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LAWS3068 - Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
Domestic Fee: $4,170
International Fee: $4,980
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 2, 47
Department permission required for enrolment in the following session(s): 47
Prohibitions: LAWS3014, LAWS5368, LAWS3493, LAWS5193
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Vivienne Bath (China), Prof Bing Ling (Sydney)

Classes: China: Intensive mode (3 weeks). Teaching takes place in November/December in Shanghai as part of the Shanghai Winter School. Sydney: 2x2hr seminars/wk

Assessment: China: 2hr exam to be completed in Shanghai (100%). Sydney: 3000wd optional essay (50%) and 1hr exam (50%) or 2hr exam (100%).

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.Enrolment in the Shanghai Winter School is by application in August 2013.
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