• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Elisa Nesossi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2019
    See Future Offerings

This an LLB/JD course on Chinese law. Its aim is to introduce students to the contemporary legal system of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). 

The course examines the legal institutions and procedural and substantive laws of the PRC. Principal attention is given to legal developments since the early 1980s, although relevant features of the cultural foundations of the current legal system are also considered. 


The course enables students to develop their understanding of the principal values, norms, processes and institutions of the PRC’s contemporary legal system. It considers:

• Key attributes of Chinese legal culture

• Cultural and ideological foundations, political context and institutional dimensions of the Chinese legal system

• Substantive and procedural dimensions of criminal, civil and administrative justice in the PRC

• PRC’s laws and international law

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Describe, discuss, explain and analyse key notions and institutional arrangements of the Chinese law and Chinese legal system;
  2. Outline, summarise and/or synthesise ideas and arguments about Chinese law and contemporary Chinese society, and critique those ideas;
  3. Plan and complete a research project, with some independence;
  4. Work cooperatively with others, and communicate a knowledge of Chinese law to a variety of audiences.

Other Information

Classes may be offered in non-standard sessions and be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (a minimum of 36 hours). Please refer to the LLB timetable for dates. Please contact the ANU College of Law Student Administration Services to request a permission code to enrol in classes offered in non-standard sessions.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Literature review (30) [LO null]
  2. Research essay (70) [LO null]

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Workload

Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week (a minimum of 36 hours). Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Bachelor of Laws (LLB, LLB(H)) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses; OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses; OR Juris Doctor - online (MJDOL) and have completed LAWS8712 Australian Public Law and International Law B.

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1664 01 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 In Person N/A

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