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LAWS13-526: Law in the People's Republic of China


Law in the People's Republic of China is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject will be taught primarily in the PRC, including Beijing, Shanghai and other centres. It is conducted in English, with lecturers from leading Chinese Universities, including Tsinghua University in Beijing. Subject participants leave Australia in the first week of the April/May semester break, returning approximately 18 days later. Some prerequisite lectures and briefings will be conducted in Australia prior to departure and students will be required to have read and viewed certain materials prior to departure. Subject content includes an introduction to Chinese History and Culture, introduction to the Chinese Legal System (including Chinese Legal History), PRC Legal Profession and Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution. Activities in China will also include visits to Chinese and Australian law firms, universities and legal institutions, meetings with Bond alumni in China and excursions to important legal, cultural and historic sites. If possible, students will also witness a Chinese criminal trial in Beijing.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Study areas
  • Law

Learning outcomes

1. Identify and critically review Chinese history and culture at an introductory level, particularly as it relates to law, 2. Interpret an aspect of current Chinese affairs.

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Faculty approval required.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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