SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICE AND LAW

LAW5SPL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine the regulatory and legal framework of social media practice in Australia. Students will analyse the laws, policies and principles of the regulation of social media in the digital age, including the laws of defamation, freedom of information, ideas of open justice and contempt of court, and the regulation of social media ownership/advertising. In addition, students will compare the social media laws in Australia to other jurisdictions, including Canada and the United Kingdom, and place the regulation of social media in an international context. Topics may include case studies on social media and juries, privacy law and social networking, and offensive comments, censorship and freedom of speech.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKeith Kendall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMLC or LMGB or LMLGBL or LMLI or LMCL or LMIBL or LML or LMGBL or have permission of Law School.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of the regulatory and legal framework of social media practice and law in Australia

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

02. Critically evaluate contemporary problems on social media practice using appropriate legal doctrine and extended cognitive skills

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

03. Demonstrate integrated skills in identifying, using and appraising research material relevant to the operation and reform of social media practice and law

Activities:
Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

04. Critically analyse the historical, social, economic and cultural implications of the regulation of social media nationally and internationally at an advanced level

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 51-51, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeith Kendall

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 51 - 51
One 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per day on weekdays during the day from week 51 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Group Exercises30 01, 02, 04
One 5000 word Research Assignment70 01, 02, 03, 04