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78266 Special Topics in Disruptive Technologies and the Law

6cp
Requisite(s): ( 78101c Postgraduate Legal Research ) OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04147 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07074 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies)) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law)
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Description

This subject covers the impact that disruptive technologies are having on the type of work that lawyers do and the way that we do it. There are three powerful forces at play in this space.

  1. Modern technology is changing the way that society does business and the way people relate to each other. As a consequence, technology is changing the way that different types of relationships break down and how laws are broken.
  2. Lawyers are confronted by and need to find new and better ways to manage and make sense of huge quantities of digital information and electronic correspondence.
  3. Regulators and legal professionals are struggling to keep apace with innovation.

This subject explores these three themes.

More than ever before, lawyers need to be problem solvers. They also need to be adaptive and technically capable. FinTech and LegalTech fluency should be part of every law graduate's armoury and this subject enhances these attributes.

Typical availability

Spring session


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