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LAWS102 Introduction to Law and New Technologies


Selected areas of law as it applies to evolving areas of new technologies.

LAWS 102 Introduction to Law and New Technologies introduces students to areas of the law that apply to the modern challenges posed by new technologies and their impact on society.

Paper title Introduction to Law and New Technologies
Paper code LAWS102
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,008.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,678.20

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LAWS 428
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
LAWS 102 counts as a non-Law paper and may be taken either as 18 points of the 108 non-Law points in an LLB programme or as an elective paper in other undergraduate degree programmes.
Teaching staff
Dr Jeanne Snelling
Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan
Associate Professor Nic Wheen
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

By the end of the paper students should be able to:

  • Identify regulatory tensions associated with new and evolving technologies
  • Be able to discuss and critique actual and possible regulatory responses.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41