Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will examine the legal, ethical and regulatory issues unique to new and emerging technologies that incorporate artificial intelligence, such as internet governance, compliance by design, and the overlap of artificial intelligence and intellectual property law. Students will also be encouraged to discover and develop the skill set necessary to critically analyse the potential for civil and/or criminal liability relating to emerging technologies.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMira Stammers

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminars, problem-solving assignment, online class exercises, take home exam

Capstone subjectNo

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

A range of resource materials though the LMS

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically examine current opportunities and risks posed by new and emerging technologies.
02. Develop and articulate expert knowledge of the legal, business, ethical and technology issues unique to artificial intelligence and emerging technologies
03. Effectively and astutely communicate with non-specialist audiences complex knowledge, skills and ideas relating to artificial intelligence, emerging technologies and law.
04. Critically reflect on a range of approaches taken in a given fact situation to protect a clients new AI venture.

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