Centre for Asian and Pacific Law

The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney (CAPLUS), located within Sydney Law School, is a leading centre for the teaching and research of law and legal systems in Asia and the Pacific.

The centre's members have legal expertise in a wide variety of Asian jurisdictions, including China, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia. The centre offers courses covering a wide variety of legal issues in these countries, including commercial law, investment, constitutional law, human rights, land law, tax, environmental law, labour law, customary law, Islamic law, law enforcement institutions, and dispute resolution.

Chinese law is taught intensively both in Sydney (in alternate years and to undergraduate and Juris Doctor students only) and in China at the Shanghai Winter School. Japanese law is taught intensively in Japan at the Kyoto and Tokyo Seminars, and Indonesian and Malaysian law is taught offshore at the Southeast Asia Winter School.

The centre holds numerous seminars, workshops and conferences, and hosts visiting scholars from all over Asia.