21 June 2017
A first in Australia, the UTS Faculty of Law is pleased to announce a brand new specialist major in the standalone Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Laws combined degrees, commencing in 2018.
Legal Futures and Technology will equip students with the requisite knowledge and skills as future legal practitioners and professionals amongst rapid developments in technology, innovation and work. The new major will prepare graduates for careers that require a capacity to work with technology and its impact, innovation and new law as a result of unprecedented change and disruptive technologies. Think smart contracts, bitcoin, blockchain and the fourth industrial revolution.
The new major establishes UTS as the premier Law School at the forefront of the digital age. This innovation emerged from the flagship Future of the Legal Profession series, Disruptive Technologies and the Law subject (new from Spring 2017), Allens Neota UTS Law Tech Challenge for Social Justice and #breakinglaw Hackathon, in collaboration with international law firm King & Wood Mallesons.
Unique to UTS, the new major incorporates 30 credit points in total, to be started in the penultimate year of studies. It will include two capstone subjects, specialist electives, and an option to complete an internship within the legal futures and technology field.
1. Compulsory subjects:
- 76106 Technology, Law, Policy and Ethics (CAPSTONE 1), 6cp
- 76107 Applied Project in Law, Innovation and Technology (CAPSTONE 2), 6cp
2. Choose 6cp from:
3. Choose 12cp from:
- 76070 Biomedical Law and Bioethics
- 76019 Broadcasting and Telecommunication Regulation
- 76105 Disruptive Technologies and the Law, 6cp
- 76056 Intellectual Property Commercialisation Overview
- 76084 Intellectual Property Copyright and Designs
- 76085 Intellectual Property Trade Mark and Patents
- 76097 Local Internship
- 76063 Media Law
- 76089 Privacy and Surveillance Law
- 76090 Research Methodology
- 76040 Research Thesis
4. Total of 30 credit points.