20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will consider the different ways in which technology interacts with contemporary legal practice, from the use of social media to the impact of artificial intelligence. Students will explore the impact of technology on the legal profession, with a particular emphasis on digital skills, professional identity and ethical issues.  They will also discuss the challenges to traditional legal roles posed by the growing law tech market. During the module, students will work in small groups to develop a law tech project and reflect upon the process. No prior technical skills are required and support and guidance will be given.

Staff Contact: JONES EMMA J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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