Brinkhof Internet Thesis Award: call for theses!

This year, Brinkhof will again award the Internet Thesis Award for the best legal master’s thesis on the intersection of the internet and law. The prize is intended for master’s students who graduated from a Dutch law school in the year 2023 or 2024.

The €2,000 prize is intended to encourage students to specialise in important current themes, such as the regulation of all kinds of internet platforms (think, for example, of the Digital Services Act), privacy as an instrument of control in the information society, questions concerning artificial intelligence and all other legal questions that interface with internet technology.

Theses can be submitted (to: by the student or thesis supervisor until 9 August 2024, indicating the following details:
– Student’s name
– Correspondence address
– Name of university, thesis discipline and date of graduation

– Language of the thesis (i.e. Dutch or English)
– A mark sheet or grade list showing the thesis grade
– The master’s thesis as a searchable PDF file– Optional: a letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor

The award ceremony will take place 9 October 2024 (exact date might be subject to change) at a legal symposium in Amsterdam (to be announced later). During the ceremony, three finalists will be invited to briefly present their thesis, after which the jury will determine the winner and award the prize. In the assessment, in addition to the personal presentation, the originality and social relevance of the topic will weigh in, together with the overall quality and depth of the thesis.

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