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LAWS6001 - Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 12 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.250000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 111
Department permission required for enrolment in the following session(s): 111
Assumed knowledge: LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction
Prohibitions: LAWS6857, LAWS3014
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Vivienne Bath (Coordinator)

Classes: Nov 25-Dec 14

Assessment: 2hr exam to be completed in Shanghai (30%) and 8000wd essay (70%) due in February

Practical work: field school in Shanghai, China

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; 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.This unit is not available to students who have completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China. Students must register their attendance before enrolling. To register, please visit the Shanghai Winter School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/cstudent/shanghai/ Registration enquiries law.offshore@sydney.edu.au Enrolment enquiries law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au
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