LAWS6001 - Chinese Laws & Chinese Legal Systems
- Acquire an overall picture of the modern Chinese legal system.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Semester 2 Intensive
25 November - 15 December 2013
Candidates must register their attendance before enrolling.
For more information, please visit Shanghai Winter School
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x Two-Hour Exam (30%)
- 1 x 8,000 Word Research Essay (70%)
Completion of LAWS6252 - Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction
Graduate Diploma students other than Graduate Diploma in Law, LAWS 6857 or LAWS 3014 - Introduction to Chinese Law and candidates who have completed a law degree in the People’s Republic of China.
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.