Since 2014 Stibbe Amsterdam and Stibbe Brussels are assisting final-year law students with providing free, pro bono legal advice on matters concerning information technology law, privacy, and intellectual property law.
Stibbe Amsterdam participates in De Clinic programme, facilitated by the Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam and endorsed by the Amsterdam Economic Board.
Stibbe Brussels participates in KU Leuven’s ICT Law Incubator project. Together with the “mentors” from Stibbe Brussels, the students provide legal advice to two start-ups, FEops and UxProbe.
Both the ICT Law Incubator project and De Clinic programme are part of the European Law Incubator project iLinc. This project aims to provide free legal support to start-ups whilst offering postgraduate law students the opportunity to gain practical experience. iLINC is supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union and is part of EU Hub. Other participating universities are Queen Mary University of London, Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research Hamburg, and associate partner to the project, The Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy of the University of Brooklyn in New York.