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Munich Legal Tech Summer School - Call for Participation

1st Munich Legal Tech Summer School
02.08.2021 – 06.08.2021
Munich, Germany and online

Application Deadline: 25.04.2021 

The chair of software engineering for business information systems and the professorship for Legal Tech at the Technical University of Munich are organizing an interdisciplinary summer school on Legal Tech for PhD students and early career postdocs.



The mission of the 1st Munich LegalTech Summer School is to bring together excellent junior researchers with computer science and legal background to foster an interdisciplinary exchange. With talks from world-class experts, collaborative practical lab sessions, and discussion sessions, we want to educate the next generation of LegalTech researchers. Thereby, we want to examine the different sub areas of the research, from a legal, as well as from a computer science point of view, with talks including the topics:

  • Natural Legal Language Processing
  • Court Case Outcome Prediction
  • Legal Data Science
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Argument Mining
  • Ethics and Fairness

The focus of the summer school will be on empirical research. Therefore, an important part will be hands-on lab sessions where participants are encouraged to apply their newly acquired knowledge on real datasets and problems within interdisciplinary teams.


Participation and Safety

We will take all possible measures to enable safe on-site participation in Munich according to local health and safety regulations. If on-site participation or travelling is not possible, or you feel unsafe to do so, you will be able to participate remotely. For planning reasons, please indicate in your application whether you would want to participate on-site if possible or prefer remote participation. This is merely a first indication and not binding.


Application and Costs

Participation in the Summer School will be free of charge. Costs for travel and accommodation for all participants will be covered through travel grants. Registration will close 25th of April 2021.

The number of participants is limited to 30 in order to provide an interactive learning atmosphere. We invite applications from PhD students and recently graduated postdocs from the fields of computer science, law, and related fields. In order to apply, please write an email to including the following documents:

  • Motivation statement
  • CV
  • Documents showing you're enrolled as a PhD student / you recently finished your PhD and - are now working as a postdoc
  • One page abstract of your dissertation topic or research interest



For more information, a list of speakers, and a detailed program, please visit

If you have any questions, please also write to


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