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Units you can choose

Gain an Australian perspective on law and the justice system. Create your own law and justice study abroad or exchange semester from the units below. Or, why not select one of the seven approved packages? You don't need previous studies in law or justice for many of the units and packages.

Enrolment restrictions

  • Undergraduate students cannot enrol in postgraduate units.
  • Capstone and honours units are not available as part of our study abroad and exchange program.


Packages are available in Semester 1, 2021 (February - June). Choose from seven packages in law or justice. All units provide 12 credit points unless otherwise specified.

No previous studies in law required

Requires some knowledge of law

Law, Technology and Innovation package

Approved units

All students can study these units, regardless of your academic background. These units will be approved on your QUT study plan after you apply.


LLB101 Introduction to Law

Introduction to Law provides a necessary foundation for legal studies by introducing you to core legal knowledge and the skills of legal reasoning, problem solving, legal writing and research.

LLB102 Torts

In this unit, you will apply the skills you are developing in LLB101 Introduction to Law and be introduced to the skills of legal problem solving and legal interviewing and questioning as you look at how the law of torts operates in a real world context. The knowledge and skills that you develop in this unit provide a foundation for more advanced units in later years. The study of torts law is required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia.

LLB103 Dispute Resolution

This unit introduces you to non-adversarial approaches to practice and advocacy commonly used in legal practice. It also introduces you to the significant and positive role that lawyers play in society in upholding the rule of law and assisting people to resolve disputes. An understanding of these approaches is an important part of legal practice where lawyers must advise clients on the most effective way to deal with a dispute.

LLB104 Contemporary Law and Justice

This unit provides a foundation for the development of your legal oral communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills that will be further developed in later units including LLB203 Constitutional Law, LLB204 Commercial and Personal Property Law, and LLB303 Evidence. A key emphasis of the unit is on the interaction of Australia's first peoples with the Australian legal system and introducing you to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and perspectives of law, which will be further examined in LLB106 Criminal Law, LLB301 Real Property Law, and LLB303 Evidence.

LLB140 Human Rights Law

This unit is a first-year elective that provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively apply human rights. It places equal emphasis on the concepts, institutions and principles that human rights law comprises of, as well as the implementation and research of human rights law. This unit engages with both international human rights law and Australian human rights law as well as substantive human rights issues.   

LLB141 Introduction to International Law

There are many ways in which the law operates in an international context. Issues of global concern such as climate change, terrorism and economic development require cooperation between nations through agreements and treaties. The increased internationalisation of communication, financial interests and business transactions means that individuals and companies are increasingly required to engage with the laws of other countries and that domestic legal systems must operate in an international context. In an increasingly globalised world it is important for you to understand how to identify, evaluate and apply the relevant law in international disputes and how international laws can impact on the Australian legal system. This unit builds on your knowledge of the Australian legal system introduced in LLB101 and extends it to the impact of other legal systems on the development of Australian law.

LLB142 Regulation of Business

This elective unit commences the process of educating you in matters of business and commercial law. It is intended to provide an overview of a number of critical areas in the study of business law and regulation. Further, this unit will provide you with theoretical and critical analysis skills. Law graduates are increasingly required to have a strong knowledge base and understanding of business and commerce, and more specifically an understanding of how business operates within the context of the Australian legal system. This unit is intended to provide foundation skills and knowledge that are essential for an understanding of law and regulation as it applies to business.

LWS008 Entertainment Law

The entertainment industry involves a myriad of transactions and interactions that are governed by a wide range of laws. A basic understanding of the laws most commonly encountered in the entertainment industry should assist those involved in the industry to have a better understanding of the legal context in which they are operating. This in turn may assist them in avoiding problems, or to have a better appreciation of when they should seek professional legal assistance.

LWS009 Introduction to Law

For students involved in a wide range of industries, it is important to have a fundamental understanding of the nature of the Australian legal system. The unit introduces students to the sources of law (both cases and legislation) and will assist students in acquiring introductory knowledge about the Australian legal system and laws so that they will be equipped to complete other law units in their relevant course.

LWS011 Journalism Law

The study of law is important for journalists as they are endowed with a public responsibility to engage in sound legal and ethical practice. The public role journalists play in society means that there is a high level of scrutiny of their actions. Legal transgressions by journalists can prove costly and painful for journalists, their families, friends, colleagues and employers. Furthermore, journalists also need to have a good working understanding of the legal framework that applies to society in general, as the law will be relevant to a wide range of issues that will be reported by journalists in their professional practice. In addition, the unit seeks to foster an appreciation of the developing nature of the law through court decisions and its capacity to adapt to new circumstances, as well as providing you with the scope to appreciate the development of law through changes in policy through the intervention of parliaments.

LWS012 Urban Development Law

This unit provides to students an introduction to the Australian legal environment in which context they will be working. It addresses specific legal issues that impact on urban development and is intended to inform the decisions that will need to be made while working in this area. An understanding of the legal framework is essential to professionals practising in all areas of the built environment. The foundation skills and knowledge acquired in this unit will underpin future learning.

LWS075 International Business and Law

This unit addresses a broad range of legal problems that arise in the formation and operation of commercial transactions of an international nature. An understanding of the law and practice regarding international commercial transactions is a basic prerequisite for the development of trade with Australian businesses, such activity being generally recognised as crucial to Australia's economic well-being.

Units requiring approval

Students need specific academic background knowledge to study these units, so the faculty will assess your eligibility and determine if you’re able to take these units after you apply. We will let you know the outcome through the application portal as soon as possible.


LLB106 Criminal Law

This core unit introduces you to the criminal law of Queensland.  Knowledge of criminal law offences and defences/excuses is essential for understanding the type of behaviour that is permitted by the state.  Criminal law content knowledge is required for your admission to legal practice.

LLB107 Statutory Interpretation

This unit introduces the foundational concepts of public law, the institutions of government and the rules and principles of statutory interpretation in Australia. Knowledge and skills relating to statutory interpretation are essential in legal practice. This unit provides a foundation for the development of your skills in statutory interpretation that will be further examined in more advanced units. This unit also develops your skills in legal research, written communication and problem solving that were introduced to you in LLB101 Introduction to Law.

LLB202 Contract Law

In this unit, you will examine how contract law operates in a contemporary real world context and practise skills of contract interpretation and drafting, and legal problem solving. The knowledge and skills you develop in this unit also provide a foundation for later year units in the course, for example, LLB204 Commercial and Personal Property Law, LLB301 Real Property Law, LLB304 Commercial Remedies, and commercial law electives. An understanding of contract law is a requirement for admission to legal practice in Australia.

LLB203 Constitutional Law

An understanding of the role and scope of the Constitution and how to critically consider constitutional questions and problems, is critical to your understanding of how our nation functions politically. For example, the Constitution specifies who can stand for parliament, controls what politicians and public servants can and cannot do, provides the basis for Federal legislation and limits Federal and State governments in a number of ways. In this unit, you will further examine the principles of public law that were introduced to you in LLB101 Introduction to Law and LLB107 Statutory Interpretation. Knowledge of constitutional law is also required for your admission as a legal practitioner.

LLB204 Commercial and Personal Property Law

The knowledge and skills you develop in this unit provide a foundation for later year units in the course, for example, LLH305 Corporate Law, and electives in the commercial area. The study of the content in this unit is required for admission to legal practice in Australia.

LLB205 Equity and Trusts

This unit builds on LLB202 Contract Law and your studies in other common law units, with a focus on developing your critical analysis and legal writing skills. An understanding of equity and trusts is also required for admission to legal practice.

LLB241 Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law

This unit is an examination of law and policy with respect to discrimination and equal opportunity in Australia. It covers both relevant international treaties and Australian domestic anti-discrimination and equal opportunity law. Due to its social, economic and political relevance, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity law is an increasingly significant feature of legal practice. It forms a contemporary adjunct to tort law and employment law. As a rights based area of the law, it introduces you to the domestic application of international human rights standards and fosters enthusiasm for the principle of equality and a sense of community rights and responsibilities.

LLB242 Media Law

One of the main tenets of a democratic society is freedom of speech, including freedom of the press. As a consequence of the persuasive nature of the media, the law has imposed a number of checks and balances for the protection of individuals and society. Inevitably these checks and balances come into conflict with freedom of the press. This unit examines the regulation and non-regulation of freedom of speech exercised by the media, including the various limitations imposed by the common law, statute and self-regulation.

LLB243 Family Law

Family law professionals are involved in referring clients to dispute resolution processes and in assisting them to reach resolution in a way that minimises the conflict experienced by family members, particularly where there are children. They assist clients with resolving their parenting and financial issues and in applications to seek protection from family violence. This unit is important if you are considering working anywhere within the family law system or in general practice. It is a general law elective in the law degree.

LLB244 Criminal Law Sentencing

A knowledge of the principles of criminal law is fundamental to the practice of law. In order to practise in the criminal jurisdiction, a sound knowledge of the principles and procedures for sentencing offenders is essential. The sentencing of offenders is based on statutory and common law rules and criminological theories of punishment of offenders, as well as theories informing rehabilitation and responses to recidivism. Although this unit is based on the principles underlying the sentencing process, there is also considerable emphasis on the practical application of these in the sentencing process. This unit, a general elective in the law degree, builds on knowledge and skills gained in the core criminal law unit.

LLB245 Sports Law

Sports Law covers the application of a wide range of legal principles to a sporting context. You will have studied some of the principles at a general level in core units, allowing you to consolidate your knowledge, while other areas of the unit will be new. Sport-specific legal principles (for example, regarding doping) will also be covered. Sport is an area that is becoming increasingly business-orientated and litigious. If you plan to work as a manager, administrator or lawyer in the area of sports you will, in the course of your day-to-day activities, encounter a wide variety of situations that could have potential legal consequences. The unit will draw upon your knowledge of legal systems and torts law and your research skills.

LLB247 Animal Law

This interdisciplinary unit explores the way that law regulates the interactions between human and non-human animals considering legal, ethical and philosophical frameworks. This unit will focus on Australian law, although international perspectives will be considered. The unit will examine the ways in which the law defines and regulates our use of animals, refining your skills in identifying deficiencies in animal law and building your capacity to provide advice on potential law reform.  You will have the opportunity to explore the role of lawyers and the law in the context of this growing and dynamic field.

LLB248 COVID-19 and the Law

The unit follows the life cycle of a pandemic, drawing on present-day examples, to develop students’ knowledge of public health law. Using Australia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as a case study, students will develop knowledge of the history of public health law and the entities tasked with pandemic preparedness. The unit will then examine the issues associated with pandemic responses, including the inherent tension between executive power and individual rights, and the impact on vulnerable communities. Finally, this unit analyses regulatory and ethical requirements relevant to vaccine development and vaccination.

LLB250 Law, Privacy and Data Ethics

We live in an era where major advances in data-driven technologies are fundamentally changing many aspects of society. These technologies are not only becoming crucial to many businesses, which seek new avenues for creating competitive advantages and value, but also increasingly enmeshed in aspects of our everyday lives. This unit, therefore, explores the legal, ethical and social challenges raised by data-driven technologies in two main parts. The first centres on the information privacy law issues that arise from large-scale collection and aggregation of person information the second relates to the application of data analytics. Exploration of the challenges raised by different technologies across both parts of this unit are guided by broader considerations of fairness, accountability and transparency (FAT).

LLB251 Law and Design Thinking

Learning to ‘think like a lawyer’ is an important part of a law degree, but it is not the only way to respond to legal problems. Lawyers are increasing being called on to think about legal problems in new ways and to be creative and innovative in developing solutions. Law and design thinking will introduce students to a five-step methodology that takes a human-centred approach to problem solving. The focus of the unit is on access to justice, but the same methodology can be used in any legal, business, technology, innovation, or personal context. Students will undertake a major project, in self-selected collaborative teams, to develop an innovative and human-centred response to a legal problem. This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to design and build better solutions to access to justice and other complex legal problems.

LLB301 Real Property Law

Real Property Law is a core unit in the law degree. It is required for admission to legal practice in Australia Real property law is a significant part of legal practice in government departments, in-house positions, general practice and specialised law firms. Being able to learn and apply the foundations of real property will enable your understanding and application in other specialist areas of law, for example, family law, environmental law, corporations law, bankruptcy law and succession law (wills and estates).

LLB303 Evidence

Evidence is a core unit in the law degree. Knowledge of the rules of evidence and of the procedures by which it must be tendered and dealt with in court is necessary for the conduct of litigation as either a barrister or a solicitor and for admission to practice. This unit builds upon your study of criminal procedure in LLB106 Criminal Law.

LLB304 Commercial Remedies

An understanding of the law of remedies, including remedies available under the common law, equity and statute, is central to your ability to support common commercial practice and assist with the effective resolution of commercial disputes. It is also necessary for any legal practitioner.

LLB306 Civil Procedure

An understanding of civil procedure is required for admission to legal practice. This core unit draws on knowledge gained throughout the degree including contract law, torts, statutory interpretation and dispute resolution skills.This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of procedural law in Australia and extend your skills from earlier studies in law units, such as critical analysis and dispute resolution in LLB101, LLB102 and LLB103 and negotiation in LLB202 Contract Law.

LLB341 Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law

As new technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics become more infused in our business, government and social lives, difficult legal, ethical, regulatory and policy questions arise. Developments in machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and robotics raise interesting and urgent issues surrounding the regulation of automated decision-making, privacy, liability and insurance, competition and consumer regimes, and the future of work. This unit considers the application of existing legal and regulatory principles but also the possible need for new principles and regulatory tools. Students will consider developments and innovations in these new technologies, and how the law might be asked to respond.

LLB344 Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property law is the umbrella term that encompasses the legal rights and responsibilities of creators and users of intangible goods. This subject provides you with the ability to identify issues and apply the law in the key areas of intellectual property law, including copyright and related rights, patents, trademarks, designs, and confidential information. By developing a broad understanding of these key areas of law, you will become familiar with the main structure of intellectual property law as a basis for providing advice in practice. Importantly, since this area of law is in a continual and rapid state of development, this subject is also designed to enable you to identify competing policy interests and evaluate potential changes to intellectual property law in a connected society.

LLB345 Regulating the Internet

This unit examines how society regulates the Internet. As the Internet has become more vital to business, government and social life, difficult legal and policy questions have arisen about its governance. This unit will consider the application of existing legal principles to cyberspace, as well as newly developed sui generis principles and governance regimes. Knowledge of these legal issues is of increasing importance in many areas of legal practice, industry and to society more generally. This unit is a core unit for the new Law, Technology and Innovation minor and a general law elective for the undergraduate law degree. It will be beneficial to you if you are intending to practise in media and communications, intellectual property or technology law, or another area of law that involves significant interaction online. This unit will also be beneficial if you intend to work in the public sector in relation to the regulation of technology and communications networks.

LLB346 Succession Law

Our legal system is premised on the right of individuals to own private property. Succession deals with the legal consequences of death on a person's property. It has links to other important areas of law, namely equity and trusts, property law and family law. Succession is a strongly developing area of legal practice. Family provision actions are increasing as more people challenge will dispositions or inheritance by way of intestacy on the grounds of inadequate provision. Estate planning is becoming a major area of practice. The notion of what is the 'estate' at death is a developing area of law, with some inter vivos transactions being set aside as unconscionable bargains or contracts being of limited effect. The effect of these developing remedies is to increase the 'estate' available to be distributed at death. With its links to real property, equity, trusts and family law, Succession will assist you to see the connection between different areas of law.

LLB347 Taxation Law

Taxation law is a fundamental part of general commercial practice. Therefore, knowledge of taxation legislation and its commercial application to the business environment is required. Awareness of the incidence of Commonwealth and State taxes, including income tax, capital gains tax and stamp duty, is essential in order to give advice in relation to commercial and domestic transactions.

LLB440 Environmental Law

The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand the concepts and principles of environmental law and how they apply to contemporary environmental issues. This unit builds on the legal research skills gained in LLH201 Legal Research and the understandings of judicial review and skills in statutory interpretation of legislation from LLH206 Administrative Law. This unit will be beneficial if you are intending to practise in environmental, planning, property or construction law, or if you intend to work in the public sector in relation to the management of pollution, land or natural resources.

LLB447 International Arbitration

With globalisation comes increasing movement of people, goods, services and investments across national borders. Along with this increased mobility has been an increase in legal disputes that have a cross-border element. The unit assumes knowledge of basic substantive law in the areas of torts, contract, constitutional law and property law. A thorough knowledge will assist you in determining the jurisdictional options that may be available, thereby better advantaging a client involved in international arbitration. It is therefore essential to understand the nature, law and practice that have developed in relation to cross-border disputes.

LLB460 Competition Moots A

Mooting is a fundamental element of legal education. As a student mooter at QUT, you have the opportunity, because of the number of national and international competitions that the QUT Law School is invited to participate in, to take your skills to the national and international arena and experience mooting at the highest level. Each international and national moot that you participate in requires significant preparation and attention to detail. This unit is one of a number of work integrated learning units designed to provide you with the experience of using and developing your legal knowledge and skills. Mooting will provide you with an authentic learning experience with direct application in real world legal environments. Through this experience you should be better placed for a smooth transition to the workplace.  In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been selected to represent QUT in a moot competition which attracts academic credit.

LLB461 Competition Moots B

Mooting is a fundamental element of legal education. As a student mooter at QUT, you have the opportunity, because of the number of national and international competitions that the QUT Law School is invited to participate in, to take your skills to the national and international arena and experience mooting at the highest level. Each international and national moot that you participate in requires significant preparation and attention to detail. This unit is one of a number of work integrated learning units designed to provide you with the experience of using and developing your legal knowledge and skills. Mooting will provide you with an authentic learning experience with direct application in real world legal environments. Through this experience you should be better placed for a smooth transition to the workplace.  In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been selected to represent QUT in a moot competition which attracts academic credit.

LLH201 Legal Research

In this unit, you will further develop the problem-solving and research skills which were introduced in your first year and apply them to ill-defined problems. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on your career goals and strategically build your skills to enhance your employability. You will then have the opportunity to reflect on and expand your career goals in LLH401 Legal Research Capstone.

LLH206 Administrative Law

This unit examines the manner in which the executive branch of government is legally accountable, particularly in its dealings with individuals. The unit builds on key principles studied in LLB203 Constitutional Law concerning the structure and operation of our federal system of government, in order to focus on judicial and extra-judicial means of reviewing administrative action. An understanding of administrative law is required for admission into legal practice in Australia.

LLH302 Ethics and the Legal Profession

This unit is a core unit in the law degree and is required for admission to legal practice in Australia. It builds on the legal research and critical analysis skills developed in LLB104 Contemporary Law and Justice and LLH201 Legal Research.

LLH305 Corporate Law

Corporate Law is designed to provide you with knowledge and understanding of the key legal principles and policy issues relevant to registered companies. This unit is a compulsory area of study in the law degree and is required for admission as a legal practitioner.

LLH470 Commercial Contracts in Practice

An advanced knowledge of contract law principles and their interaction with principles of equity and property law within the Australian context is crucial for all lawyers involved in negotiating, reviewing and drafting commercial agreements. The unit draws upon the fundamental principles of contract, equity and property studied earlier in your degree to examine at an advanced level the interaction of these principles in the context of common commercial transactions, including sales, leases and share sale agreements. Relevant regulatory provisions are examined to the extent they impact on the content and interpretation of commercial agreements. The unit provides an opportunity for you to gain an enhanced understanding of the principles of contract, equity and property in the context of common practical issues related to the negotiation, drafting and interpretation of common clauses within these agreements.

LLH471 Health Law and Practice

In this honours elective unit, you will apply the skills of communication, legal reasoning, critical and creative thinking, and research project management developed throughout the degree and consolidated in LLH401 Legal Research Capstone. You will also develop advanced knowledge in relation to health care law, building on the knowledge from LLB102 Torts. The relationship between the provider of health services and the patient has, in recent times, become more complex and there is consequently a significantly growing field of related legal scholarship and litigation.

LLH472 Public International Law

As Australian legal practitioners can increasingly expect to work within a global context, an understanding of this area of law is important for all practitioners. A good understanding of public international law is also essential for anyone wishing to work with an international organisation. As an advanced law elective, Public International Law will develop advanced knowledge of how international law is created and develops, and how it is applied by governments, legislatures, courts and international agencies.

LLH474 Insolvency Law

An understanding of the principles of insolvency and restructuring law will assist you to gain a more complete grasp of the legal system, particularly in a commercial context. Knowledge of the law as it applies to both personal and corporate insolvency provides opportunity to develop your skills in a range of legal areas as well as providing a base for those interested in working in this specialised field.

LLH475 Theories of Law

This unit advances your understanding and appreciation of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of the law. These notions guide the development of the policies underlying law, and inform changes to law through legislative and judicial action. This advanced elective is placed in the final year of the course as it builds on your existing attributes, skills and substantive knowledge, and develops these to a higher level.

LLH477 Innovation and Intellectual Property Law

This unit provides a rich understanding of the most pressing challenges in IP and innovation law right now, and offers opportunities for you to select and deeply explore the legal issues that most align with your interests. You will gain new understandings of the role of IP law in the knowledge economy and in areas as diverse as culture, education, health and business. You will cultivate critical-thinking and decision-making skills that will inform your professional practice and empower you to imagine and realise change. This unit provides you with the skills necessary to be an agile and resilient learner and future-focused legal professional. This unit is offered as an advanced elective in the Law (Honours) degree as part of the intellectual property and innovation law group. It builds on the formative knowledge provided in the electives LLB344 Intellectual Property Law and LLB345 Regulating the Internet.

LLH478 Advanced Criminal Law - Principles and Practice

A knowledge of criminal law and procedure is a requirement for admission to legal practice. Advanced knowledge of criminal law requires an understanding of the rapidly evolving, theoretical and applied contexts for those seeking to work within the criminal justice system. This advanced elective unit examines the changing role of the lawyer, judge and other justice professionals within the specialist criminal courts, lists and jurisdictions through the critical lens of therapeutic jurisprudence – in light of such developments as: problem solving and treatment courts, neurolaw, diversion programs, predictive algorithms and risk management tools.

LLH479 Research Thesis Extension

This unit will develop students' independent research and writing skills. It is for students considering a future career conducting research and managing research projects in public, community and private enterprises. The unit culminates with the production of a 10 000 word thesis. Completion of the thesis (and award of a 1 or 2A Honours) will be a strong basis for a competitive entry and scholarship application into Australian and overseas PhD programs. This unit builds upon the research and writing skills and experiences in the earlier honours courses, by applying the knowledge and experience to a supervised research project. Research topics will be nominated by supervisors. You will need to enrol in this unit in order to apply for a research project. However, your enrolment does not guarantee that you will be allocated to a research project and will be able to undertake this unit. Projects will be allocated by the end of week 1.  

LLH480 Consumer Law in a Digital Age

This unit examines the key consumer protections that are applicable to all sectors of the economy, and that are implemented through the Competition and Consumer Act (incorporating the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). An understanding of the principles of consumer protection and consumer law will assist you to gain a more complete grasp of the legal system, particularly in a commercial context. This unit expands on the ACL material covered in earlier units, and incorporates a focus on the application of consumer law in a digital environment. Knowledge of consumer law provides an opportunity to develop your skills in a range of legal areas as well as providing a base for those interested in working in this specialised field.

LLH481 Private International Law

In this unit you will learn how Australian law guides and manages 'foreign' elements in a legal dispute or challenge. This advanced Honours elective develops your skills in using relevant doctrines to: (1) identify the forum to use to legally assert yourself; (2) determine how to have your legal rights recognised and enforced in Australia or in an overseas jurisdiction; and (3) identify the law to use in assessing your legal issues with foreign elements in it. You will learn to apply and critique the use of these doctrines across important and often litigated issues in contracts, torts, family law, and in relation to property. Private international law will help you understand processes and apply concepts to legal problems that arise because we travel, communicate with people, and shop across the world.

LWN711 Legal Analytics

We live in an era where data is fundamentally changing many aspects of society, including the law. The day-to-day work of legal practice is informed by computational tools that can help lawyers more accurately evaluate risk and predict outcomes for their clients. This unit provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand data analysis and the ethics of data collection, aggregation and use. You will develop technical concepts and vocabulary to effectively communicate with clients, technological innovators, and regulators dealing with complex issues arising out of the development and deployment of new data-driven technologies in legal contexts. These skills will help you analyse the social impact of technological innovation, and learn how to identify bias, uncertainty, and incomplete data and apply ethical frameworks. 

LWN712 Legal Design Online

In ‘Legal Design Online’, you will leverage a range of technologies to apply design thinking methodologies to contemporary legal problems and create human-centred solutions to contemporary legal problems. Using empathic and innovative mindsets, you will develop a deep understanding of your client(s) problems and needs, identify assumptions and implications, ideate solutions using constraints to promote creativity, and prototype and test your solutions. You will develop skills in evaluating and using technology-based tools for online communication, collaboration, creativity, ideation, prototyping, and testing. You will reflect on your skills development and project experience to undertake a career network analysis, and learn how to build connectedness and social capital in a fast-changing professional landscape. 

LWN713 Legal Tech

This unit offers highly practical lab-based work where you learn the fundamentals of automating legal services and developing legal decision support systems, as well as learning to develop skills required for designing new technologies to aid the practice of law. The unit introduces you to the relationship between law and technology from both a practical and theoretical perspective. Innovation and technology are new focuses in the legal profession and industry, and automation is transforming the nature of legal practice. The aim of this unit is to give theoretically informed as well as practical experience in producing the new ‘legal technologies’ that are emerging as significant elements in legal industry and practice. You will also gain the knowledge, skills, and critical faculties to determine their appropriate application. Finally, you will gain insight into the interesting and challenging problems in translating legal language and legal techniques into computer code. 

LWN714 Legal Entrepreneurship and Innovation

In this unit you will consolidate the knowledge, mindsets, skills and methodologies developed during this course and participate in a real-world, legal-focused project across the semester. Working in virtual teams, you will synthesise your new entrepreneurial and technology-based skills, in order to apply them to a legal industry focused problem. Through this process, you will interrogate a problem to develop innovative insights, apply design thinking methodologies to prototype a solution, and test, iterate and pivot your solution as you respond to feedback. As a collaborative team, you will pitch your prototype to your partner in a virtual pitch event. As you consolidate your skills and experience, you will create a career progression plan to identify how to grow your career and achieve your ambitions. 

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