2 November 2020, by Internetredaktion
Photo: A. Bruhn
The Centre for Law in the Digital Transformation's (ZeRdiT) new Graduate College “The Law in Digital Transformation” has started into the its first semester together with its parent graduate school, the “Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law” (AMBSL). During the first event, the students had the opportunity to get to know each other and gain an insight into the extensive teaching programme. In addition to the topic-specific seminar “Law and Algorithmics”, in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science, they will be able to attend all AMBSL events and the joint colloquium over the coming months.
“The connections between the two Graduate Colleges with their different approaches promises to yield a successful exchange over the next few years”, says Professor Hans-Heinrich Trute, Co-Director of AMBSL and ZeRdiT: “While AMBSL conducts interdisciplinary basic research based on a variety of questions, the doctoral students of the ZeRdiT College will jointly look at the law from a perspective of digital transformation. The goal is not to treat the new, digital opportunities as a black box, but to address the technologies behind it and understand their legal implications. At the same time, we will look at how the law itself is amplified by such new possibilities and thereby also changed”.
By taking a deeper look at this field, we hope to gain a better understanding of what constitutes legal action today and in the future and how university teaching can respond to this. At the same time, AMBSL's broad approach ensures that we have an eye for the bigger picture.“
Under the coordination of Dr. Simone Kuhlmann, Chiara Benvenuto, Fabrizio De Gregorio, Martin Fertmann and Anton Sefkow will conduct research over the next three years on regulatory sandboxes, producer liability when using AI, content moderation in social networks and legal tech in legal education.
They are supported by a team of eight supervisors as well as the Leibniz Institute for Media Research │Hans-Bredow-Institute (HBI) and the Institute of Technical Education and University Didactics of the Hamburg University of Technology (ITBH) as cooperation partners.
The Research Training Group is funded by the State Research Funding Hamburg.