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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM131: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content and order of syllabus coverage may vary, it is envisaged that it will include the following topics:

  • What is Artificial Intelligence and how does it work?

  • Development of Artificial Intelligence and its role in society.

  • Researching and Understanding Technology Law

  • Use of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice

  • The Law of Autonomous Transportation (Cars, Ships and Drones)

  • Artificial Intelligence and the Law of Armed Conflict

  • Law of Artificial Intelligence in Finance

  • 3D Printing and the Law

  • Smart Contracts and the Law

  • Human Rights Challenges and Artificial Intelligence

  • Intellectual Property and AI

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3010 x 3 hour lectures/seminars
Guided Independent Study100Preparation for lectures/seminars
Guided Independent Study100Post-lecture/seminar reading
Guided Independent Study20Preparation for formative assignments
Guided Independent Study50Preparation for summative assignments

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).