Master of Science Legal Technology
Gain practical insights as well as theoretical knowledge in legal technology with a Master of Science Legal Technology at LSBF Singapore. The postgraduate programme is awarded by The University of Law in the UK, rated five stars by QS World University Rankings.
The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the longest-established specialist providers of legal education and training in the UK, also offering Business, Criminology, and Policing courses. ULaw campuses are based in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester, and Nottingham, and international campuses in Berlin and in Hong Kong. Their courses are also available online, full time and part time.
ULaw is ranked 1st amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England in 2020 and was awarded 5 Star Rating by QS World University Rankings.
LSBF Singapore is excited to offer master's programmes in partnership with The University of Law in 2022.
All Master of Laws programmes will enable students to gain practical insights as well as theoretical knowledge in specialised areas of law. Upon completion of one of the Master of Law programmes, students will be able to successfully tackle complex legal issues arising from practical scenarios, provide competent legal advice to fictional clients and critically evaluate the principles of law covered by the programme.
The University of Law recognises that a number of Master of Laws programme students will be from non-common law jurisdictions. Therefore, a comprehensive induction programme will form part of the first two weeks of study, covering the key principles of the common law system. This will be made available to all students. The full induction programme will be available both face to face and online.
In particular, the aims are as follows:
- To develop a systematic understanding of the law and practice on the part of learners, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, at the forefront of the areas, studied.
- To enhance learners’ intellectual, transferable and interpersonal skills as well as developing postgraduate skills such as the demonstration of initiative and autonomy in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level.
- To provide learners with a programme of study that enhances their prospects of legally related professional, commercial, business, or academic employment.
- To provide flexibility in delivery modes to increase learner access to the LLM.
The programme provides opportunities for students to achieve the following learning outcomes:
A. Knowledge and understanding
Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
A1. a substantial range of practical and theoretical legal and technological principles and processes relevant to the areas studied.
A2. the law of England and Wales and, where appropriate, European and or international law.
A3. current research and practical scholarship in relation to specific areas of law and technology both domestically and internationally, as appropriate.
A4. current problems and insights at the forefront of the discipline.
A5. research methods appropriate to law and the social sciences, including primary and secondary sources, nationally and internationally, as appropriate.
B. Subject specific intellectual and research skills
Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:
B1. interpret complex legal issues systematically, making sound judgements and communicating findings clearly and accurately in English using appropriate legal terminology.
B2. analyse practical legal and technological problems logically and provide a range of solutions to them informed by critical evaluation of their merits.
B3. analyse primary legal source materials such as cases and statutes and apply the law derived from this data to the solution of practical legal problems.
B4. critically evaluate and synthesise doctrinal arguments surrounding particular areas of law and technology and construct a coherent argument from relevant data.
B5. process a large quantity of complex data and apply that information to the resolution of individual problems.
C. General Transferable Skills, Professional Skills and Attributes
Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:
C1. explain how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in law and technology, and apply these skills in order to make personal and reasoned judgements in the areas studied, especially in relation to the award-linked subject area.
C2. appraise relevant ethical and policy issues which underpin the areas of law and technology studied.
C3. listen effectively to others, with a view to extracting relevant information, identifying gaps in information and/or distilling key points in order to form a coherent critique.
C4. work independently and with originality in tackling and solving problems and overall act as an autonomous professional.
C5. communicate the conclusions of their research clearly and concisely to legal and non-legal; technical and non-technical audiences.
C6. identify transferable skills for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility, independent learning, and the exercise of initiative in complex and unpredictable situations.
C7. critically evaluate their own progress and independent learning for continuing professional development.
C8. appraise and make decisions with complex and unpredictable information and/or data.
C9. evaluate and apply concepts learned in one area to another.
The approach to learning and teaching on the Master of Laws programmes is predominantly learner-centered. Each taught module is divided into a number of Units which are presented using the Prepare, Engage, Consolidate approach.
Prepare: this represents all of the work the student needs to complete before attending/completing the relevant workshop. Traditional lecture content will be presented in short bite-sized segments of approximately 10 minutes to better engage the modern student. Guided independent research and reading will be expected as part of a student’s preparation.
Engage: this represents the interactive element of the Unit. This could be a face-to-face workshop, asynchronous online workshop, or an asynchronous online activity.
Consolidate: this represents the final part of the Unit and can be used by students to check their understanding of the Unit immediately after their Engage activity or as part of their revision for the module or both. Consolidate activities will vary depending on the module and Unit but could include Test and Feedback (computer-based questions).
Within each of the modules, the student will be expected to demonstrate an ability to complete a complex set of tasks and activities autonomously.
Example learning methods:
- Test and Feedback questions (providing immediate feedback to students on their understanding),
- Directed and independent self-study, group or web-based discussions,
- Consolidation media (combination of lecture style and question-based)
- Case studies, problem-solving activities, research activities, guest speakers, and group-based research and presentations
a. Minimum Academic Entry Requirement:
- Students should possess a minimum 2nd class honours degree in any subject.
- There is a Compulsory Two Week Induction required for all students unless they can evidence the successful completion of either:
- an LLB or equivalent; or
- a minimum of 3 legal modules, worth at least 80 QCF credits that must include: English Legal System; Contract Law; and Law of Tort
b. Minimum English Language Entry Requirement:
- An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law
This module will take a look at how disruptive technologies are bringing about a fundamental shift in decision-making and shaping a core way of how the modern legal practice operates. To address the concerns of future lawyers, this module will look into the growing use of Artificial Intelligence platforms to facilitate the process of document analysis and contract review. The growing popularity of Blockchain technology in Law shall also be explored.Expand
International Trade Law
This module will introduce the five main areas of international trade law: - International sales of goods, E-commerce, The transportation of cargo, Financing & Insurance, and Dispute resolution.Expand
International Corporate Governance
This module will consider the role of corporate governance in a global context allowing students to evaluate the models and theories of corporate governance.Expand
This module will take a look at how disruptive technologies are bringing about a fundamental shift in decision-making and shaping a core way of how the modern legal practice operates. To address the concerns of future lawyers, this module will look into the growing use of Artificial Intelligence platforms to facilitate the process of document analysis and contract review. The growing popularity of Blockchain technology in Law shall also be explored.
This module will introduce the five main areas of international trade law: - International sales of goods, E-commerce, The transportation of cargo, Financing & Insurance, and Dispute resolution.
This module will consider the role of corporate governance in a global context allowing students to evaluate the models and theories of corporate governance.
Cyberlaws (The Laws of Data and Digital Assets)
This module explores the key legal concepts which underpin cyberspace. The module will examine privacy laws, other key legal principles in cyberspace including the use of intellectual property laws to protect digital assets and the ability to enforce rights cross-border (jurisdiction).Expand
Dissertation in Legal Technologies
The Dissertation provides students with the opportunity to develop their research and analysis skills in an area linked to their award title.Expand
This module explores the key legal concepts which underpin cyberspace. The module will examine privacy laws, other key legal principles in cyberspace including the use of intellectual property laws to protect digital assets and the ability to enforce rights cross-border (jurisdiction).
The Dissertation provides students with the opportunity to develop their research and analysis skills in an area linked to their award title.
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