|Award title||Specialist Certificate in Law (Digital Law and Technological Innovation)|
|Year & campus||2021 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||25 credit points|
|Duration||6 months part-time|
The Specialist Certificate in Law (Digital Law and Technological Innovation) is designed to equip students with the legal knowledge and technical skills needed to navigate the complex ethical, legal and social implications of new technologies.
Students can choose from subjects designed to impart expert knowledge about the regulatory challenges of our times: the expediential growth of artificial intelligence, big data and allied disruptive technologies, such as blockchain and ‘smart contracts’, which affect markets, professional practice and governance.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- a degree in Law leading to admission to legal practice (LLB, JD or equivalent), at honours standard or equivalent; or
- a degree in law leading to admission to legal practice (LLB, JD or equivalent), and at least one year of documented relevant professional experience.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance; and
- Relevant professional experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
- The ability to attend a minimum of 75% of classes and actively engage in the analysis and critique of complex materials and debate;
- The ability to read, analyse and comprehend complex written legal materials and complex interdisciplinary materials
- The ability to clearly and independently communicate in writing a knowledge and application of legal principles and interdisciplinary materials and to critically evaluate these;
- The ability to clearly and independently communicate orally a knowledge and application of legal principles and interdisciplinary materials and critically evaluate these;
- The ability to work independently and as a part of a group;
- The ability to present orally and in writing legal analysis to a professional standard.
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Specialist Certificate in Law (Digital Law and Technological Innovation) will:
- Have advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in relation to law and new technologies;
- Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently: analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in law and new technologies; research and apply such information, concepts and theories to law and new technologies; and interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in law and new technologies.
- Well-developed competencies in legal analysis;
- Problem solving abilities, including through the collection and evaluation of information;
- Capacity to communicate, orally and in writing;
- Ability to evaluate and synthesise existing knowledge in the area;
- Capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- Capacity for self-directed learning, organisation and time management.
Students must complete 25 credit points from the prescribed list.
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|LAWS90081||Advanced Payment Devices and Fintech||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS90145||Artificial Intelligence and the Law||
|LAWS90046||Competition and New Technologies||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS70273||Entertainment Law||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS90157||Esports and the Law||
|LAWS90152||Health Data Governance||
|LAWS70362||Information Technology Contracting Law||
|LAWS70396||Internet Law||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS90129||Law, Science and Technology||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS70421||Law and Emerging Health Technologies||
|LAWS70209||Licensing Law and Technology Transfer||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS70182||New Media and Communications||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS90028||Privacy and Regulation of Surveillance||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS90110||Regulation of FinTech||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS70275||Sports Marketing and Media Law||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS90131||Tax and Innovation||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|LAWS90165||Digital Consumer Protection Law||
|LAWS90193||Design for Innovation||
|LAWS90194||Contract Design and Automation||
|LAWS90166||Big Data: Competition Policy and Law||Not available in 2021||12.5|
Last updated: 29 April 2021