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Law & Technology LLM pathway

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Our LLM in Law and Technology is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree which offers students a rare opportunity to systematically acquire academic training in the interdisciplinary area of Law and Technology. The education will focus on cultivating students’ problem-solving skills, critical thinking ability, and the adaptability to the ever-changing economy of 21st century driven by technological innovations. The LLM in Law and Technology will greatly improve students’ employability for tomorrow’s job market in legal, finance, and technology industries.

Key benefits

  • Our classes are taught by leading academics specialising in technology laws and regulations of key jurisdictions, such as UK, US, EU and China. This is part of what makes King’s such an exciting atmosphere in which to study.
  • The Law and Technology pathway explores the opportunities, legal problems, and risks concerning the most pressing issues in the 21st century, such as e-commerce, intellectual property, cyberspace, cryptocurrencies and blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and other financial technologies. It considers the most effective and appropriate regulatory approaches to address such legal challenges, from interdisciplinary, international and transnational perspectives.
  • We combine our educational endeavour with research spirit, as the LLM in Law and Technology is supported by the Centre for Technology, Ethics, Law & Society (TELOS), which is a key research centre at The Dickson Poon School of Law, and aims to engage in rigorous, policy-relevant research exploring the legal, ethical and social implications of new and emerging technologies.
  • We adopt innovative and research-led teaching pedagogy that focuses on cultivating students’ problem-solving skills, critical thinking ability, and the adaptability to the ever-changing economy of 21st centry driven by technological innovations. It will greatly improve students’ employability and prepare them for the future job market where employees with Law and Technology knowledge and skills will be highly sought-after.

What you will study

Once enrolled on the General LLM at King’s, students can choose modules to follow the Law and Technology pathway and achieve a specialist LLM in Law and Technology. Full-time students who complete the programme in one year will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.  To graduate with a Law & Technology LLM at least 120 credits must be taken within the pathway. This can be optional modules alone or a combination of optional modules and a writing project, providing its content is relevant to the pathway.    The range of Law & Technology LLM optional modules may typically include: 

  • Artificial Intelligence, Law and Society (15 credits)
  • Competition, Intellectual Property & The Media Industry (15 credits)
  • Copyright & The Music Industry in The Digital Era (15 credits)
  • Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain: Technological Advances and Legal Challenges (15 credits)
  • Cyberspace Law: ‘Big Data’, Algorithmic Governance and Democracy (15 credits)
  • Electronic Commerce Law (15 credits)
  • Energy Transitions & Green Tech (15 credits)
  • Law & Policy of Financial Technologies (15 credits)
  • Legal Technology Innovation (15 credits)
  • Technology, Democracy and Society (15 credits)

In addition, all students are required to take one of the following writing projects, detailed further on the General LLM prospectus page: 

  • Dissertation (45 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • 10,000 word practice or research module (45 credits)

To follow the Law & Technology pathway, you must first apply for the General LLM at King's. After enrolment you will select your pathway modules.

Find out more about the LLM at King's and apply

Pathway Director

Lerong Lu

Dr Lerong Lu

Senior Lecturer in Law

Dr Lerong Lu is a lecturer in International Financial Law, and in addition to being the Director of the LLM in Law & Technology, serves as Director for the English law & Hong Kong Law, and English Law & Singapore Law joint-degree programmes. Dr Lu specialises in Banking Law, Financial Regulation, Company Law and Corporate Finance and Comparative Legal Study.

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