LEGAL DISRUPTION

LAW3CIP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline



This subject will explore how and why the legal professional is being disrupted, locally,nationally, and internationally. This subject will explore disruptive innovation within context of regulatory framework, business structures,commoditisation and OldLaw versus NewLaw business models. 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.Legal and ethical opportunities and challenges arising from legal disruption,the Justice Gap and social media will also be examined.



SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMira Stammers

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Complete 60 CP'S of LAW coded level 1 subjects and 60 CP'S of LAW coded level 2 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLegal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (Vic), including, in particular, the Legal Profession Uniform Law at Schedule 1PrescribedN/ALegislation
ReadingsLegal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015PrescribedN/ALegislation
ReadingsLegal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitors# Conduct Rules 2015PrescribedN/ALegislation

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a broad understanding of contemporary issues challenging the legal profession

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, lecture, seminar, assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

02. Interpret and apply the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (Vic), Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015 and Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2015 in relation to emerging legal startups

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, lecture, seminar, assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, lecture, seminar, assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

04. Analyse ethical dilemmas arising from social, technological and economic change

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading, lecture, seminar, assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Summer 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMira Stammers

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 03 - 03
Four 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 03 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written assignment (2000 word eqv)This is a research essay submitted online through TurnItIn50 02, 03
Seminar preparation exercises nominally 1000 words Two seminar submissions of 500 words eachTwo seminar submissions of 500 words each20 01, 02, 03, 04
In-semester quizzes nominally 1000 wordsOnline multiple choice quiz20 01, 02, 03
Class participation group activity (500 words per individual)Group discussions, presentations and group feedback10 01, 02