- Code LAWS4350
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
This course is designed to expose students to some of the most topical and interesting issues in law, work and technology. Topics to be covered may change from time to time, and may include the following: philosophical foundations of law, work and technology; classification of workers in the modern economy; automation of work; algorithmic management; employee conduct and technology; workplace surveillance; organising in the digital age; collective bargaining, technology and platform work.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Critically analyse issues concerning work and technology and their legal regulation
- Critically analyse and evaluate the law in the context of public policy challenges posed by work and technology issues
- Plan and execute the outcomes of independent research and critically reflect on the material in an extended piece of writing
- Formulate and communicate solutions to complex legal and regulatory problems
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be published on the Programs and Courses site approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
- Critical response to readings (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research essay or law reform submission (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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- Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 36 hours of face to face teaching). 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.
- Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have three contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.
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Not applicable. Labour Law is not a prerequisite for this course. Furthermore, there is almost no overlap with the current Labour Law course (the only exception being a minor aspect of the 'classification of workers in the modern economy' topic). Students who have studied Labour Law will be able to enrol in Law, Work and Technology.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Alternatively, this information will be published in the Program course list when known.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- 6 units
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