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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3190: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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 why is it important in society?
  • The Law and Autonomous Vehicles
  • The Law and Drones
  • The Law and Autonomous Ships
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Legal System
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Law
  • Artificial Intelligence and Legal Personhood
  • Artificial Intelligence in the financial system
  • Artificial Intelligence and Contracts
  • AI and Human Rights

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 Activities2211 x 2 hour lectures
Guided Independent Study4.53 x 1.5 hour workshops
Guided Independent Study60Post-lecture/seminar reading
Guided Independent Study19.5Workshop preparation
Guided Independent Study44Assessment preparation

Online Resources

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