This course is in two parts. Part A provides students with the theoretical content and practical skills to conduct a supervised and guided legal risk assessment of an online product that can be used in most common law jurisdictions. While assessing risk is not the same as giving legal advice, this is a skill that law students will need to acquire if they are to practice in the context of new technologies. The particular legal risks that students will assess are privacy, cyber, intellectual property, governance and regulation, as well as compliance with respect to occupational health and safety, human rights, climate change, employment law and occupiers liability. The students' risk assessment report will be provided to the start up business whose product or platform they have reviewed. Students will submit their risk assessment report as their major assessment task in this course. In Part B, students will reflect upon the risks and benefits of using artificial intelligence and new technologies in legal and commercial contexts and submit their reflections in the form of three blogs.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Synthesise legal knowledge and apply it to a complex commercial context
- Incorporate professional rules and legislation into legal risk analysis
- Engage in original and critical reflection on the use of AI in legal processes
- Communicate legal ideas effectively both verbally and in writing
- Research and structure a complex risk assessment in relation to online business platforms.
- Task 1 - Three reflective blog posts (2,400 words total; 800 words per blog) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Task 2 - Legal risk assessment quiz (20) [LO 1,2]
- Task 3 - Risk assessment report (3,600 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The is delivered via a series of online or face-to-face workshops. The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Click here for the LLM Masters Program timetable.
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