Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems (LAWS5368)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will provide students with an overall picture of the modern Chinese legal system. It will develop a perception of its unique character by tracing its role through major social epochs and the role of law in a socialist market economy. It will examine the concept of law as a political function and the implementation of law, not so much through courts, as through administrative fiats and authority, making law essentially a function of politics and administration. The unit will illustrate these perceptions through the study of various legal regimes. Lecture topics may include: Chinese legal history; Chinese legal system; Criminal law and procedure; Constitutional law; civil law and procedure; legal profession; administrative law; contract law; property law; company law; intellectual property law; environmental Law; foreign joint ventures; arbitration and mediation; foreign trade law and taxation law.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

China: Intensive mode (3 weeks). Teaching takes place in November/December in Shanghai as part of the Shanghai Winter School. Sydney: 2x2hr seminars/wk for 10 weeks

Assessment

China: 2hr exam to be completed in Shanghai (100%). Sydney: 3000wd optional essay (50%) and 1hr exam (50%) or 2hr exam (100%).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prohibitions

LAWS3014 or LAWS3068

Additional Information

Enrolment in the Shanghai Winter School is by seperate application to the Law School.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.