CIS students will be taking intensive summer course at UTS. Mr. Ajoy, a top legal forensic expert in Australia will be teaching forensics classes. The topics of classes will cover the basics for all CIS majors and expand the width and depth of the contents over 15 days.

Day 1 – Day 8: Legal Informatics and Forensic Science

Legal Informatics and Forensic Science study will cover a total of 6 topics, which are to be delivered face to face with laboratory activities as well as planned field trips during 4th to 13th Jan 2017. These topics are:

Topic 1 – eDiscovery and Forensics

Understand the procedure for electronic discovery and technology to make it as efficient and effective as possible. Identify decisions, within the procedural boundaries, to inform and assist your side’s litigation strategy.

Topic 2 – Cloud Computing and Online Legal Services

Understand different types of cloud services and how they are being used to disrupt traditional models of legal service delivery.

Topic 3 – Distributed Ledgers aka Blockchain

Building on Topic 2, explore “distributed ledgers” as an example of disruptive legal technology. Examine evolution of this particular informatics from technology to a legal service. Understand why different business models might work (or not).

Topic 4 – Artificial Intelligence and robotics

Examine Artificial Intelligence and robotics from two perspectives:

  1. Legal implications of relying on machines to make decisions previously made by humans;
  2. Using machines to provide legal advice.

Topic 5 – Digital Rights Management and Copyright

Examine Digital Rights Management and copyright from two perspectives:

  1. Legal implications in a new world of cloud computing;
  2. Using DRM to facilitate the provision of online legal services.

Topic 6 – Legal informatics and Corporate Governance

What is the implication of legal informatics for Company Directors and the governance of corporations?

Laboratory

Hands-on session requiring students to receive a USB key and use eDiscovery and computer forensic tools to:

  • Set up electronic material for legal review
  • Perform the review and mark items of evidence
  • Prepare evidence for production to other side

Day 9 – day 15: Business statistics

Business statistics is to be delivered in 7×2-hour sessions during day 9 to day 15 (Jan 16 to Jan 24). The topics will be covered are:

Topic 1 – Descriptive Statistics using Graphical Methods

This session will introduce the concept of data and measurement scales. This lecture will also look at basic techniques of presenting data using graphical methods (i.e. charts and graphs).

Topic 2 – Describing Data using Numerical Methods

Building on lecture 1, we will show ways to numerically describe the data.

Topic 3 – Introduction to Probability

This lecture discusses the concept of probability and likelihood of events and application of these concepts.

Topic 4 – Statistical Distributions

This lecture introduces statistical distributions. Both discrete and continuous data distributions are used and applications to each distribution will be demonstrated.

Topic 5 – Hypothesis testing: Inference, and sampling

This lecture discusses statistical inference and introduces hypothesis testing. We will also look at sampling techniques and distributions.

Topic 6 – Hypothesis: single parameter, difference of two and multiple means

We will introduce and demonstrate the steps used in hypothesis testing. Hypothesis testing of single and multiple parameters will be demonstrated.

Topic 7 – Introduction to Regression

This lecture will look at estimating a relationship among variables using regression analysis. We will use regression analysis to make predictions and discuss issues that arise when using regression.

 

Day 9 – day 13: Introduction to the Australian Common law system and social justice

Introduction to the Australian Common law system and social justice is to be delivered in 5×2-hour sessions during day 9 to day 13 (Jan 16 to Jan 20). The topics will be covered are:

Topic 1 – Introduction to the Common Law Tradition

This session introduces students to fundamental aspects of the Common Law legal tradition and the evolution of the Australian legal system.

Topic 2 – The Australian Legal system

This session identifies and critiques the legal institutions which provide sources of law in Australia: courts, parliament and the executive government.

Topic 3 – Law in action

This session examines the roles of the various legal professionals in a common law system as well as exploring the nature and role of tribunals and ADR

Topic 4 – Social Justice – Part 1

This session explores meanings of law (jurisprudence) and the evolution and application of human rights

Topic 5 – Social justice – Part 2

This session examines the ‘ law in action’ through identifying departures from social justice themes in practice, particular focus is given to powerless groups in society and the role of law in protecting and/or oppressing such groups.

Day 14 – day 15: Introduction to the Australian Common law system and social justice

Introduction to the Australian Common law system and social justice is to be delivered in 2 x2-hour sessions on day 14 to day 15 (Jan 23 to Jan 24).

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