Law and Technology
Law and Technology 2022-23
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Key themes in this course include but are not limited to:
- The intersections between law and technology and how these intersections are regulated
- An introduction to examples of 'Law Tech' used by law firms including (for example); document automation, legal diagnostics and legislative analysis tools
- Algorithms and algorithmic decision-making in the legal system
- The basic functions of online case management systems
- An appreciation of the online courts transformation programme
- An introduction to visualisation and legal analysis
- Technology and legal research
- Ethics at the intersection of law and technology
-threshold -D- to D+ (40-49%) An answer which, while predominantly correct in its presentation of material, contains a significant level of error and is therefore not entirely reliable. -good -B- to B+ (60-69%) High Standard: A comprehensive answer, containing all the material relevant to the question and no irrelevancy, all the material and references being accurate and correct, there being no inaccuracy or error, the whole presented in an argument which, while clear, logical and critical, leaves room for improvement in its construction and presentation. An answer which shows complete competence in the subject. -excellent -A- to A* (70%+) An outstanding answer containing all the material relevant to the question and no irrelevancy, all the material and references being accurate and correct, there being no inaccuracy or error, the whole presented in a clear, logical, critical argument with little room for improvement. An answer which demonstrates a complete mastery of the subject. -another level-C- to C+ (50-59%) An answer which, while always in the main accurate and correct, fails to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant material and is lacking in criticism. An answer which while reliable with regard to correctness is either not comprehensive or not entirely pertinent.
- Demonstrate accurate knowledge of the key stages in development and delivery of the online courts transformation programme in the United Kingdom in comparative perspective with at least one other legal jurisdiction
- Demonstrate the use of legal technology in conducing legal research.
- Describe and contrast the roles that algorithms and algorithmic decision-making play in the legal system and the challenges such decision-making can present to transparency and access to justice
- Describe and evaluate some of the roles electronic visualisation might play in relation to law drawing on at least one practical example
- Describe and evaluate the basic functions of an online case management system
- Identify and evaluate some of the intersections between law and technology and how these intersections are regulated, and provide examples of the ethical challenges caused by the intersection of law and technology and how these challenges might be addressed
- Identify and evaluate the basic functions of key examples of legal technology (or 'Law Tech') used by law firms (including, for example, document automation, legal diagnostics and legislative analysis tools)
Assessed essay on core contemporary issues in law & technology
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
24 Hour Online Exam Examination on core issues in law and technology including examples of the use of 'Law tech'