Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Technology, Artificial Intelligence and the Law
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2 Hours   Class Test (MCQ)  50%
Semester Assessment Essay  2500 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  2500 Words  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Exam (MCQ)  50%

Learning Outcomes

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.

Brief description

Technological developments have presented society with opportunities for advancement for generations. They also pose challenges and create risks. Over the past decade the pace and scale of change has accelerated beyond the expectations of many commentators. For regulators and legal practitioners the challenges are significant with developments in networks, AI and blockchain changing the face of business practice and social interaction.
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.


- ​Introduction to technology, artificial intelligence and the law.
- 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)

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
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