LEGAL DISRUPTION

LAW5CIP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

 This subject will explore contemporary issues in the legal profession, locally, nationally, and internationally.  The course will place the profession within the pantheon of professions, provide a history of the profession internationally and nationally, but focus on the issues that are driving contemporary practice including the impact of disruptive technologies, wellness, new practice vistas and opportunities, and challenges. The subject will consider the application of corporate disruption case studies to disruption of the legal profession but focus on the issues that are driving contemporary practice including the impact of disruptive business models and new practice vistas.





 


SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMira Stammers

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LML or LMLGBL or LMCL or LMLAW or LMLE or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Advanced critique of contemporary issues in the legal profession

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critical assessment of the history and social context of the 'profession'

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Interpretation and critique of the social, technological and economic issues having an impact on the role of the professional lawyer

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critical assessment of the ethical issues arising from current social, technological and economic change.

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, tutorial/workshop discussions and exercises, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2019, Week 07-15, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMira Stammers

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 15
Six 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 15 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written assignment - 2000 word40 02, 03
Written assignment - 2000 word40 01, 03, 04
In-semester quizzes - nominally 1000 words20 03, 04