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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM131: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Abhilash Nair ()





Available via distance learning


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is part of modern society and is due to continuously change modern society as we know it. It is already affecting the way we work, the way we move, and the way we function, and will continue to have a major impact in our society for years to come. However, amongst the numerous challenges which are likely to be faced in the introduction of AI, the law is one of the most significant. Legal challenges are not contained in any one area of law nor any one area of AI, and nor is it confined to any one legal system. The response to these legal challenges is undoubtedly crucial.

This module seeks to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of Artificial Intelligence and its role in society. It will then provide you with knowledge and understanding in respect to legal challenges in some key areas relating to Artificial Intelligence, and explore the issues and possible solutions in these contexts.

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