The expressed networking activities could not be possible without the European and international joint activity of partners involved in the LEFIS Network.
This idea underlay the establishment of the LEFIS Thematic Network (LEFIS-TN) from 2003 till 2007 which, with European Union support, has emerged as a solid teaching and research infrastructure on law and ICT.
Firstly, LEFIS activities can be traced back to 1999, when nineteen university faculties of law from ten European countries joined together under the coordination of the University of Zaragoza to develop and implement high-quality teaching models for both postgraduate and undergraduate courses in IT law.
Secondly, in an attempt to bring together the academic, and the industrial and institutional perspectives, the LEFIS Thematic Network took these efforts (from 2003 to 2007) to a new level and has significantly extended the dissemination activities.
Thirdly, from 2007 the Law and ICT Shared Virtual Campus project was initiated with the support of the European Union's Virtual Campus Programme that extended the initial development, and included lifelong learning, taking as partners for the teaching of the law the majority of the members of the proposed new LEFIS Network.
 See the PKI system LEFIS UNIZAR in: https://lefis.unizar.es/pki/index.php?lang=en (visited 16 December 2008)
Saarenpaa, (ed.), Legal Privacy, LEFIS Series, vol.