Law and Information Communication Technology (LAWTEC)

Course description


Welcome
Welcome to the special course Law and Information Communication Technology (ICT)!


Learning objective/Course Aim
The objective of the special course is to provide the student with a more specialized knowledge in the field of law and information communication technology (ICT). This includes both acquainting the student with the legal rules that become operative with the use of ICT, as well as with the methodological consequences on legal work and the judicial system, resulting from an increased reliance on ICT. The student who has completed the special course shall have acquired insight into the demands of a lawyer practicing in the field of law and ICT. It often has European Union Law as a starting point together with other international trends and examines how these have left their mark on Swedish Law.


Pre-requirements
Allowed to participate in the special course Law and Information Communication Technology (ICT) are Swedish undergraduate law students with a minimum of 150 higher education credits of compulsory courses within the law programme. The course is also open to foreign undergraduate law students enrolled at the Department of Law, Stockholm University.
Participation in the course does not require any technical competence.


Course description
The following elements of the course Law and Information Communication Technology (ICT) are obligatory:

1. Contracting game

Students participating in the course Law and ICT will be required to participate in the "Contracting Game". Students will be divided into groups. Within each larger group there will be smaller sub-groups, which are then expected to enter into contractual negotiations with each other. The subject of these negotiations will be the procurement of an ICT system. The Contracting Game comprises both a written and oral part. The grade awarded will be based on both these parts and will be added to the final grade for the entire course.

2. Electronic Multiple Choice E-examination

Students participating in the course Law and ICT will be required to participate in a computer-based multiple choice question examination (e-examination). Students will be required to answer 20 questions within a period of 1 hour. The grade awarded will be added to the final grade for the entire course. A pass for the e-examination is 10 points (out of a possible 20)

3. Written Essay/PM

Students participating in the course Law and ICT will be required to write an essay/PM. This will be individual based work. After submission of the PM students will be required to defend the PM. This involves meeting with the course director, Stanley Greenstein, and a fellow-student in order to defend the PM. Part of the essay/PM requirement is that the student has also been an opponent for another student’s essay/PM. The grade awarded will be added to the final grade for the entire course.

A pass for the essay/PM is 2,5 points (out of a possible 5).

Factors that will be taken into account when judging the essay/PM are facts, focus and form

Publication of examination results

The total grade for the course Law and ICT will be published in Fastreg at the latest within 3 (three) weeks from the date of the last examination event.

Right to a re-check

You have the right to request a re-check of your examination if you think that the examinators have made an obvious mistake. This application must be in writing and you must clearly explain what the mistake entails. The application can be handed in to the course administrator or sent via email.

Please also note that you have the right to request a copy of your written answers. Please contact the course administrator should you require to see your answers for the multiple choice examination.

Special pedagogical support

Study Disability
Students with study disabilities have the right to so-called "pedagogical support for higher learning studies". For example, a student is able to receive alternative forms of examination such as extended time limits for examinations. Should a student apply for alternative forms of examination, he or she must inform the course administrator via email well in advance of the examination and specify what kind of alternative examination is requested. Should the request come in later than 3 (three) weeks prior to the examination, there is no guarantee that the alternative form of examination can be provided. By means of a written letter from the Student Centre Handicap Service, a student is required to prove that he or she has a disability as well as a motivation for which type of alternative form of examination is required. More information can be found at:
http://www.su.se/studentliv/funktionshinder/.

Language Support
All lectures, seminars and examination take place by means of the English language medium. If you feel that you require additional help with English writing, it is suggested that you approach “språkverkstaden” (“The Language Workshop”). The following is a link to their webpage:
http://www.su.se/utbildning/studentservice/studie-och-spr%C3%A5kverkstaden
Språkverkstaden is situated in the Student House (“Studenthuset”). Please contact them in order to find out more about the range of services they provide.


Some additional information regarding the examination:
Below please find some additional information regarding the electronic multiple choice examination.

You may be required to log on to the computers in Lexlab with your SU account and password. Please contact the course administrator if you require help in finding where the SU account is issued. If you do not manage to acquire this before the examination, you will be able to log on to the computers with a temporary username and password that will be supplied to you.

Once you have logged on to the computer in Lexlab, you will be required to click on an icon called "eTentamen". This can be found by clicking on the folder called "Lexlab". You will then be required to log on to the actual examination using your login details that you use to log on to Fastreg with (this is usually your ID number followed by a 4 digit number).

Please contact the course administrator in advance who will supply you with your Fastreg login details if you have forgotten them.


Examination
Examination
Examination takes place in the form of participation in the "Contracting Game", a multiple-choice examination as well as a written essay/PM. The “Contracting Game” comprises 30% of the final grade, the multiple choice examination 30% of the final grade and the essay/PM 40% of the final grade.
The following two grading systems are applied for this course: AB, BA, B (failed grade is U) and A, B, C, D, E (failed grades are Fx and F). The first grading system is for students enrolled in the law programme at Stockholm University or at other law departments in Sweden. The latter system (ECTS) is for exchange students. Upon request, Swedish law students have the right to receive an ECTS grade. Such a request must be submitted by the student to the course administrator not later than five days before the examination date.


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The following elements of the course Law and Information Communication Technology (ICT) are obligatory:

1. Contracting game

Students participating in the course Law and ICT will be required to participate in the "Contract Game". Students will be divided into groups. Within each larger group there will be smaller sub-groups, which are then expected to enter into contractual negotiations with eachother. The subject of these negotiations is the procurement of an ICT system. The Contracting Game comprises both a written and oral part and the grade awarded will be based on both these parts and will be added to the final grade for the entire course.

2. Electronic Multiple Choice E-examination

Students participating in the course Law and ICT will be required to participate in a computer-based multiple choice question examination (e-examination). Students will be required to answer 20 questions within a period of 1 hour. The grade awarded will be added to the final grade for the entire course. A pass for the e-examination is 10 points (out of a possible 20)

3. Written PM

Students participating in the course Law and ICT will be required to write a PM. This will be individual based work. After submission of the PM students will be required to meet with the course director, Stanley Greenstein, in order to defend the PM. The grade awarded will be added to the final grade for the entire course.

A pass for the PM is 2,5 points (out of a possible 5).

Factors that will be taken into account when judging the PM are facts, focus and form

Publication of examination results

The total grade for the course Law and ICT will be published in Fastreg at the latest within 3 (three) weeks from the date of the last examination event.

Right to a re-check

You have the right to request a re-check of your examination if you think that the examinators have made an obvious mistake. This application must be in writing and you must clearly explain what the mistake entails. The application can be handed in to the course administrator or sent via email.

Please also note that you have the right to request a copy of your written answers.

Special pedagogical support

Students with study disabilities have the right to so-called "pedagogical support for higher learning studies". For example, a student is able to receive alternative forms of examination such as extended time limits for examinations. Should a student apply for alternative forms of examination, he or she must inform the course administrator via email well in advance of the examination and specify what kind of alternative examination is requested. Should the request come in later than 3 (three) weeks prior to the examination, there is no guarantee that the alternative form of examination can be provided. By means of a written letter from the Student Centre Handicap Service, a student is required to prove that he or she has a handicap as well as a motivation for which type of alternative form of examination is required. More information can be found at:
http://www.su.se/studentliv/funktionshinder/.

Some additional information regarding the examination:
Below please find some additional information regarding the electronic multiple choice examination.

You may be required to log on to the computers in Lexlab with your SU account and password. This can be obtained from the Helpdesk in Allhuset if you do not already have one. If you do not manage to acquire this before the examination, you will be able to log on to the computers with a temporary username and password that will be supplied to you.

Once you have logged on to the computer in Lexlab, you will be required to click on an icon called "eTentamen". This can be found by clicking on the folder called "Lexlab". You will then be required to log on to the actual examination using your login details that you use to log on to Fastreg with (this is usually your ID number followed by a 4 digit number).

Please contact the course administrator Erica Grahn who will supply you with your Fastreg login details if you have forgotten them.

The functionality of the electronic multiple choice examination is very simple and only a few buttons are required. However, they are unfortunately only in Swedish. A translation follows and this paper will again be supplied at the actual examination:

"starta e-Tentamen" = "start eExamination"

"e-Tentamen består av 20st frågor" = "eExamination consists of 20 questions"

"Svarsalternativ" = "answer alternatives"

"Tidigare" = "go back"

"Nästa" = "go forward"

"Avsluta och spara e-Tentamen" = "Finish and save e-Examination"

"Nr" = "Number"

"Fråga" = "question"

"Svar" = "Answer"


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Course title:
Law and Information Communication Technology
Semester: Autumn term 2014
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Specialized Course for Master of Science Degre
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English
Syllabus

Contact:


Course contact:
lawtech@juridicum.su.se
Course coordinator:
Teaching assistant:
Alexandra Sackemark
Course manager:
Stanley Greenstein

Teachers:


Edenroth Mårten
Greenstein Stanley
Storr Christine
Agne Lindberg
Alexandra Sackemark
Anna Nordén
Anne- Marie Eklund- Löwinder
Christina Wainikka
John Ubena
Lydia Lundstedt
Markus Bylund
Olle Olsson
Petter Flink
Tobias Edvardsson
Westman Daniel