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LAWS604 Law in the Digital Age

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Considers a variety of theoretical approaches to internet regulation and evaluates several real-life legal strategies, including 'cyber-bullying', file-sharing and privacy issues.

Paper title Law in the Digital Age
Paper code LAWS604
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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Pre or Corequisite
LAWS 501
Limited to
Teaching staff
Faculty of Law staff and leading practitioners in the field.
Course materials 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 unique regulatory challenges presented by online activity and interaction (jurisdiction, anonymity, etc.)
  • Analyse and critique the most influential strategies and theoretical approaches that have been suggested and adopted with regard to cyber-regulation, including the evolution of regulatory 'phases' (from the Open Commons approach of the early days to the present Access Contested era)
  • Apply and evaluate these theoretical approaches in the context of novel and hypothetical situations and problems in a manner that demonstrates theoretically informed and empirically based critical thinking
  • Understand how to draw out the practical and policy implications of the findings of research
  • 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 in the digital age
  • Demonstrate advanced critical thinking

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Not offered in 2020

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
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