How to Apply

UPDATE: At least for now, the organising committee has decided not to postpone or cancel the summer school due to COVID-19. The summer school will take in place in Florence from 13-17 July as scheduled. You are invited to submit your application within April 10 2020. We will provide you further updates in the next weeks.

FLOS is a one-week program dealing with the ground-breaking legal challenges of new automated technologies.

This initiative is generally open to whoever is interested in law and technology. Scholars, practictioners and students are encouraged to apply.

To apply to FLOS, candidates should submit their application providing:

Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter

Please submit the application only when you have filled in all the information correctly and have successfully uploaded your CV and cover letter. Incomplete application will not be taken into consideration.

Applications are accepted until Friday April 10 by filling the following module

Application Module

All classes are in English and participants therefore need to have a strong command of English. No language certificate is required.

Applicants of all nationalities are eligible.

Applications will be evaluated by Monday April 20. Admitted candidates will receive an acceptance email with further information about next steps.

The maximum number of participants is 40; we will create a reserve list and notify reserve list students if places open up after our initial admission of candidates. 

Early bird application – March 2

Regular application – April 10

Tuition fee 

Selected candidates will receive a link to register online and pay the tuition fee.

The fee for participating in FLOS is 700 euro. For those who apply within Monday 2 March the tuition fee is 580 euros.

The tuition fee includes materials, lunches, coffee breaks, the first-day reception and the social dinner. 


A very limited number of scholarship covering tuition fee is available. To apply for scholarship, applicants should submit an unpublished research paper no longer than 8000 words (including footnotes) concerning the topics of the summer school.

Applicants should send their paper by e-mail to

Erik Longo –

Giovanni De Gregorio –

Interested early bird and regular applicants shall submit their paper within Monday April 20 (deadline for regular application).

The organising and scientific committee will evaluate applicants’ works. The submission of the paper does not automatically ensure the award of the scholarship.