Note, August 2012: this page is about my teaching at UEA (2008-2012) and will be updated shortly in respect of my teaching in Edinburgh.
3B05: Internet Law
This optional final year module was offered for the first time in 2010. I am the module organiser and designed the module – Karen Mc Cullagh now teaches on the module too (from 2011). We teach through a mixture of lectures, seminars and online activities, and the syllabus includes jurisdiction, e-commerce, cybercrime, speech, privacy, and social networking/virtual worlds.
3B4Y/3B7Y: Media, entertainment and sports law
This optional module for final year undergraduate law students was offered for the first time in 2009/10. I am the module organiser, and I teach the sections on practical media law (or the law of journalism, covering investigative journalism, court reporting, contempt, FOI and the protection of sources), entertainment law (focusing on music industry contracts and games/gambling), content regulation, and aspects of new media. The other lecturers on this module are Dr. Michael Harker, Dr. Rob Heywood, Karen Mc Cullagh, and Paul Bernal. It is offered as ‘media law’ (20 credits) and as ‘media, entertainment & sports law’ (30 credits). In 2012/13 this module will be available as a single-semester 20 credit module (law students can take as a final year option).
2C2Y/2F4Y: Constitutional and Administrative Law
I was for three years a member of the teaching team for this core module (first year undergraduate students and postgraduate diploma students) along with David Mead (semester 1), Michael Harker (semester 2), and seminar tutors Anne Hammond and David Baines. We covered the basics of UK constitutional law, including parliamentary sovereignty, the Human Rights Act, judicial review, devolution and the Cabinet. I have also taught a range of seminars and lectures, on topics such as electoral systems, the House of Lords, the parliamentary ombudsman, devolution and local government, and constitutional reform. I am not teaching on this module in 2011/12.
M643: Internet Law & Governance
This module is new in 2011/12, replacing the successful (but crowded) module on Information Technology & Internet Law. Along with Emily Laidlaw, we covers cyberlaw histories and theories, jurisdiction, governance, ICANN and domain names, ISP liability, net neutrality, cybercrime and more. Here is some information on the 2010/11 version including a reading list.
M606 Commercial Aspects of Media Law
This is a second-semester module (ran for the third time in 2010/11 but not running in 2011/12 due to study leave). I teach a series of seminars on the transactions and rules that affect the media industries – looking at both copyright and contract. Example include advertising, media-related IP, art, television formats, music industry agremeents, and new business models. In 2012/13 this module will be replaced by M645 Copyright, Contracts & Creative Industries (semester 1).
DEV-M07Y Media & Society
This is one of the most exciting projects that I am involved in – it is jointly delivered by the schools of Law, International Development, Economics, Political, Social & International Studies (PSI) and Film & TV Studies. It’s a year-long core module for students on the LLM in Media Law, Policy & Practice but also for students on various media-related degrees across the media@uea initiative, including the popular degrees on Media, Culture and Society and Media & International Development. I teach classes on media regulation, copyright, pluralism, audiences and new media as part of this module. In 2011/12 it is coordinated by the School of International Development. Read all about it here.