of law do not always align nicely with the developed, and it is one of the tasks for legal scholars to discover such conflicts.

As the PhD course is designed to address the legal aspects of digitisation within a broad range of legal fields, the course will take the following format: After an introductory session, there are two-tracks with focus on private law and public law, respectively. During these sessions, specific issues related to the participants’ projects will be addressed.


Course responsible

Professor Ellen Margrethe Basse, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University

Course responsible PhD secretary

Cita Dyveke Kristensen <link>

Participants’ preparation

A paper of no more than six pages. (See further in the programme). Deadline 20 September 2017. Hand in to PhD secretary Cita Dyveke Kristensen




English if there are participants who are not familar with Danish

Registration deadline

No later than 18 September 2017



Number of participants

A maximum of 20 people