JUR1610 - Legal Information Systems and Regulatory Management (BA)
Legal information systems facilitate the access to legal sources like regulations and case law. They include traditional systems like indexes, but the course concentrates on computerised systems, especially text retrieval systems. The basic principles for the construction of such systems are discussed, as well as search strategies, including ranking with respect to probable “relevance”. Also, the history and current state of computerised systems are discussed. The course will also present a theory for the analysis of the end user environment and the factors determining the availability of information. The course will also give an introduction to legal sources on the Web, including the initiative of Legal Information Institutes.
Knowledge based methods for text retrieval (conceptual retrieval) will briefly be examined. This will be a basis for approaching regulatory management, which is concerned with maintaining a large volume of regulations, such as principles for amendment, consolidation etc, and reviews methods in which computerised methods may be used to improve regulatory management.
You will learn how text retrieval systems are designed, and how to generally assess the performance of information systems. In this, you will also learn of the nature of natural language, and approaches to retrieve documents in natural language. The aim of the course is to give a general understanding of information systems, and the methods for making legal sources accessible. Information systems are related both to the legal decisions process and the ideals of the legal system, like the rule of law.
See also ‘Detailed course information’ regarding requirements and syllabus.
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Recommended previous knowledge
Please note that lectures and curriculum for this course is aimed at students at master degree level.
However, the achievement requirements are adjusted for students who take the subject at bachelor degree level.
Overlapping courses10 credits overlap with JUR5610 - Legal Information Systems and Regulatory Management (discontinued), 10 credits overlap with VALLISREG - Legal information systems and regulatory management (discontinued), 10 credits overlap with JUXLISREG - Legal Information Systems and Regulatory Management (discontinued), 10 credits overlap with JUTLISREG - Legal Information Systems and Regulatory Management (discontinued) and 10 credits overlap with JUS5610 - Legal Information Systems and Regulatory Management (discontinued).
There are no lectures or seminars held for the subject.
4 hour written examination.
Examination support material
Regulations for support materials permitted at examination for courses taught in English . Please read all three chapters.
Language of examination
The language of examination for this course is English: the examination question will be given in English, and students
may answer in English only.
Starting from the springsemester 2012, course grades are awarded using alphabetic grades, from A to E for passes and F for fail.
Up to, and including, the autumnsemester 2011, students are awarded either a passing or failing grade.
Explanations and appeals
You may request an explanation of your grades, and you may also appeal against your grades or make a complaint about formal examination errors. Read more about explanations and appeals.
Resit an examination
You can usually resit an exam, but the conditions depend on whether you had a valid reason for absence from the regular exam. Read more about resitting an exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
A student may sit this exam up to 3 times. If a student wishes to withdraw from the exam, s/he must do so in StudentWeb at least two weeks prior to the first day of the exam. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.
Special examination arrangements
If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.
Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.
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The language for this course is English. Students enrolled in the
Masterprogrammet i rettsvitenskap must pass one
English subject as part of their degree, this course will meet these
This subject is taught at Bachelor's level. The subject is also taught at Master's level (10 ECTS credits), see JUS5610 - Legal Information Systems and Regulatory Management (discontinued)
Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.