Cyber Law (CYL-P)

Course description


Cyber Law is an upper level elective course given in English at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. The course director is Senior Lecturer Stanley Greenstein and the course administrator is Johan Rosell. We sincerely hope you will enjoy this course. The full and extended version of the Course description may be found here.

Learning objective/Course Aim
As society becomes more digitalized and as globalization increases, the modern lawyer is increasingly going to being required not only to address issues and problems that have a connection to technology but also that transcend national jurisdictions. Therefore, this course aims to provide the student with a basic knowledge of technology. This is necessary to identify modern technological trends associated with digitalization, for example artificial intelligence, and is important considering that much of the IT lawyer’s future responsibilities will involve the translation of technological developments into legal consequences. Also, the student who has completed the elective course shall have acquired insight into the demands on a lawyer practicing in the field of Cyber Law as well as acquired a basic knowledge of information technology. Finally, the course provides the student with the opportunity to acquire experience in applying the English language, both orally and in writing.

Swedish undergraduate law students should have completed at least 150 higher education credits of compulsory courses within the law programme. Foreign undergraduate law students enrolled in the Department of Law at Stockholm University are also eligible to take the course. Students must be sufficiently proficient in English to be able to participate.


Course grade: Examination takes the form of participation in lectures (90% mandatory), seminars (100% mandatory), a final written essay (80% of the final grade) and accompanying essay defense and opposition (20% of the final grade). The course grade is based on a weighing of the individual presentations within the framework for the different examination elements. All of the course’s learning outcomes must be achieved and all examinable activities passed in order to pass the course.

Grading: While the lectures are mandatory, they will not be graded as such. The grading of the examinable elements will comprise of evaluating the student’s individual performance at the mandatory seminars, the execution of the final course essay as well as the final course essay defense and accompanying opposition. Grading is based on both oral and written examination and will be based on active participation in the seminars and the final course essay.

Grading scale: Grades are given on either the Swedish four-grade scale or the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) seven-grade scale. The Swedish grading scale is: Pass with distinction (AB), Pass without distinction (BA), Pass (B) or Fail (U). Students who submit a request at least a week prior to the exam to the course administrator are entitled to a grade on the ECTS seven grade scale. The ECTS seven-grade scale is as follows: A (Excellent), B (Very good), C (Good), D (Satisfactory) or E (Sufficient). Failing grades are Fx (Insufficient) and F (Wholly insufficient). 

Mandatory lectures and seminars: Please note that both lectures and seminars are mandatory. In addition to regular lectures, the course with comprise a number of seminars. These will have various different forms and will require the student to prepare presentations (written and oral) as well as participate in discussions. Active participation at the seminars as well as any accompanying assignments are considered part of the examination. Active attendance means that the student has prepared the seminar assignment and participates in the seminar discussions.”

Course essay: Each student is required to submit an essay at the end of the course. The essay will then need to be defended by that student. In addition, another student will have the role of opponent. The presentation and defense of the essay as well as acting as an opponent at the final seminar is mandatory and cannot be made up. The student is to pick the topic for the paper based in part of the themes covered in the course and in the seminars. The topic of the paper is to be approved by Stanley Greenstein orally or in writing by the date stated in the course schedule.

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Course title:
Cyber Law
Semester: Spring term 2020
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English


Course contact:
Course coordinator:
Johan Rosell
Course manager:
Stanley Greenstein


Azam Mohammad Monirul
Fast Lappalainen Katarina
Greenstein Stanley
Horn Anna
Storr Christine
Agne Lindberg
Alexandra Rosell
Anna Eidvall
Caroline Sundberg
Felix Makarowsky
Helena Hallgarn
Jonas Anund Vogel
Linus Larsén
Magnus Sundqvist
Patricia Mindus
Richard Sannerholm
Taras Låvenberg
Théo Jaekel
Tobias Edvardsson