chinese law

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Washington & Lee University School of Law

Spring 2009



course description

     This course provides an overview of the Chinese legal system. It offers a historical overview of the system and discusses the political and judicial structures in China. In addition, it explores the different sources of law in the Chinese legal system, the various legal actors in the country, and the increasingly important issue concerning the education and qualifications of lawyers. The course also explores substantive areas of the law as well as issues concerning the protection of human rights and intellectual property.

     Each student is required to write a final paper on a topic related to Chinese law. The length of the paper should be between 10 and 15 pages.

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