Masters | Postgraduate Course - LegalTech LLM Course Details within Swansea University

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LLM Full-time UK/EU £6,800 International £14,950
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LegalTech LLM

Study Details

LLM 1 year full-time

New for 2018, the LLM in LegalTech is an innovative and topical master’s programme, which explores how technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain impact on legal services. 

Organisations from both the legal and the tech worlds will be involved in the delivery of the programme, which will offer opportunities to work with artificial intelligence systems; to develop LegalTech apps and solutions; to become comfortable working with Big Data, and to understand the legal and regulatory challenges associated with technology.

Key Features

  • Be one of the UK’s first LLM in LegalTech graduates!
  • Gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st century lawyer/legal service practitioner able to deploy different technologies to aid legal practice and to drive innovation across the profession.
  • Discover how Artificial Intelligence is applied to the Law (e.g. introduction to theory, techniques, and tools) and how the Law is applied to AI (e.g. legal, regulatory and ethical impacts of automation and information access).
  • Learn AI concepts and work with AI tools to develop your own LegalTech solutions, gain experience working with “Big” and Small Data, and apply your knowledge in hands-on practical exercises.

Module details

Topics likely to be covered are:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Law (Computer Science applied to Law)
  • Automating Legal Services
  • Computational thinking and programming for lawyers
  • Quantitative analysis and working with Big Data
  • Blockchain/distributed ledger technology
  • The Law and Artificial Intelligence (Law applied to Computer Science)
  • Rights and accountability in the Digital Economy
  • Legal services in a digital world
  • LegalTech entrepreneurship
  • Digital IP
  • Dissertation or project       

Entry Requirements

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world. Ideally you’ll hold a 2:1 degree in law, although we will consider candidates with a 2:2 based on their overall and individual module performance. Candidates with relevant experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component) and TOEFL (with a score of at least 88 and at least Listening: 21, Reading: 22, Speaking: 23, Writing: 21).