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2013 Shanghai Winter School


26 August 2013

Applications are open for the 2013 Shanghai Winter School, which takes place between 25 November and 13 December.

The Shanghai Winter School is an intensive three-week introduction to Chinese Law and provides students with an opportunity to study, on an intensive and introductory basis, the laws and legal system of China whilst experiencing life in that country.

The Winter School is jointly organised by Sydney Law School and the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) and is held on the campus of ECUPL in Shanghai.

Lectures are given in English by Chinese professors and the program is supervised by academic staff from Sydney Law School.

Representatives of the Law School will be in residence in Shanghai for the duration of the course.
The aims of the Winter School are:

  • to provide an introduction to the Chinese legal system and Chinese laws
  • to encourage independent research into specific areas of Chinese law.

It is hoped that the Winter School will stimulate interest in, and analysis of, Chinese legal styles, attitudes and structures, including traditional Chinese legal values and processes, as significant factors in the understanding of modern Chinese law and the legal system.

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 law.offshore@sydney.edu.au 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.

Assessment:

Assessment varies according to the course in which you are enrolled. All students must attend lectures and sit a formal examination in Shanghai.

Postgraduate students must also submit a research essay following the Winter School.
The details of assessment for each unit of study are as follows:

  • LAWS3068 CHINESE LAWS AND CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEMS (6 credit points)
    One examination to be completed in Shanghai (100%)
  • LAWS5368 CHINESE LAWS AND CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEMS (6 credit points)
    One examination to be completed in Shanghai (100%)
  • LAWS6001 CHINESE LAWS AND CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEMS (12 credit points)
    One examination to be completed in Shanghai (30%); one 8000 word research essay (70%) due on Thursday 20 February 2014.

Both the examination and the essay will be marked by academic staff from Sydney Law School.

Additional information relating to assessment and accessing unit of study results is available here.

How to apply:

A completed application form accompanied by a A$500 deposit (which is part-payment of the fee for in-Shanghai expenses) and all relevant evidentiary and permission documents must be submitted by Friday 6 September 2013.
Please ensure you read the Student Information Booklet prior to completing the application form and please note that deposit payments will only be refunded if your application is unsuccessful or in the event that the Winter School is cancelled.

Further information:

Please direct all enquiries to law.offshore@sydney.edu.au