Law and Information Technology
The Master in Law and Information Technology programme seeks to build vertical knowledge by graduating legal cadres with a high degree of specialised knowledge and qualification in law and information technology (IT). The programme builds and develops knowledge abilities, academic research skills, and criticism, qualifying graduates to compete in the market and facilitate their access to Ph.D. programmes.
The programme seeks to provide methodological academic knowledge in law and IT. Graduates will be capable of addressing IT-related legal matters. It also intends to qualify students to deal with matters and problems arising from the use of IT and electronic devices in everyday life from a legal perspective. These include mechanisms or techniques that revolve around technology and electronic environment in various disciplines, requirements or limitations on the use of technology, legal framework for consequent cases or impacts of either using or misusing technology. Legal matters also address relevant stakeholders,
including their competences, roles, interagency links, and relationship with individuals in relevant IT spheres.
- Develop the capacity to understand uses of the theory of law in the IT field and applications, including both hardware and software.
- Develop the capacity of critical thinking and writing of interdisciplinary applied research papers on law and IT.
- Develop the capacity to deal with cases involving commerce, contracts, evidence, and resolution of disputes arising from e-transactions.
- Improve the capacity to understand and deal methodologically with IT uses to maintain information security, privacy, and human rights.
- Enhance the capacity to deal with the dimensions of access to, retrieval, and filing of electronic evidence.
- Develop the capacity to understand crimes committed by means of technological devices or media.
- Improve the capacity to use scientific methods to establish, assess, or refute electronic evidence.
- Graduate legal practitioners with the ability to handle legal problems that are inextricably linked to technology.
1. Hold a BA in law from a recognised university.
2. Pass a written examination to evaluate their legal and IT capabilities.