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LAW3481 Law, Technology and Your Future

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Pre-requisite: LAW1111


New and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, are significantly altering the way in which law is being delivered and practised. These emerging technologies also mean that future lawyers will need additional skill sets to practice law and be involved in developing these new methods of providing access to law. This course provides a comprehensive overview and insight into this changing environment. The necessity for future lawyers to understand the application of technology and to critically analyse the use, benefit and consequences of new technologies means that (future) lawyers need to be adequately equipped for technological literacy and adaptability. The course is intended to promote future proofing and employability in the practice of law.

The course introduces students to new ways of thinking about the access to, and the delivery and practise of law. The course encourages students to think creatively about utilising technology and to identify potential gaps in the legal sector in terms of access and delivery of legal services. The course prepares students to embrace disruptive thinking around the use of technology in the legal sector and to give them access to hands-on experience with some of the emerging technologies. Students will be prepared and encouraged to challenge existing frameworks and technologies and to harness creativity so that they can adapt and respond to a constantly changing legal environment. The course contributes to student employability and identifies UniSQ students as valuable assets to employers.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Interim Trimester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023