In an era of digital disruption, don't just survive. Be a leader.
Taught entirely online, the ANU Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law gives you the skills and knowledge to accelerate your career. Understand the application - and evolution - of the law in the digital era.
This programme is ideal for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline and wish to develop their knowledge of Australian and international legal systems and how laws are created, interpreted and applied to new technologies.
The Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law also provides a pathway to the ANU Master of Laws (LLM) for graduates from non-cognate disciplines upon completion of Law and Legal Institutions (LAWS8586).
The Graduate of Certificate of New Technologies Law provides a flexible structure and includes a range of law electives, including information technology, legal app development, blockchain & legal innovation, cyber warfare, artificial intelligence and media law.
For students who do not have a law degree, this programme includes a compulsory six-unit course on Digital Economies and the Law that is available twice a year and which covers introductory topics in Contract Law, Law of Torts, and Statutory Interpretation.
As an ANU College of Law student, you'll learn from leading academics, world-renowned guest lecturers and industry experts from Australia and around the world. All courses are taught by staff with international research reputations and draw upon ANU Law’s strategic location in the national capital.
You'll also benefit from a range of real-world learning opportunities that are unique to studying law at ANU, including international e-moot competitions and legal hackathons.
Mode of delivery
Courses under this programme are delivered entirely online, offering the ability to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments.
Evaluate complex legal problems, concepts and risks arising from the implementation of new technologies.
Undertake legal research, legal writing and resolution of complex legal problems existing in operational domains created and supported by new technologies.
Research, reflect and write on the practice or theory of new technologies law.
Critically examine scholarship in relation to the use of new technologies in different use cases, including private and public law.
Develop and apply legal knowledge to complex legal technology problems in an analytical and creative manner.
Communicate to both legal and non-legal audiences, verbally and in writing, legal, policy and theoretical perspectives arising from the use of new technologies.
The Graduate Certificate of New Technology Law requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:
6 units from completion of the compulsory course:
LAWS8407 - Digital Economies and the Law *
18 units from completion of the following course(s):
LAWS8035 - Cyber Warfare Law
LAWS8237 - Health Law and Bioethics
LAWS8301 - Graduate Research Unit
LAWS8401 - Weaponry and Targeting
LAWS8402 - Media Law
LAWS8403 - #MeToo
LAWS8405 - Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society
LAWS8408 - Legal App Development
LAWS8445 - Information Technology Law
LAWS8451 - Legislative Drafting and Technology
LEGM8001 - Blockchain & Legal Innovation I
LEGM8002 - Blockchain & Legal Innovation II
*Students who have completed an Australian undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor or equivalent are exempted from LAWS8407 Digital Economies and the Lawand are required to complete an additional 6 units from the course list.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0
Or at least 10 years of work experience in an ANZSCO Skill Level 1 role
English language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Assessment of qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programmes, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the programme. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
The Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law equips you with the skills and knowledge to analyse complex legal problems, and apply legal frameworks to new technologies. In a world increasingly shaped by digital disruption, you'll have the ability and confidence to navigate change and succeed in the legal profession.
Upon completion, you'll join the prestigious and highly recognised ANU College of Law alumni network that boasts more than 21,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.
ANU is ranked in the top 20 in the world for the study of law (QS World Rankings by Subject 2019/20).
Possessing particular expertise in constitutional and administrative law, international law, environmental law, governance and national security, our academic experts provide national research leadership on the most important legal, regulatory and governance challenges facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the world.
Small group teaching provides postgraduate law students with increased opportunities to interact and engage with academic experts, visiting guest speakers and other students.