The Law of Electronic Commerce deals with Australian and international approaches to regulating commerce in cyberspace and the Internet, and with electronic contracts issues. This course addresses legal issues relating to online contracting, jurisdiction in cyberspace and the introduction and adoption of various forms of electronic commerce.

Whether it is undertaking a commercial transaction on the World Wide Web, sending electronic communications to enter into commercial arrangements, downloading material subject to copyright or privacy concerns about our digital personas, legal considerations apply. Parties must consider the risks of electronic commerce, whether electronic writing and signatures are equivalent to paper writing or wet ink signature; which jurisdiction and which law governs a dispute between parties in different countries where the servers may be in various locations.

International Economic Law
4 days
Next course:
25 July 201926 July 2019 (see all)
Dr Alan Davidson
UQ St Lucia (view map)
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Topics covered

  • contracting electronically
  • jurisdiction in cyberspace
  • social media law
  • domain name usage and disputes.
  • intellectual property aspects - P2P file sharing
  • cybercrime

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.


This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrol as CPD

This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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Upcoming sessions

25 July 2019 9:00am26 July 2019 5:00pm
1 August 2019 9:00am2 August 2019 5:00pm
Dr Alan Davidson

CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.