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The international and interdisciplinary Summer School for IT Law and Legal Informatics is held annually at Saarland University in Saarbrücken. It is aimed at young researchers and practitioners keen to discuss current topics in IT Law and Legal Informatics in an international forum. Students are usually admitted subject to special interest and availability of places.

After careful consideration, the Summer School Administration has decided to call off the Summer School 2024 program. We are now focusing on the Summer School 2025 programme! As always, we aim to offer our guests a great experience, enriching discussions and world-class speakers on the latest developments in IT law. Our team is already preparing for next year, and we look forward to hosting an enriching and engaging Summer School next year. Please stay tuned to our website for future updates and announcements. A detailed program for the Saarland University Summer School on IT Law and Legal Informatics will soon be available at

Flight delays, unjustified rent increases or fraudulent diesel engines: although the number of lawsuits before German civil courts has slightly decreased, the courts and the judges suffer under an overload of monotonous legal disputes. In an international and interdisciplinary workshop at the Institute for Legal Informatics on 9 August 2023, current issues surrounding the use of AI systems in the legal field will be examined by experts from the judiciary, the legal tech industry and academia. The workshop is part of the “Explainable Intelligent Systems” project funded by the Volkswagen Foundations.

On Friday, October 21, Professor Dr. Georg Borges will give a lecture on Liability for AI – Current Developments in EU Law. The University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, has extended the invitation. Borges will give an overview of the long-awaited AI Liability Directive proposed by the EU Commission on September 28, 2022, and explore whether it can live up to expectations. We cordially invite you to attend. Start time is 12pm (Edmonton local time), 8pm in Germany. You can log in here with the password W!nter22.

On Wednesday, February 8, from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., the Institute of Legal Informatics will host a conference together with Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan. The international event focusses the digitalization of administration in Germany and Japan. As speakers, Professor Dr. Georg Borges has invited the following renowned experts: Professor Mayu Terada from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Professor Takehiro Ohya from Keio University, Tokyo, and Dr. Christian Geminn from the University of Kassel. Informations

"Automation of Business Relationships in Industry and Business" – Professor Dr. Georg Borges will open this year's ReMeP conference in Vienna as keynote speaker on September 5, 2022 at 9:30 am with his keynote on this topic. The ReMeP – Research Meets Practice – IT conference takes place annually. This year’s hybrid conference focusses on "Integrated Platform Solutions for Industry 4.0".

BMAS: ExamAI – KI Testing & Auditing

In the BMAS (Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) project "ExamAI" Professor Borges' chair develops concepts for auditing and certification of AI applications. Further information: ExamAI


Legal Testbed

The chair of Prof. Borges is developing solutions for Industry 4.0 through the project "Recht-Testbed Industrie 4.0" funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). More...


As part of the »INITIATIVE« project Professor Borges' team is working on AI-supported communication for autonomous vehicles in traffic. Click here to learn more...

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