Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems (LAWS6001)
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; environmental law; contract law; property law; company law; intellectual property law; foreign joint ventures; arbitration and mediation; foreign trade law and taxation law. The coursework component of the unit is residential and is conducted on the campus of the East China University of Politics & Law in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Lectures will be given in English in Shanghai by professors from the East China University of Politics & Law. There will also be a visit to a Chinese law firm.
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Classes: Nov 23 to Dec 13
2hr exam to be completed in Shanghai (30%) and 8000wd essay (70%) due in February
field school in Shanghai, China
Faculty/department permission required?
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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Assumed knowledge: LAWS6252 or a law degree from a common law or civil law jurisdiction
LAWS3068, LAWS3014, LAWS6857, LAWS5368
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