Who should enrol?

Enrolment in the Shanghai Winter School is available to:

  • Current undergraduate, Juris Doctor and postgraduate law students from the University of Sydney
  • Undergraduate, Juris Doctor and postgraduate cross-institutional law students currently enrolled at an Australian or overseas university who are seeking to obtain credit towards a tertiary award
  • Students with appropriate tertiary education qualifications who are seeking to enrol for non-degree purposes, or for credit towards a non-law tertiary award.

Cross-institutional applicants are advised to contact their home institution to confirm that the Winter School can be credited to their degree. Students are required to obtain written permission from their home institution before applying to the Winter School and paying the non-refundable deposit. Cross-institutional students should email for further details.

Please note that preference is given to University of Sydney law students and then to cross-institutional law students. Non-degree and non-law applications are considered only if space permits.

Undergraduate students from the University of Sydney

The unit is offered as a 6 credit point elective (LAWS3068 CHINESE LAWS & CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEMS) in the Bachelor of Laws degree and is available to undergraduate law students who have completed at least third year Combined Law, providing you have completed all the requirements of your first degree by the end of Semester Two, 2013, including all law units of study.

Undergraduate cross-institutional students

The unit is offered as a 6 credit point elective (LAWS3068 CHINESE LAWS & CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEMS) to undergraduate cross-institutional law students who have completed the full-time equivalent of one year of a Bachelor of Laws program.

Juris Doctor students

The unit is offered as a 6 credit point elective (LAWS5368 CHINESE LAWS & CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEMS) to JD students from the University of Sydney and cross-institutional JD students who have completed the full-time equivalent of one year of a JD program.

Please note that Juris Doctor students who have previously undertaken LAWS6857 INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE LAW or completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China are not eligible to enrol in the Shanghai Winter School.

Postgraduate students

The Winter School can be credited towards the following University of Sydney postgraduate degrees and diplomas offered by Sydney Law School:

  • Doctor of Juridical Studies (SJD)
  • Master of Business Law (MBL)
  • Master of Global Law (MGlobL)
  • Master of International Business and Law (MIntBus&L)
  • Master of International Law (MIL)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Law and International Development (MLID)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GradDipLaw)

The postgraduate unit LAWS6001 CHINESE LAWS AND CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEMS is worth 12 credit points (one-quarter of an annual full-time workload) and is available to both University of Sydney and cross-institutional postgraduate students.

Master of International Business and Law candidates who do not hold a qualification in law must complete LAWS6252 LEGAL REASONING AND THE COMMON LAW SYSTEM prior to undertaking the Winter School unless an exemption is obtained from the Academic Coordinator.

Please note that postgraduate students who have previously undertaken LAWS6857 INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE LAW or completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China are not eligible to enrol in the Shanghai Winter School.