• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Intelligent Systems
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course aims to give students an appreciation of the technologies and issues around the use of Artificial Intelligence in a range of domains and its legal regulation. Students will be taken through the key types of AI currently in the market, including Generative AI such as ChatGPT. They will be asked to consider the philosophical basis of such AI, and both ethical and legal issues associated with the application of AI in multiple domains. In addition, students will build a small AI to automate decision making in a legal area of their choice.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Critically evaluate the impact of AI on various disciplines and communicate findings in a range of oral and written forms.
  2. Argue the pros and cons of legal and policy regulation in relation to the application of AI in multiple domains.
  3. Explain and analyse the role technology can play in drafting, evaluating draft legislation and administering legislation, including limitations of various approaches.
  4. Create a simple legislative rule base to automate decisions based on a select piece of legislation or policy.
  5. Undertake a research project, with intellectual independence.

Indicative Assessment

  1. The proposed means of assessment for this course will provide students with at least two pieces of assessment, including one piece during the semester. More information about the means of assessment, including the relationship between the assessment and the learning outcomes of the course, will be available in the Class Summary and on the course WATTLE page. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught semi-intensively with compulsory contact hours of 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. 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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Bachelor of Laws (ALLB) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses; or Juris Doctor (MJD) and completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS8451 Legislative Drafting and Technology or LAWS8451 AI and the Law.

Prescribed Texts

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.

Preliminary Reading

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.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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