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LAWS485 Special Topic 14: Chinese Law

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Introduction to the legal system of China, including historical developments, constitutional law, civil law, criminal law and human rights.

Paper title Special Topic 14: Chinese Law
Paper code LAWS485
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $691.30
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Dr Anna High

Textbooks

Course readings via eReserve

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Global perspective, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper, students will:

  • Have an understanding of Chinese legal philosophy traditions as evident in historical and modern systems of Chinese law
  • Understand the key features of China’s imperial, Republican, Maoist and modern legal systems
  • Be able to critically describe and analyse key features of areas of substantive modern Chinese law with reference to underlying historical, political and cultural contingencies
  • Be able to reflect on the underlying contingencies and variables of Western democratic systems of law

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Timetable

Not offered in 2022

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard