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Overview

The short course will introduce participants into how technology is used in today's legal practice and justice provision.

Summary

This short course will introduce participants into how technology is used in today's legal practice and justice provision, and to likely effects on legal education, the landscape of the legal profession and the law more broadly in the foreseeable future. It takes place from 9am to 6pm on Thursday 1, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 February 2018 at The Legal Innovation Centre, Ormeau Baths, 18 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, BT2 8HS.

Lunch and refreshments are included (please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements).

CPD hours are available for Ireland, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

A reduced fee of £440.85 is available for those who wish to apply from the not-for-profit sector.

Please contact FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk for a copy of the full course outline.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809

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About this course

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About

Traditional law and technology courses have looked to the regulation of new technologies and the restrictive power of law on the use and development of new technologies (in terms of privacy, intellectual property, security). This course looks at the other side of the picture as in the ways in which new technological developments will influence the future development of law and legal service provision (both in the public and private sector).

For example (in the public provision of justice) what are the possibilities for online dispute resolution to take on part of the burden that has traditionally devolved to either the courts or more recently tribunals? As a second example (in the private sphere) what are the implications of new informatic developments for particular levels of mundane legal work to be carried out by intelligent computer systems and what is the impact on humans? What are the likely knock-on effects for the future of legal education, and for the legal professions? To what degree will future lawyers be required to be legal technologists, and what level of training will they need for this to be realised?

In short, this course will elaborate on the changing face of legal practice, give a grounding in basic concepts and technologies, investigate the opportunities and risks of the changing dynamics of law due to increasingly sophisticated informatic systems and look to the changing face of law as a result of these changes.

This course is designed to equip participants with a grounding course in new developments in technology that are particularly relevant to law, particularly law in the sense of the provision of legal services. Such grounding would include exposure to relevant social context (i.e. new developments in legal practice as a result of new technologies, future scanning of likely effects) and also basic exploration of relevant software and informatic elements (practical coding). Feedback from industry collaborators has identified that this course would be in very high demand as a continuing education option for their current staff, and that participants taking the course would be well placed for future (local) employment.

CPD Hours:Solicitors in Northern Ireland are able to claim 17 General Group Study CPD hours from the Law Society of Northern Ireland for attending all lectures/seminars/practicals.

The course takes place from 9am to 6pm on Thursday 1, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 February 2018 at The Legal Innovation Centre, Ormeau Baths, 18 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, BT2 8HS. Lunch and refreshments are included (please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements).

A reduced fee of £440.85 is available for those who wish to apply from the not-for-profit sector.

Please contact FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk for a copy of the full course outline.

Linked programmes

PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development,

Assessment

100% ExaminationOnline assessment with completion of four questions in 1.5 hours on topics of relevance from the course.

Attendance

This course requires attendance for three consecutive days from 9am to 6pm on Thursday 1, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 February 2018.

Lunch and refreshments are included (please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements).

Professional recognition

CPD hours are available for Ireland, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 1 February 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

When submitting an application, please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Start dates

  • 1 February 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£1,500.00
England, Scotland & Wales:
£1,500.00
International:
£3,000.00

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1718.pdf

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680