Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Sean Cooney
This subject is designed to enable students to appreciate fundamental features of Chinese legal systems. The course has three themes. We first examine the distinctive nature and operation of Chinese law, focusing on the PRC legal system. We consider the common claim that law 'doesn't matter' in China. The second theme of the subject is the role of law in China's economic reform process. The final theme is the legal relationship between mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. These themes are developed by considering particular areas of law, such as criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative law, human rights, and labour and environmental law. Significant class time will be devoted to discussing how to research and write a paper on Chinese law.
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing.
This course aims to: |
5000 word essay (100%) due first day of exam period. The topic for the essay will be chosen by each student in consultation with the course teachers. Topics must be agreed by the end of the fourth week of classes.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Printed materials will be issued by Melbourne Law School.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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