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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 life, difficult legal and policy questions arise as to their governance. This unit considers the application of existing legal principles to new technologies, as well as the need for newly developed sui generis principles and governance regimes. Knowledge of these legal issues is of increasing importance in many areas of legal practice and industry and to society more generally. There is an increasing need for law graduates to have an understanding of new technologies and how the law affects and is affected by them. Legal issues surrounding new technologies including AI are particularly relevant to preparing our students to work in law or industry. This unit requires students to consider a range of new technologies which underscores the pressing need to consider regulation in this field now and into the future. Students will benefit from exposure to emerging technologies and innovations, and the laws that will be needed to govern it.

Unit information

Unit code
LLB341
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School/Discipline
Law School
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2019 25 February 2019 - 21 June 2019 Gardens Point
Gardens Point (External)
Semester 2, 2020 20 July 2020 - 13 November 2020 Gardens Point
Gardens Point (External)
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,369
2020: $1,394
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $2,640
2020: $2,748
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,624
2020: $3,780

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
LLH201

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Unit outlines

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Semester 1, 2019