|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 2500||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Final Assessment Single Best Answer Examination||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay 2500||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Final Assessment Single Best Answer Examination||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Show a basic understanding of the role of law and regulation in relation to technological developments.
Demonstrate the ability to explain the potential for criminal activity created by technological developments and the legal responses
Explain the legal challenges presented by the 'Digital Economy'.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of the notion of 'privacy' in the context of the online environment and the legal issues raised.
Be able to identify and discuss the legal implications of the use of artificial intelligence in a range of contexts.
Evaluate statutory and judicial responses to a range of technological developments.
In this module students will be introduced to some of the most contentious and contemporary areas of law and legal practice, exploring the impact of artificial intelligence and technology in the fields of crime, commerce, privacy and medicine.
This module aims to provide students with valuable insights into the impact of technology on our professional and personal lives, from a legal perspective. The module will require students to develop and apply a range of academic knowledge and skills, building upon previous areas of study and engaging new contemporary topics.
- Technology and crime.
- The Digital Economy.
- AI in action: autonomous vehicles, medical diagnosis and the legal Profession
30 lectures, 3 seminars, 3 workshops (all 1 hour sessions)
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Seminar discussions/activities develop individual and group presentation and oral argument (unassessed). Essay writing (assessed).|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Seminar participation and exam preparation develop different aspects of academic research, from understanding and referencing sources through the dissemination of ideas to others orally (unassessed), and developing written communication skills (assessed).|
|Information Technology||Library and research skills are fundamental to preparation for seminars and assessed work.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Generic and transferrable skills including, research, analysis and communication.|
|Problem solving||Seminar discussion/preparation and debate.|
|Research skills||Research and preparation for seminars (unassessed) and assessments (assessed).|
|Subject Specific Skills||Reading and understanding legal materials particular to Commercial Law.|
|Team work||Group activities and discussion.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5