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LAWS6857 - Introduction to Chinese Law
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 105
Assumed knowledge: LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction
Prohibitions: LAWS6001 and students who have completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Bing Ling

Classes: Apr 26, 27 & May 10, 11 (9-5)

Assessment: 2000wd assignment (30%) and take-home exam (70%)

This unit covers the legal system of the People's Republic of China. It will address Chinese legal history and tradition and the development of modern Chinese law, and will look at the Chinese court system and dispute resolution, constitutional law and the judicial system, the civil and criminal systems and other specific areas such as land law, labour law and intellectual property. Practical aspects of the implementation of a legal system in China and attitudes towards the rule of law will also be considered. The assessment will address Chinese law or a comparative analysis of Chinese law and the legal systems of one or more other countries.
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