The specialisation in digital law and technological innovation is designed to equip students with the legal knowledge and technical skills needed to navigate the complex ethical, legal and social implications of new technologies.
Students can choose from subjects designed to impart expert knowledge about the regulatory challenges of our times: the expediential growth of artificial intelligence, big data and allied disruptive technologies, such as blockchain and ‘smart contracts’, which affect markets, professional practice and governance.
Law and legal practice are changing rapidly through the effects of new digital technologies on markets, the public sector and society. Melbourne Law School’s new Specialist Certificate in the area of Digital Law and Technological Innovation provides law graduates with contemporary, expert insights and skill development in responding to, and indeed staying ahead of, disruptive innovation.
Co-Directors of Studies
Single subjects in Digital Law and Technological Innovation
- Advanced Payment Devices and Fintech
- AI and Consumer Protection Law
- Artificial Intelligence and the Law
- Big Data: Competition Policy and Law
- Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law
- Competition and New Technologies
- Competition in Digital Markets
- Contract Design and Automation
- Cryptoassets in Global Context
- Design for Innovation
- Digital Technologies and Labour Law
- Digital Trade
- Entertainment Law
- Esports and the Law
- Health Data Governance
- Human Rights and the Digital State (new for 2022)
- Information Technology Contracting Law
- Internet Law
- Law and Emerging Health Technologies
- Law, Science and Technology: in Global Context
- Licensing Law and Technology Transfer
- New Media and Communications: Law and Policy
- Online Streaming, Film and TV Law
- Privacy and Regulation of Surveillance
- Privacy Law
- Regulation of FinTech
- Science and AI: Legal and Ethical Challenges (new for 2022)
- Sports Marketing and Media Law
- Tax and Innovation
Single subject study
Subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters are available as single subject enrolments, either with or without assessment.
All Digital Law and Technological Innovation subjects are accredited to the following courses:
Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics
The Centre facilitates cross-disciplinary research, teaching and leadership on the ethical, regulatory and legal issues relating to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital technologies.