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Academic Year/course: 2022/23

26029 - Law and Technology


Teaching Guide Information

Academic Course:
2022/23
Academic Center:
304 - Faculty of Law and Economics
331 - Faculty of Law
Study:
3041 - Double bachelor's degree programme in Law and Business Management and Administration / Economics
3312 - Bachelor's (Degree) Programme in Law
Subject:
26029 - Law and Technology
Credits:
5.0
Course:
415 - Bachelor's degree in Law: 3
415 - Bachelor's degree in Law: 4
523 - Double bachelor's degree programme in Law and Business Management and Administration / Economics: 5
Teaching languages:
Theory: Group 1: English
Group 2: English
Group 3: English
Group 4: English
Teachers:
Migle Laukyte
Teaching Period:
First Quarter o Third Quarter
Schedule:

Presentation

During the last decades we are assisting a high-speed technological change that challenges our imaginations, customs, ways of life, social organization and legal order. We continuously update, invent, group, modify a variety of Information and communication, bio-, nano- and other kinds of technologies, that consequently are being turned into products and services. 

At the same time we have organized our societies on the basis of legal framework that we refer to to guide, legitimize and sanction our actions or lack thereof: needless to say that the last decades have presented the law with numerous challenges that legal scholars and legal practitioners were trying to deal with without betraying the principles of law, such as justice, personal freedom and autonomy, respect and protection human rights, and many others. 

This course aims to address this clash of between the law and technological innovation by looking at specific technologies and particular branches of law, such as commercial law, human rights law and other legal branches: the best way to understand the technological change and where it might lead us is to look at and work with concrete examples, and—at the same time—critically tackle the problematic issues that arise and see how they have been solved and—if they remain unsolved—what possible and viable solutions could be. 

Associated skills

General competences of the Degree

1. G2. Oral and written communication.

2. G4 Ethical commitment

3. G6 Motivation for quality.

4. G7 Ability for autonomous learning

 

Specific competences of the subject

 

E11. Advise business or trade union organizations

E22. Understand the dynamic nature of labor relations

In addition: Regulatory framework applicable to technological innovations

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

 

The students will:

  • Gain knowledge about different examples of technologies that are most relevant from the legal point of view and understand how they work and what their main features are
  • Learn about legal problems, risks and possibilities related to these technologies
  • Improve their information analysis and critical thinking skills, develop skills that permit a student to deal with the problem by thinking "outside the box"
  • Learn more about interdisciplinary research

Sustainable Development Goals

 

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Prerequisites

Inscribed in the undergraduate law degree or other social science discipline and good level of English. 

 

Contents

Contents

 

The topics that will be discussed during the course might be different depending on the latest news or technological breakthroughs we might be witnessing. Therefore the following is an orientative list of topics that is subject to changes: 

  1. Human Rights: privacy and personal data protection, right to self-determination and other rights that might be affected. 
  2. Administrative law
    1. E-government and open government
      1. Big Data and open Data
      2. Smart city
  3. Labour law
    1. New rules for labour at a distance, right to disconnect
    2. New labor forms: New technological platforms and new kinds of jobs (the situation of ridders)
    3. AI and labor market
  4. Civil law:
    1. Intellectual property challenges
  5. Commercial law
    1. Consumer protection
    2. 3D-4D-5D printing
  6. Criminal law: cibercrimes and cybersecurity
  7. International law: autonomous weapons

Teaching Methods

Unless otherwise established by the authorities, the classes take place in the classroom, twice a week. The attendance is not mandatory, but advisable. 

Evaluation

  • 2 tests: one in the middle of the course, and the 2nd at the end of the course. 
  • The medium grade between the first and second tests is the final grade of a student. 
  • Active participation during the classes is awarded 1 point maximum to be added to the final grade.

 

 

Bibliography and information resources

The bibliography will be updated during the course. 

 


Academic Year/course: 2022/23

26029 - Law and Technology


Informació de la Guia Docent

Academic Course:
2022/23
Academic Center:
304 - Faculty of Law and Economics
331 - Faculty of Law
Study:
3041 - Double bachelor's degree programme in Law and Business Management and Administration / Economics
3312 - Bachelor's (Degree) Programme in Law
Subject:
26029 - Law and Technology
Credits:
5.0
Course:
415 - Bachelor's degree in Law: 3
415 - Bachelor's degree in Law: 4
523 - Double bachelor's degree programme in Law and Business Management and Administration / Economics: 5
Teaching languages:
Theory: Group 1: English
Group 2: English
Group 3: English
Group 4: English
Teachers:
Migle Laukyte
Teaching Period:
First Quarter o Third Quarter
Schedule:

Presentation

During the last decades we are assisting a high-speed technological change that challenges our imaginations, customs, ways of life, social organization and legal order. We continuously update, invent, group, modify a variety of Information and communication, bio-, nano- and other kinds of technologies, that consequently are being turned into products and services. 

At the same time we have organized our societies on the basis of legal framework that we refer to to guide, legitimize and sanction our actions or lack thereof: needless to say that the last decades have presented the law with numerous challenges that legal scholars and legal practitioners were trying to deal with without betraying the principles of law, such as justice, personal freedom and autonomy, respect and protection human rights, and many others. 

This course aims to address this clash of between the law and technological innovation by looking at specific technologies and particular branches of law, such as commercial law, human rights law and other legal branches: the best way to understand the technological change and where it might lead us is to look at and work with concrete examples, and—at the same time—critically tackle the problematic issues that arise and see how they have been solved and—if they remain unsolved—what possible and viable solutions could be. 

Associated skills

General competences of the Degree

1. G2. Oral and written communication.

2. G4 Ethical commitment

3. G6 Motivation for quality.

4. G7 Ability for autonomous learning

 

Specific competences of the subject

 

E11. Advise business or trade union organizations

E22. Understand the dynamic nature of labor relations

In addition: Regulatory framework applicable to technological innovations

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

 

The students will:

  • Gain knowledge about different examples of technologies that are most relevant from the legal point of view and understand how they work and what their main features are
  • Learn about legal problems, risks and possibilities related to these technologies
  • Improve their information analysis and critical thinking skills, develop skills that permit a student to deal with the problem by thinking "outside the box"
  • Learn more about interdisciplinary research

Sustainable Development Goals

 

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Prerequisites

Inscribed in the undergraduate law degree or other social science discipline and good level of English. 

 

Contents

Contents

 

The topics that will be discussed during the course might be different depending on the latest news or technological breakthroughs we might be witnessing. Therefore the following is an orientative list of topics that is subject to changes: 

  1. Human Rights: privacy and personal data protection, right to self-determination and other rights that might be affected. 
  2. Administrative law
    1. E-government and open government
      1. Big Data and open Data
      2. Smart city
  3. Labour law
    1. New rules for labour at a distance, right to disconnect
    2. New labor forms: New technological platforms and new kinds of jobs (the situation of ridders)
    3. AI and labor market
  4. Civil law:
    1. Intellectual property challenges
  5. Commercial law
    1. Consumer protection
    2. 3D-4D-5D printing
  6. Criminal law: cibercrimes and cybersecurity
  7. International law: autonomous weapons

Teaching Methods

Unless otherwise established by the authorities, the classes take place in the classroom, twice a week. The attendance is not mandatory, but advisable. 

Evaluation

  • 2 tests: one in the middle of the course, and the 2nd at the end of the course. 
  • The medium grade between the first and second tests is the final grade of a student. 
  • Active participation during the classes is awarded 1 point maximum to be added to the final grade.

 

 

Bibliography and information resources

The bibliography will be updated during the course. 

 


Academic Year/course: 2022/23

26029 - Law and Technology


Información de la Guía Docente

Academic Course:
2022/23
Academic Center:
304 - Faculty of Law and Economics
331 - Faculty of Law
Study:
3041 - Double bachelor's degree programme in Law and Business Management and Administration / Economics
3312 - Bachelor's (Degree) Programme in Law
Subject:
26029 - Law and Technology
Credits:
5.0
Course:
415 - Bachelor's degree in Law: 3
415 - Bachelor's degree in Law: 4
523 - Double bachelor's degree programme in Law and Business Management and Administration / Economics: 5
Teaching languages:
Theory: Group 1: English
Group 2: English
Group 3: English
Group 4: English
Teachers:
Migle Laukyte
Teaching Period:
First Quarter o Third Quarter
Schedule:

Presentation

During the last decades we are assisting a high-speed technological change that challenges our imaginations, customs, ways of life, social organization and legal order. We continuously update, invent, group, modify a variety of Information and communication, bio-, nano- and other kinds of technologies, that consequently are being turned into products and services. 

At the same time we have organized our societies on the basis of legal framework that we refer to to guide, legitimize and sanction our actions or lack thereof: needless to say that the last decades have presented the law with numerous challenges that legal scholars and legal practitioners were trying to deal with without betraying the principles of law, such as justice, personal freedom and autonomy, respect and protection human rights, and many others. 

This course aims to address this clash of between the law and technological innovation by looking at specific technologies and particular branches of law, such as commercial law, human rights law and other legal branches: the best way to understand the technological change and where it might lead us is to look at and work with concrete examples, and—at the same time—critically tackle the problematic issues that arise and see how they have been solved and—if they remain unsolved—what possible and viable solutions could be. 

Associated skills

General competences of the Degree

1. G2. Oral and written communication.

2. G4 Ethical commitment

3. G6 Motivation for quality.

4. G7 Ability for autonomous learning

 

Specific competences of the subject

 

E11. Advise business or trade union organizations

E22. Understand the dynamic nature of labor relations

In addition: Regulatory framework applicable to technological innovations

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

 

The students will:

  • Gain knowledge about different examples of technologies that are most relevant from the legal point of view and understand how they work and what their main features are
  • Learn about legal problems, risks and possibilities related to these technologies
  • Improve their information analysis and critical thinking skills, develop skills that permit a student to deal with the problem by thinking "outside the box"
  • Learn more about interdisciplinary research

Sustainable Development Goals

 

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Prerequisites

Inscribed in the undergraduate law degree or other social science discipline and good level of English. 

 

Contents

Contents

 

The topics that will be discussed during the course might be different depending on the latest news or technological breakthroughs we might be witnessing. Therefore the following is an orientative list of topics that is subject to changes: 

  1. Human Rights: privacy and personal data protection, right to self-determination and other rights that might be affected. 
  2. Administrative law
    1. E-government and open government
      1. Big Data and open Data
      2. Smart city
  3. Labour law
    1. New rules for labour at a distance, right to disconnect
    2. New labor forms: New technological platforms and new kinds of jobs (the situation of ridders)
    3. AI and labor market
  4. Civil law:
    1. Intellectual property challenges
  5. Commercial law
    1. Consumer protection
    2. 3D-4D-5D printing
  6. Criminal law: cibercrimes and cybersecurity
  7. International law: autonomous weapons

Teaching Methods

Unless otherwise established by the authorities, the classes take place in the classroom, twice a week. The attendance is not mandatory, but advisable. 

Evaluation

  • 2 tests: one in the middle of the course, and the 2nd at the end of the course. 
  • The medium grade between the first and second tests is the final grade of a student. 
  • Active participation during the classes is awarded 1 point maximum to be added to the final grade.

 

 

Bibliography and information resources

The bibliography will be updated during the course.