Mission and Objectives

In order to maintain its leading position in the field of legal research regarding the challenges posed by Information Technology and E-Commerce, the Université de Montréal has created the L. R. Wilson Chair in Information Technology and E-Commerce Law, which is part of the Faculty of Law's Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP).

The L. R. Wilson Chair aims to encourage research on legal norms that could facilitate interactions on the Internet. It will reinforce the CRDP's position as a centre of excellence in information technology law, as well as play a leading role in creating ties with the legal profession and business, and be instrumental in establishing new initiatives.

The Chair's objectives are to study how existing law adapts to regulate e-commerce and other exchanges on the Internet; to increase expertise with respect to contracts, intellectual property, human rights, and dispute prevention and resolution in cyberspace; and to develop strategies that allows the successful conduct of E-Commerce and other activities on the Internet, including online mediation and arbitration.

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This content has been updated on 17 June 2015 at 23 h 51 min.