School of Law

QLLM358 Cyberspace Law: Internet Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution (Sem 1) (Not running 2018-19)

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 (e.g. data protection and trans-border 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 and 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.

  • Jurisdictional Challenge, State Sovereignty and International Law
  • Jurisdiction of the Criminal Courts 
  • Jurisdiction and Criminal Investigation and Prosecution
  • Private International Law: Jurisdiction and Enforcement, Applicable Law: UK and EU
  • US Conflicts of Law
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • Jurisdiction & Free Trade: TFEU Freedom to Provide Services, Country of Origin Regulation and WTO
  • Online Gambling and Audio-visual Content as an Example of Cross-border Conflicts
  • Trans-border data flows and jurisdiction.



Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
  • LLM in Computer and Communications Law
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • LLM in Law and Economics
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written examination


22.5 Credits