LEGAL492-18A (HAM)

Law and New Technologies

15 Points

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Te Piringa - Faculty of Law
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Paper Description

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New technologies often present novel problems for regulators and the legislature. This paper will explore selected new technologies through the lens of law, by analysing legal issues and responses to new technologies.

This paper aims to provide senior law students with the opportunity to undertake advanced study in current issues in new technologies and their relationship to law and regulation. The paper will enable students to gain insights into current issues, current trends and possible future developments.

Students will be able to draw on a range of existing legal knowledge and apply this to novel situations.

The paper will explore technologies such as ( but not limted to):
o Nanotechnology
o Cybernetics, robotics and Artificial Intelligence
o Forensic developments (such as small sample DNA analysis, use of DNA databases, nano-particle fingerprint recovery)
o Human genome technologies, Artificial Reproductive Technologies and cloning
o Recombinant DNA technologies (creation of transgenic or cisgenic organisms)
o Scanning technologies (such as functional MRI thought identification, backscatter scanning - full body and mobile scanning of vehicles and buildings)

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Paper Structure

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This is an A semester paper. The teaching component comprises lecturers and online environment accessed through Moodle
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe and critically analyse laws regulating to new technologies
    This paper aims to provide students with the opportunity to undertake advanced study in current issues in new technologies and their relationship to law and regulation. The paper will enable students to gain insights into current issues, current trends and possible future developments.
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  • Consider the legal issues, which arise in light of new technologies and suggest future regulatory requirements in response to these technologies.
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  • Understand the issues and concepts behind the ongoing development of the regulation of new technologies
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  • Apply existing legal knowledge to novel situations.
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  • Develop a deeper understanding in a chosen area relating to a new technology
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Video Blog
26 Mar 2018
12:00 PM
20
2. Research Paper Proposal
14 Apr 2018
12:00 AM
10
3. Research paper
28 May 2018
12:00 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Take Home Test
7 Jun 2018
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required Readings

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Readings will be supplied on Moodle
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Online Support

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Online support for this paper is provided via Moodle.

If you require assistance with Moodle, or encounter any problems, please contact the Help Desk. You can send a message to Help Desk by using the instant message service in your paper’s Moodle site (from the participants list within the People block). Alternatively, you can email them directly at help@waikato.ac.nz or call 838 4008.
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Workload

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Students should expect to spend 150 hours in total on this paper. In addition to lecture attendance, significant time will need to be spent on background and complementary reading. Students should allow for periods of more-focused research time in the preparation of assignments.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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LAWS435 CyberLaw

LAWS301 Crimes

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: LEGAL103 and LEGAL104 or LAWS103

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: LAWS492

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