Invitatie Institute of Advanced Legal Studies – Electronic Evidence Course – Londra, 8-12 iunie 2015

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Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
School of Advanced Study, University of London,
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B
You and your colleagues are warmly invited to the following:
Monday 08 - Friday 12 June 2015
Course on Electronic Evidence (including Electronic Signatures)
This course is designed for judges, lawyers, police investigators and legal academics with a good knowledge of the law.
The aim is to provide a detailed introduction to electronic evidence and the issues surrounding the topic in the context of the legal knowledge of those participating on the course.
The discussions cover the legal issues that affect every legal system, and the course will not concentrate on a specific jurisdiction: the aim is to compare and contrast decisions and legislation across the globe.
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Course Director: Stephen Mason is a barrister, an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London) and a member of the IT Panel of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales.
He is the author of Electronic Signatures in Law (3rd edn, Cambridge University Press, 2012) and When Bank Systems Fail Debit cards, credit cards, ATMs, mobile and online banking: your rights and what to do when things go wrong (2nd edn, PP Publishing, 2014); and the general editor of Electronic Evidence (3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2012) and International Electronic Evidence (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2008).
He founded the international open source journal Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, which has become an international focal point for judges, lawyers and researchers.
Stephen has acted as the external marker in postgraduate degrees dealing with electronic evidence: LLM at the University of Oslo (2006), PhD at the University of Exeter (2013); PhD at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (pending).
Visiting Lecturers: The following visiting lecturers have agreed to give lectures if their availability permits (not every visiting lecturer will give a lecture on the course):
• Esther George LLB (Hons), LLM, MA, previously a Senior Policy Advisor and Crown Advocate at the Crown Prosecution Service HQ Policy Directorate. Esther specialised in internet and computer enabled crime, digital evidence and data protection. In January 2002 Esther became the project manager for the CPS High-Tec Crime Project. Esther presently acts as a consultant to other prosecutors in high-tec crime cases.
• Iain G. Mitchell QC is a member of both the Scottish and English Bars. He is Chairman of the Scottish Society for Computers and Law and is an honorary lecturer at the Institut für Informations- Telekommunikations- und Medienrecht at the Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Westphalia, as well as being a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and author of the chapter on Scotland in Electronic Evidence (3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2012).
• Burkhard Schafer MA, LLM, FHEA is Professor of Computational Legal Theory at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, a Co-director of the Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistic and Legal Reasoning, the AHRC SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP law, and lead author of chapter 2 in Electronic Evidence (3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2012).
• Andrew Sheldon is a digital forensic technologist with almost 20 years experience advising government, legal and corporate clients worldwide. He was one of the first to gain a Masters Degree in Forensic Computing from Cranfield University, Royal Military College of Science, and has conducted thousands of digital examinations into activities as diverse as indecent images, digital piracy, IP theft and manslaughter. He is the co-author of chapter 3 in Electronic Evidence (3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2012).
• Peter Sommer is a Visiting Professor at de Montfort University and a Visiting Reader at the Open University. He is a former Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been providing computer-related expert witness and digital forensic services since 1985. As an academic, he teaches information system security, digital investigations and digital forensics, but his first degree is in law and this enables him to provide uniquely focused services to lawyers and investigators.
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Course Fee: £1,200.00
Language Requirement: Teaching will be in English. Language ability will not be vetted but to fully benefit attendees should be fluent in written and verbal English.
Certificate Awarded: Upon completion of the course, for which attendance is compulsory, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London).
CPD: Bar Standards Board, 20 CPD hours.
Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

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Belinda Crothers
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Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
School of Advanced Study, University of London
17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
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