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
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe, discuss, explain and analyse key notions and institutional arrangements of the Chinese law and Chinese legal system;
- Outline, summarise and/or synthesise ideas and arguments about Chinese law and contemporary Chinese society, and critique those ideas;
- Plan and complete a research project, with some independence;
- Work cooperatively with others, and communicate a knowledge of Chinese law to a variety of audiences.
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.
- Literature review (30) [LO null]
- Research essay (70) [LO null]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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