LAWS6857 - Introduction to Chinese Law


  • Examine the legal system of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Address Chinese legal history and tradition and the development of modern Chinese law.
  • Explore the influence of international law on the Chinese domestic legal system and China’s developing role in international law.


Chinese court system; dispute resolution; constitutional and administrative law; the civil and criminal systems; land law; labour law and intellectual property.


Semester 1 Intensive
2, 3 & 16, 17 May 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 1 x 2,000 Word Assignment (30%)
  • 1 x Take Home Exam (70%)

Assumed Knowledge

LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 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 Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Master of Global Law | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Business Law | Master of International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Business Law | Master of International Business and Law