Introduction to Chinese Law (LAWS6857)


This unit covers the legal system of the People's Republic of China. It will address Chinese legal history and tradition and the development of modern Chinese law, and will look at the Chinese court system and dispute resolution, constitutional law and the judicial system, the civil and criminal systems and other specific areas such as land law, labour law and intellectual property. Practical aspects of the implementation of a legal system in China and attitudes towards the rule of law will also be considered. The assessment will address Chinese law or a comparative analysis of Chinese law and the legal systems of one or more other countries.

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Apr 29, 30 & May 13, 14 (9-5)


2000wd essay (30%) and take-home exam (70%)

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Assumed knowledge

undergraduate law degree or LAWS6252



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Prohibition: Students who have completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China

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