Online LL.M - Master of Laws in Advanced Information Technology Law

Module Descriptions

There are no average modules within our LL.M in Advanced Information Technology Law programme. We are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience, and there is no better way to achieve this than with outstanding modules. They have been carefully crafted by experienced professors and are all intended to make you a more successful and efficient legal professional.

There are no old-fashioned exams. Instead, you are given real-life case studies to work on and essays to write, which allow you to think critically about current legal issues that might be directly relevant to your own career. All this might seem too glossy but there is one catch: we do not accept average candidates. Only individuals as outstanding as our values are accepted for admission to Robert Kennedy College.

Induction

Not-for-credit module

A not-for-credit induction module will be the starting point of the programme. The induction process is designed to familiarise you with the programme design, requirements and resources, as well as with the way that the online interaction, learning and grading will take place. After the induction you will be familiar with academic life, including academic writing, library services and library access, the OnlineCampus access, and academic support services.

This module, which is compulsory for all LLM students, provides an opportunity for students to develop core skills in legal research. Expert guidance is provided in locating and using international law sources especially electronic sources. Particular attention is also paid to analysis of legal texts, reasoning skills, presenting research, both orally and in writing and appropriate referencing.

LAWS7125 Lawyering in a Digital Age

In recognition of the emerging trends and challenges of the online delivery of legal services, students will undertake practical skills of hands-on lawyering and professional skills experience with technology using a Virtual Law Clinic. The practical experience is supported by theoretical underpinnings of the positive uses of technology, the risks to the profession and the ethical challenges posed by the use of technology in practice offering contemporary skills and understanding in lawyering in a digital age with a practical setting to undertake a lawyering project.

LAWS7120 International Intellectual Property Law

This module covers Intellectual Property law including copyright, trade marks, patents and trade secrets. It includes a coverage of the relationships between IP law and new technologies like domain names and the treatment of a variety of intellectual properties issues in the modern age. It combines theory with practice through the analysis of a variety of cases and enforcement procedures.

LAWS7121 Information Technology and Internet Law

The aim of this module is to provide students with a sound understanding of different issues in information technology and internet law. This course in information technology and internet law will cover several topics including cyberspace and regulations, jurisdiction, contracts, trespass and computer fraud, trademark and domain names, defamation and information torts, privacy, blogs and social networking sites.

Through the analysis of both the case law and statutes, emphasis will be placed on practical issues in a range of information technology and internet topics relevant to both legal practitioners and international managers.

LAWS7122 Dissertation

This dissertation module aims to enable students to provide a major piece of summary evidence as to the student’s understanding of a topic selected from the optional topics offered on the international business law degree or on the advanced information technology law degree, depending on the programme of study of the student.

It will provide an opportunity for the students to demonstrate how they can synthesise their acquired knowledge and skills into an analytical or empirical study of a legal topic relevant to their degree.