Cyber Law

Module code: 951M3
Level 7 (Masters)
30 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

This module provides an introduction to the structure and governance of transactions taking place over the internet and related issues commonly called "cyberlaw".

You will focus on the theory and practice concerning the dematerialisation of transactions, the creation of extra-domestic rules through private self-regulation as well as public norms through international bodies such as UNCITRAL and the EU.

You'll also look at the relevance of private international law resolution in cases of disputes.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the competing theories of cyberlaw, and critically assess their implications in the new technological age
  • Appreciate the distinct role of cyberlaw in the UK and EU legal framework, and European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
  • Have a critical understanding of the economic implications of the EU legal framework that regulates, manages and protects interests in relation to cyberlaw
  • Recognise and critically analyze the most important regulatory mechanisms for the implementation of EU and UK cyberlaw
  • Develop their own judgement and contribution on the recent expansion of cyber law and/or its interaction with other laws and/or EU competences
  • Manage and critique specific case-studies that illustrate the theoretical framework studied