Onderzoeksseminar Digital Society

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode RGMRI00006
Vaknaam Onderzoeksseminar Digital Society
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II (Blok 3 en 4)
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Onderzoeksseminar Digital Society
Leerdoelen Students will be able to:
a. Build a cognitive map of the different legal disciplines interacting in issues of digital transformation of society
b. Determine different legal (and non-legal) strategies to address new challenges brought about by the digital transformation of society
c. Determine gaps in knowledge and design appropriate research questions
d. Develop approaches to address the different research questions on the role of law in the digital transformation of society
Students will formulate a research question and answer thjs question using a research method of their preference.
Omschrijving Society is going through a process of digital transformation. There are few, if any, areas in society that are not being shaped by software, algorithms, internet access, smart device etc. With law often perceived as playing catch up to ever-changing technology, it is important to reflect on the role of different areas of law in the shaping of society through technology. This research seminar employs a different legal perspectives approach for a better understanding of the challenges from by the digital transformation of society. This approach would allow students to visualise overlaps, differences and gaps in legal approaches in this complex and fast developing field.

Next to the participation in classes where the developments in these areas will be discussed, the participants in the course are expected:
- to independently conduct research;
- to write a paper based on it;
- to present the paper;
- to actively participate in group discussions.
The individual paper, the individual presentation and the participation in group discussions will be evaluated separately in the proportion 60/30/10.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm seminaar
(7x2 seminaar in blok 3 en 4.)
Toetsvorm paper(s)
Vaksoort m5-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator prof. dr. G.P. Mifsud Bonnici
Docent(en) prof. mr. dr. K.K. Lindenberg ,prof. dr. G.P. Mifsud Bonnici
Entreevoorwaarden Alleen toegankelijk voor masterstudenten Rechtswetenschappelijk Onderzoek en geselecteerde LLM-plus studenten
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Rechtswetenschappelijk Onderzoek 5 semester II a.(OV) 2-3