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LAWS501 Emerging Technologies and the Law

An introduction to the unique problems of attempting to regulate emerging technologies. Considers: 'future-proofing' the law; descriptive and normative disconnection; regulating uncertain risks; ethical diversity and prudential pluralism.

Paper title Emerging Technologies and the Law
Paper code LAWS501
Subject Law
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,850.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,800.00

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Limited to
METL
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Various practitioners in this field.
Textbooks
Course materials are provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the conceptual challenges that arise when law and policy must respond to emerging technologies
  • Critically evaluate the approaches suggested and adopted in the face of these novel challenges
  • Apply these approaches and critiques to real-life and hypothetical examples
  • Conceptualise research projects and have advanced research, writing and oral presentation skills
  • Be capable of searching and reviewing up-to-date national and international literature in Law and Emerging Technologies
  • Demonstrate advanced critical thinking.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to the unique problems of attempting to regulate emerging technologies. Considers: 'future-proofing' the law; descriptive and normative disconnection; regulating uncertain risks; ethical diversity and prudential pluralism.

Paper title Emerging Technologies and the Law
Paper code LAWS501
Subject Law
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
METL
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Various practitioners in this field.
Textbooks
Course materials are provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the conceptual challenges that arise when law and policy must respond to emerging technologies
  • Critically evaluate the approaches suggested and adopted in the face of these novel challenges
  • Apply these approaches and critiques to real-life and hypothetical examples
  • Conceptualise research projects and have advanced research, writing and oral presentation skills
  • Be capable of searching and reviewing up-to-date national and international literature in Law and Emerging Technologies
  • Demonstrate advanced critical thinking.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Auckland
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard