Law and Computer Science Course Shortlisted for a Vice-Chancellor's Education Award


Congratulations to Pembroke Law Tutor, Professor Rebecca Williams, and Balliol Tutor in Computation, Professor Tom Melham, for having their Master’s course shortlisted for the 2022 Vice Chancellor’s Education Awards.

These awards aim to celebrate and showcase educational activity at the University of Oxford that has a demonstrable impact upon the educational experience of students. Out of 33 applications this year, only 13 were shortlisted. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony held at Worcester College this September.

This Law and Computer Science course has been designed and developed by both Professor Williams and Professor Melham, along with Dr Václav Janeček from the University of Bristol Law School. Not only is it available as a subject on the Master’s degrees in the two respective departments, but Computer Science Undergraduates at Oxford can also choose to take this course in their 4th year. The course allows students to explore the terrain at the interface between the two disciplines, discover how digital technology can change legal practice, and investigate the legal challenges of technological innovation. The overall aim of the course is for students to become more ‘bilingual’; able to communicate productively with students from the other discipline in ways which allow them to collaborate effectively. Find more information here.

Group photo with Professor Williams, Professor Melham, and Dr Václav Janeček