LAWS 3076 Technology, Innovation and the Law
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 201039
Coordinator Grazia Borsellino Opens in new window
Description This unit enables students to proactively adapt to the transforming nature of the legal profession. Students will engage with the technology and innovation expectations of contemporary business, legal practice and community engagements - including the concepts and areas of Big data and Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, Blockchain, legal task automation, e-contracts and smart contracting, technology assisted review, e-Courts, FinTech and RegTech, law tech start-ups, chatbots, and the capacity to develop legal, ethical and regulatory digital literacies. The curriculum will offer insights from a number of innovative and technology focused legal industry experts.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Restrictions Successful completion of 60 credit points.
- Examine new risks, obligations and ethical issues for the courts and practitioners arising from the use of technology in the delivery of justice and legal services.
- Assess how emerging technologies are changing, challenging and enabling the way that lawyers work.
- Critically analyse the way that disruptive technologies challenge regulators across global jurisdictions.
- Use communication skills required by new and emerging technological platforms.
- Law and Technology: lawyers as advocates for vulnerable populations in A World disrupted by Technology
- Paperless Workflows and information security
- information Governance and Privacy in A Big data World
- Forensics & data collection
2. Virtual and Distributed Courts
- virtual Courts
- online Dispute Resolution
- case management systems
3. Legal Technology and Practice
- coding for lawyers
- Technology assisted Review (TAR)
- legal research, Discovery, document and data management
- financial and Regulatory technologies
4. Human Rights and Technology
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Video Presentation||10 minutes||30||N||Group|
|Reflection: Journal||1,000 words||30||N||Individual|
|Applied Legal Technology Project Report||1,500 words||40||N||Individual|
- Kevin D Ashley, Artificial Intelligence and Legal Analytics: New Tools for Law Practice in the Digital Age (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
- Joanna Goodman, Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services (ARK Group, 2016).
- Richard Susskind, Tomorrow�fs Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed, 2017).
- Additional Prescribed Resources will be provided on vUWS.
Parramatta - Victoria Rd (Summer A)
Subject Contact Grazia Borsellino Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.