Leibniz Universität Hannover – Institute for Legal Informatics (IRI)

The Leibniz Universität Hannover was originally founded by the renowned scholar Karl Kammarsch in 1831. While its first students numbered only 64, the university has now around 23.000 students. More than 2.300 academics and scientists work at the university in 9 faculties with around 160 departments and institutes.
The Law faculty of Leibniz Universtität Hannover currently hosts 2.000 students. It offers systematic education in German (both Federal and State) Law and it also prepares its students to face the challenges of European and International law.
The Institute of Legal Informatics (IRI) has been an active institution of the Faculty of Law of Leibniz Universität Hannover for more than 30 years. The IRI provides research and education in information technology law covering the full spectrum of this still developing field, covering the full spectrum from data protection law and legal aspects of electronic commerce to all questions of intellectual property (copyright, trademark and patent law). A further focus is on legal theoretical issues raised by information technology. These topics are international by their very nature and cannot be dealt with from a purely national perspective. Therefore, the IRI is part of a network of research institutions from all over the European Union. This network enables students to attend classes in Hanover and abroad to earn a European Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in information technology law.


Institut für Rechtsinformatik Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Königsworther Platz 1 30167 Hannover



Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó forgo@iri.uni-hannover.de

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