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Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems - LAWS3068

Year - 2018

This unit will provide students with an overall picture of the modern Chinese legal system. It will 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. It will 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. The unit will illustrate these perceptions through the study of various legal regimes. Lecture topics may include: Chinese legal history; Chinese legal system; Criminal law and procedure; Constitutional law; civil law and procedure; legal profession; administrative law; contract law; property law; company law; intellectual property law; environmental Law; foreign joint ventures; arbitration and mediation; foreign trade law and taxation law.

This unit is undertaken in intensive mode (3 weeks) in China. Teaching takes place in November/December in Shanghai as part of the Shanghai Winter School.

Optional interim 1500wd essay (20%) and final 2hr exam to be completed in Shanghai (80% or 100%).

Additional information
Enrolment in the Shanghai Winter School is by separate application to the Law School.


LAWS3014 or LAWS5368


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive December

26 Nov 2018

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 07 Dec 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Vivienne Bath
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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