Explore our legal expertise in a wide variety of Asian jurisdictions, including China, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law is located within Sydney Law School.
The centre's members have legal expertise in a wide variety of Asian jurisdictions, including China, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia. The centre offers courses covering a wide variety of legal issues in these countries, including commercial law, investment, constitutional law, human rights, land law, tax, environmental law, labour law, customary law, Islamic law, law enforcement institutions, and dispute resolution.
Chinese law is taught intensively both in Sydney (in alternate years and to undergraduate and Juris Doctor students only) and in China at the Shanghai Winter School. Japanese law is taught intensively in Japan at the Kyoto and Tokyo Seminars, and Indonesian and Malaysian law is taught offshore at the Southeast Asia Field School.
The centre holds numerous seminars, workshops and conferences, and hosts visiting scholars from all over Asia.
We hold seminars, conferences and workshops throughout the year.
Below is a list of some of our past events.
21 November 2018
China is Australia's largest trading partner. Transnational litigations involving Chinese parties/factors are incredibly increasing. Our amazing panel explored the substantive and procedural litigation issues including:
To read more about the event and view the presentation slides, see the following link.
13 April 2018
Associate Professor Bruno Jetin (a French economist based at the Institute of Asian Studies at the University of Brunei Darussalam), gave a lunch-time seminar for CAPLUS providing a rare and fascinating insight into economic development in this oil-rich ASEAN micro-state. The presentation drew partly on a co-authored chapter by Assoc Prof Jetin on Brunei in International Investment Treaties and Arbitration in Asia, a book co-edited by CAPLUS associate director Prof Luke Nottage. Read more.
16 February 2017
The symposium, sponsored also by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and Herbert Smith Freehills, brought together leading experts of international investment law from Southeast Asia, North Asia, India and Oceania. Read more.