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School of Law

SOLM211 Cyberspace: Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution (Teaching Period C20)

Module Description

The Module analyses the concept and theories of jurisdiction under International Law (Public International Law), from the perspective of international criminal law, especially in the context of transnational crimes such as cybercrime, from the perspective of regulation (eg data protection and transborder data flows; online gambling; online content regulation) and from the perspective of private international law/conflicts of law (jurisdiction and applicable law in civil and commercial disputes such as contract, torts generally, defamation & privacy infringements, IP infringements). It therefore takes a novel approach by looking both at private law and public law- but this approach is necessary as internet communications are not restricted to private law and private international law.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • LLM in Dispute Resolution
  • LLM in Technology, Media and Communications

Mode of Assessment

3 hour 15 minute exam


30 Credits