Current Issues in Law and Justice (11263.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be co-taught with a G version of the unit.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain the working of relevant laws in the selected field, the policy behind the law and its place in the system of justice;
2. Explain the implications of legal issues in the selected field, including where relevant international obligations in that field; and
3. Critically analyse and solve problems in the selected field and to explore particular topics in the selected field in depth.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Law 3:0 – Regulating the future.
This unit explores current issues in law and justice through the interface between law, regulation, and technology. It will explore the challenges around regulating new and emerging technologies, and how mechanisms for influencing technological development such as professional norms, ethical frameworks, and technological standards can interact. The unit will identify and analyse challenges that new developments in technology (such as artificial intelligence and automated systems) may pose to how we understand what law is, what law regulates, and how. The unit will include case study consideration of current substantive problems such as data collection, sharing and use (privacy laws, commercial and other surveillance, social credit contracts); the regulation of automated decision-making and artificial intelligence and its impact on individual rights and disadvantaged groups; and robots. A background in science and information technology is not assumed or required; information about technologies considered will be provided.
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Justice Studies course.
Students must have passed at least 36 credit points, including unit 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Summer Semester||28 November 2022||Flexible||Mr Rob MacLean|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Flexible||Dr Trevor O Ryan|
Roger Brownsword. Law 3.0: Rules, Regulation, and Technology. Routledge, 2020.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The unit is taught on an intensive basis. Extensions will not be granted without a formal UC Extension Request Form. There are no retrospective extensions.
Special assessment requirements
All assessment items must be attempted in order to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This unit is taught on an intensive basis, with all workshops being delivered in only two weeks. Despite being taught on in a two week period, students should expect to invest the time required for a 3 credit point unit
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums