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, explain and analyse key concepts, principles and institutional arrangements of contemporary Chinese law and Chinese legal system.
- Investigate and critically examine legislation, cases and other sources relating to selected topics
- Outline, synthesise and critique a range of ideas and arguments about the operation of the Chinese legal system, the developments of Chinese law, and/or the changing role of law in the Chinese society
- Plan and complete a research project which reflects awareness of the specific context of Chinese law and society
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 in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 36 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
- Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have three contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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