Vision und Mission
The generic term “digitalization” can be used to describe a far-reaching economic and social transformation that is driven by technological innovations and has a lasting impact on almost all areas of life. Like all revolutionary trends, the digital revolution raises numerous legal questions. However, a unique characteristic of the digital revolution compared to previous transformation processes such as the industrialization is that not only the objects of law, but also the law and legal work itself are subject to the digital transformation. Therefore, on the one hand, the law has the task of providing a normative framework for this transformation and addressing the phenomena that occur. On the other hand, however, it must also relocate itself within this change.
The BRYTER Center for Digitalization & Law accompanies the digital transformation of the law and addresses the issues raised by digitalization in teaching and research. To this end, the BRYTER Center combines scientific with practical expertise and works at the interface of law and technology.
The purpose of the Center is to train students of the law at EBS Law School in this field and to prepare them for the challenges of their professional careers. Furthermore, the Center conducts practice-oriented, interdisciplinary research projects on the legal issues raised by the phenomena of digitalization and organizes events.
The BRYTER Center’s teaching and research focuses on current issues in the field of digitalization and law. On the one hand, the legal framework for the use of new technologies is addressed (“Law in Tech”). Here, the focus is on the governance function of law for the phenomena associated with digitalization. In addition, the effects of digital transformation on the law itself will be examined.
On the other hand, another major topic of the BRYTER Center’s activities is the impact of the increasing use of
technology in the legal profession (“Tech in Law”). A particular focus is on the changes in legal working methods and the resulting requirements for legal education and training. Furthermore, the potential of automation in the legal sector is one of the center’s core competencies.