I have, on a number of occasions, mentioned the things that I am teaching at postgraduate level at the Norwich Law School. I teach on three modules: Commercial Aspects of Media Law, IT & Internet Law, and Media in Society. As it’s getting very close to ‘next year’, already, here is some information on those courses, and I’m happy to answer any questions in comments or by email (address on the right). This post contains information on the LLMs in Media Law, Policy and Practice and in Information, Technology and Intellectual Property Law, and on PhD studentships more generally. Further information on the LLM programmes here and on the research degrees here.

LLM in Media Law, Policy and Practice

This is a new degree, building on UEA’s strengths in media across disciplines, with the first students having arrived in September 2008. The core modules are an induction module in legal skills and research (shared with other LLM students) and a particularly exciting module called ‘Media in Society‘, which is jointly delivered by the schools of Law, Economics, International Development, Film & TV, and Political, Social and International Studies, attended by students from various postgraduate degrees in the media field from across these schools. Students then choose four modules, with at least two modules from the list of media law modules (Commercial Aspects of Media Law, Protection and Management of Privacy and Reputation, Media Regulation and Markets, Information Technology and Internet Law), and write a dissertation on an area of media law of their choice. More information and a brochure here.

LLM in Information, Technology and Intellectual Property Law

This is a degree that the School has offered for some years, and now encompasses a range of options, with a particular focus on international aspects. Alongside the induction module, students take Globalisation of IP Law, Current Issues in IP Law and Protection of Brands and Innovation, and three further modules, at least two from Technology Transfer Law, Information Technology and Internet Law, Intellectual Property in the WTO System and Commercial Aspects of Media Law, and write a dissertation on an area of IT/IP law of their choice. More information and a brochure here.

Finally, we are always looking for potential PhD students in these areas, as well as other areas of law. The Faculty is offering 11 studentships this year, and applications are invited for these scholarship now.

11 Research and Teaching Studentships: 3 years full-time (Home/EU)
Application deadline: June 5th 2009

Applicants are strongly advised to view the specific research areas and interests of individual Schools.

The value of the studentships cover Home/EU fees, a maintenance grant of £8,000, a Research and Teaching grant of £750, plus the opportunity to earn additional income from teaching and teaching support activities.

The award will be conditional on the applicant taking on a teaching obligation of an average 6 hours per week during semester periods. This will primarily be core undergraduate teaching, although where appropriate some postgraduate teaching may be possible; successful applicants should also expect that some exam and/or coursework marking will be allocated. It will normally be expected that the area of teaching will be connected to the student’s research.

Applicants should indicate on their application that they wish to be considered for one of the Research and Teaching Studentships.

Study areas: Economics, Education and Lifelong Learning, Law, Business, Social Work and Psychology.
Further Information: SSF Admissions: Law