- Code LEGM8002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Legal Practice MLP
- Areas of interest Law, Computer Science, Legal Practice
- Academic career PGRD
- Scott Chamberlain
- Mode of delivery Online
Second Semester 2020
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This course allows students to apply the knowledge they have learned in Blockchain & Legal Innovation I to solving systemic legal problems by completely re-imagining how particular relationships or transactions can be automated by fusing traditional legal services with the "Lex Automagica" tech-sytack of blockchain, digital assets, smart contracts and AI. We begin with some initial workshops and a case study. Then the focus is on mentor-assisted team-based projects, applying knowledge from the previous course to the problem of designing specific solutions. The major assessment is a research or whitepaper addressing the technical and regulatory barriers to an original, innovatve, and holistic solution to a systemic legal problem, such as digital identity, bockchain-based real estate, online dispute resolution, international trade, money, finance and securities, government regulation and oversight, or any of the other potential use-cases for blockchain and smart contract technology.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Research and critically analyse the technical, legal, and policy issues involved in applying blockchain, digital assets, smart contracts, and AI to automate any given relationship, transaction or regulatory area.
- Synthesise and apply legal and technical knowledge to address major technical, legal or regulatory barriers and propose viable, innovative solutions to legal problems.
- Plan and conduct a project to research and critically analyse real-world, systemic legal problems and develop solutions to these problems using blockchain, digital assets, smart contracts and AI.
- Minor Project: In small teams, describe & present 3 indicative solutions using the "lex automagica" tech-stack. Students are marked on their formal paper, not their presentation. (30) [LO 1,2]
- Major Project: In small teams (or individually, by election) describe & present a detailed solution to a systemic legal problem using the lex automagica tech-stack. Students are marked on their formal paper, not their presentation. (70) [LO 1,2,3]
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This is a 6-unit course, which is considered to have the equivalent full time student load (EFTSL) of 6/48 = 0.125. The number of hours allocated to an EFTSL of 0.125 is 10 – 12 hours per week. In the first three weeks there will be recorded 1-hour lectures. For the remainder of the course, students will work on their research projects in small teams (or individually if so elected) with mentor assistance.
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