Think Like a Lawyer in the Digital World

Unit Code: LWQ701

Contact hours: 12–15 hours per week

Unit Description

This unit is an introduction to legal process within a digital context, in which students will learn skills to analyse the laws, legal principles and regulations that govern data use in light of emerging technologies. If you are entering the course without having previously studied law, this unit will help you build a foundation in understanding common law and the implications of its application with a transitional digital context. If you have studied law or have previous legal experience, this unit will extend your understanding of law into the digital space, with an emphasis on understanding the transnational nature of digital technologies and the implications for both national and international law. You will have the opportunity to research multiple sources in order to identify and respond to legal risk in authentic digital technology scenarios.

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