Law, Technology and Global Business 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.

This course will be offered internally (on campus) and externally (online). 

Please contact for more details about enrolling in the external stream.

Internal: Tuesdays 2-5pm; External: Wednesdays 11am-2pm
Next course:
2 August 2022 (see all)
Dr Alan Davidson
UQ St Lucia (view map)
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Topics covered

Topics covered include:

  • 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 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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Internal (on campus) stream: Tuesdays 2-5pm (2 August - 4 October 2022)

External (online) stream: Wednesdays 11am-2pm (3 August - 5 October 2022)

Enrol as CPD

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

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Upcoming sessions

2 August 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
16 August 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
23 August 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
30 August 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
6 September 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
13 September 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
20 September 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
4 October 2022 2:00pm5:00pm
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.

Dr Alan Davidson is a Fellow of the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice and of the UNCITRAL Coordination Committee Australia. Dr Davidson's PhD is in the field of international banking law, specifically Letters of Credit Transactions. His publications have appeared in the Australian Law Journal, the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, the Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, the International Trade Law Annual and the International Commercial Law Journal. Dr Davidson has been a delegate at the Electronic Commerce Working Group of UNCITRAL in New York and Vienna since 2011, and has been appointed as a member of that Expert Panel of that Working Group. He was the Australian delegate in Paris for the final vote on the UCP600. He is in demand as an international speaker for the Institute including in Beijing, Hong Kong, Washington, New York, London, Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai, Seoul and Shanghai.