History and objectives

LegalEngineering is a team of researchers and practitioners working on LegalTech and new technology law.

Digital Economy 3.0 and Industry 4.0 are based on information technology, data, including often personal data, IoT, cloud, etc. Their development leads to an increasing intertwining of law, algorithms and engineering. This in turn raises many doubts and questions in the light of current legal regulations.

The aim of the project is to conduct scientific research in the above areas and to educate lawyers, IT specialists, as well as the general public on the legal aspects of using modern technological solutions.

Universities represented by consortium members

University of Latvia

The University of Latvia is a state university located in Riga, Latvia, founded in 1919. In the QS World University Rankings the university is ranked 801st and 1000th in the world, seventh in the Baltic States and 50th in the EECA category.

Ibero-American University

The Ibero-American University (IBERO), at its Mexico-City campus, is recognised as one of the best private educational institutions in the country, widely known both in Mexico and abroad for the high quality of its study programmes.

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

An Italian non-public university founded in Milan in 1921. In 2007 there were 42,388 students in its 14 faculties located in Milan, Brescia, Piacenza-Cremona, Rome and Campobasso. The founding organisation of the university was the “Giuseppe Toniolo” Institute.

University of Leipzig

It is one of the oldest universities in the world and the second oldest university in Germany. The university was founded by the Saxon princes Friedrich I the Quarrelsome and Wilhelm II the Rich on the basis of a bull of the antipope Alexander V.

University of Verona

An Italian university located in Verona. It was founded in 1982 and is organised in 12 departments. According to the business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, it was named the best non-private university in Italy in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

University of Wroclaw

One of the largest and oldest universities in Poland, founded in 1702 as the Leopoldina Academy. Currently formed by 10 faculties being the heritage of Silesian history and the legacy of Austrian, Prussian, Czech and Polish culture. According to RankPro ranking it is the 2nd best university in Poland. Every year about 8 thousand graduates leave the university.

University of Opole

The University of Opole was established in 1994 by merging the country’s leading pedagogical university, the Higher School of Pedagogy, with the Opole branch of the Catholic University of Lublin.

Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków Academy

The largest non-public university in Małopolska. In the register of non-public HEIs and associations of non-public HEIs kept by the Minister of Education and Science, the university is listed under number 242.

University of Silesia in Katowice

Polish university in Katowice; established on 8 June 1968 as the ninth institution of its kind in the country. According to the Webometric Ranking of World Universities of February 2017, compiled by the Spanish institute Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the university is ranked 9th in Poland among universities and 891st in the world among all types of universities.

University of Szczecin

The University of Szczecin was established on 1 October 1985 under the Act of 21 July 1984, by merging the Faculty of Transport Engineering and Economics of the Szczecin University of Technology (whose origins date back to 1946, when it was a separate university: Academy of Commerce, and since 1950 the Higher School of Economics) and the Higher School of Pedagogy in Szczecin.

University of Gdansk

A Polish university established in 1970 in Gdańsk as a result of the merger of the Higher School of Economics in Sopot (founded in 1945 as the Higher School of Maritime Trade) and the Higher School of Pedagogy in Gdańsk (founded in 1946). Awarded the title of University in the Cloud by Microsoft in 2021.

Cooperation

Foundation for the Development of Electronic Education

FREE aims to conduct interdisciplinary research related to e-learning in the context of the impact of law and new technologies on society and culture. FREE especially supports ambitious researchers who do not have sufficient research resources and are not currently employed anywhere.

NOMOS Publishing House

Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft is one of the leading academic publishers in the fields of law, social sciences and humanities. In all subject areas, the emphasis is on European and international issues. Nomos is therefore a force to be reckoned with even beyond the German-speaking world – this is demonstrated not least by the constantly increasing proportion of publications in English and other foreign languages.

LEGALTECH POLAND Foundation

The LegalTech Poland Foundation was established in 2017. LegalTech Poland Meetup is a discussion around two topics: “Tech for Law” – computerisation and new technologies applied to legal services and “Law for Tech” – law related to the increasing use of technology in virtually every area of life.

Youth Internet Governance Forum Poland

IGF Youth Poland is an initiative that was created in 2020 in cooperation with NASK – National Research Institute. Our main goal is to create an open forum for the exchange of experiences and views between young people and experts from different regions and backgrounds. We want to deepen the discussion on key topics related to Internet governance and encourage young people to get actively involved, both on a regional and international level.