Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM131: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of 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
  • 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 combined lecture-seminars
Guided Independent Study100Preparation for lectures/seminars
Guided Independent Study100Post-lecture/seminar reading
Guided Independent Study20Preparation for formative assessments
Guided Independent Study50Preparation for summative assessments

Online Resources

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