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LAWS17-556: Information Technology and the Law

Description

Information Technology and the Law is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law in which undergraduate students may be permitted to enrol. This subject explores ways in which the law has adapted, or is likely to adapt, to developments in information technology. The issues discussed vary from year to year, depending on what is topical at the time. Examples of issues studied include the development and regulation of the Internet; globalisation and cross-border jurisdiction; freedom of information and data privacy; liability of Internet Service Providers and the protection of computer technology through intellectual property rights. The approach is international and comparative where appropriate. Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of topical legal issues relating to the Internet and information technology through their ability to critically analyse and resolve relevant problems both orally and in writing.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS17-556
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe topical legal issues in the field of information and communications technology.
  2. Understand, summarise and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of different views on each legal issue.
  3. Listen to others express their ideas, refining their own ideas and communicating their ideas both orally and in writing.
  4. Apply their knowledge and skills in analysing new situations and defending their arguments.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Must have completed a minimum 120 Credit Points of LAWS subjects AND have a minimum average of 65% in LAWS subjects. Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
    Semester start: 18/09/2023
    Subject start: 18/09/2023
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2023
    Cancellation 2: 27/09/2023
    Last enrolment: 24/09/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 03/10/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 12/10/2023
    Teaching census: 02/10/2023
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
Semester start: 18/09/2023
Subject start: 18/09/2023
Cancellation 1: 26/09/2023
Cancellation 2: 27/09/2023
Last enrolment: 24/09/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 03/10/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 12/10/2023
Teaching census: 02/10/2023