2021 Edition

Brinkhof is once again presenting the Internet Thesis Award this year for the best legal master’s thesis at the interface of the internet and law. The award is intended for master’s students who will have graduated from a Dutch law school in 2021.

The prize of € 2,000 is intended to encourage students to specialise in important current topics, such as the regulation of all kinds of internet platforms, privacy as a control instrument in the information society, questions concerning artificial intelligence and all other legal questions that are somehow connected to Internet technology.

Theses can be submitted by email until 31 December 2021 by the student or the thesis supervisor, stating the following details:

  • Student name
  • Correspondence address
  • Name of university, graduation discipline and (expected) date of graduation
  • A grade sheet or list showing the thesis grade
  • The master’s thesis as a searchable PDF file
  • Optionally: a letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor

The award ceremony will take place in the spring of 2022 at a legal symposium in Amsterdam, to be announced later. Three finalists will be invited to briefly explain their thesis, after which the jury will determine the winner and award the prize. In addition to the personal presentation, the originality and social relevance of the subject matter will be taken into account in the assessment, along with the general quality and depth of the thesis.

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