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LAWS501 Emerging Technologies and the Law

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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 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,964.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $7,797.00

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Limited to
Teaching staff
Various practitioners in this field.
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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Not offered in 2020

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
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