LW6113E - Law and Technology

Offering Academic Unit
School of Law
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester (in Semester B only); or two semesters (in Semester B and in the following Summer Term)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2021/22, Summer 2022

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Technology is changing the practice of law in all fields of law. This course will provide you with the theoretical and practical background to understand these changes and to positively influence your responses as a lawyer to such challenges. To be able to critically identify, evaluate, and analyze the latest challenges to the law brought by new technologies, and eventually apply legal principles to solve them, is a crucial skill for a qualified lawyer today.

The aim of this course is to introduce the challenges that new technology developments have raised to our current legal system, and to develop the capacity of students to understand and get ready to these theoretical and practical challenges. Typical law and technology issues as cases are selected to provide students an international and comparative perspective. Successful completion of the course will enhance students’ capabilities in critical thinking and analysis in relation to tech-related field of law in general and build up students’ practical skills in addressing cutting-edge cases that concern law and technology.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 or 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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