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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The rapid growth of the technology sector has challenged the way we think of about property, crime, media and the social contract between government and the people. This subject explores the application of non-technology related laws to issues in the Information Technology domain, as well as legal provisions focused on conduct involving technology. The first part of this subject explores the individual theoretical and legal frameworks of the laws considered. Knowledge of the framework is then tested by an examination of case studies, which may vary from year to year, for example advising a client who is a victim of online crime, preparing part of a submission for law reform related to technology specific laws, or advising a client on the protection of digital property. Throughout the study period the value of special laws for information technology, compared to general laws which also apply to technology, are considered; areas requiring law reform are identified; and strategies to reach legal solutions to problems in the technology space are considered.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPatrick Keyzer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a PG degree offered by the School of Law or permission of the Course Co-ordinator or delegate


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Information Technology Law

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed






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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate a high-level capacity to integrate the language of Information Technology Law in legal analysis.
02. Explain and critique case-based and statutory principles relating to Information Technology Law.
03. Critically analyse the social, economic and ethical issues arising at the interface of law and information technology.
04. Compose a written legal opinion as it applies to a problem in information technology law.
05. Write effectively using the principles of plain legal English

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