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LLM in E Law and Commercial Law Dr Darius Whelan, University College Cork LEFIS Workshop Durham 2004
2 UCC Faculty of Law Over 500 undergraduate Students (day and evening) Over 50 postgraduate Students 20 full-time staff Strong Research Record Website: www.ucc.ie/law/
3 Law Online at UCC Irish partner of BAILII British and Irish Legal Information Institute www.bailii.org Irish Legal Information Initiative www.irlii.org Irish Law Site www.irishlaw.org Cork Online Law Review colr.ucc.ie
4 LLM in E Law and Commercial Law Only one of its kind in Republic of Ireland Minor thesis plus six units Minor thesis (12,500 words) must be on e-Law or Commercial Law Compulsory Units: Internet Regulation Current Issues in CyberLaw Electronic Commerce Law
5 Two units from the area of Commercial Law Advanced EC Competition Law Information Law and Policy Principles of Environmental Law Intellectual Property Law Law of Credit and Security Mergers and Acquisitions Law One unit either from units above or from: Contemporary Issues in Irish Constitutional Law; Challenges in Medical Law and Policy; Criminology; Immigration and Refugee Law; International Criminal Law; Juvenile Justice; Penology
6 Internet Regulation Dr Darius Whelan Topics: Policy Issues Cybercrime Intellectual Property Aspects of Domain Name Law Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Participation in online mediation & arbitration competition
7 Current Issues in CyberLaw Professor Steve Hedley Topics: Defamation and reputation management IP issues generally Jurisdiction Ownership of links in civil law Search engines and the law Access to websites, and website policies Cookies and anonymity online Data retention and surveillance Multi-national law making Survival of old concepts, and a distinctive cyberlaw Law and control of computer users - Lessigs Code
8 Electronic Commerce Law (1) Introduction Online Transactions - Fidelma White: E-Commerce: the policy background and the legal framework The Formation and Terms of e-Contracts Protecting Consumer Buyers Electronic Banking - Mary Donnelly: The Legal Framework for e-Banking Electronic Funds Transfers: Legal Issues Arising e-Banking: Consumer Concerns and Legal Protections
9 Electronic Commerce Law (2) Online Privacy - Professor Maeve McDonagh: Privacy issues in the online environment Legal protection of privacy: data protection and electronic communications privacy Legal protection of privacy in the online environment Electronic Signatures - Darius Whelan: Electronic Signatures in Europe and USA
10 Use of Technology in Teaching (1) Students trained in use of Internet and Lexis- Nexis for legal research since 1993 Emphasis on Technology in delivery of courses Blackboard package Hyperlinks
13 Use of Technology in Teaching (2) Dedicated computer laboratory for law students Mobile IT Classroom acquired Presidents Award for Research into Innovative Forms of Teaching John Mee & Darius Whelan - Research into Use of Technology for Law Teaching and Learning
14 Research - Examples Maeve McDonagh and Louise Crowley working on the Irish monograph for inclusion in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws: CyberLaw (ed. J. Dumortier), Kluwer Law International, The Hague, 2004 E-SIGN PROJECT Study for European Commission on implementation of European regulatory framework for electronic signatures. Researchers: Maeve McDonagh and Fidelma White Privireal: Study for the European Commission on the implementation of the Data Protection Directive in the area of medical research: Researchers: Maeve McDonagh and Deirdre Madden Donnelly, M. & McDonagh, M. Maintaining Standards in electronic Banking: How does Ireland Measure Up? (2000) 7 Commercial Law Practitioner 211-217.
15 Industry and Public Sector Links Links with Matheson Ormsby Prentice, one of Irelands top IT Law Firms, e.g. Postgraduate Scholarship in IT Law Link with Department of Communications, Marine & Natural Resources Student Placements e.g. Data Protection Commissioners Office; Electronic Privacy Information Center (Washington)
16 Other Activities Seminar to be held 7 May 2004 on E Law: Law for the Electronic Age Franklin Pierce Law Center to hold Summer Institute in Cork, 2005 Irish Partner in Creative Commons project E Law webpages at www.ucc.ie/law/lawonline/elaw/