Chinese Commercial Law Study Program

Experience intensive in-country studies of Chinese commercial law, in a fast paced, dynamic learning environment. Visit legal and political sites and establish practical skills needed for working in the legal sector.

Students will study foreign related topics of Chinese commercial law, and experience professional visits to courts, law firms and arbitration commissions in order to understand Chinese law as it operates in mainland China.

Shanghai at night

Program overview

The program will cover the main legal topics related to trading and investing in China. Topics will be taught by Chinese and Deakin experts in English. Most importantly, students will have the opportunity to visit sites such as:

  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
  • Shanghai World Financial Centre
  • Jun He Law Firm, one of China's biggest law firms
  • Great Wall of China
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Rouse & Co International
  • Chinese law courts
  • Chinese-foreign joint ventures
  • Intellectual property authorities in China. 

Students will also attend a briefing from the Australian Embassy or Consulate on Australia-China bilateral relations. Students will gain important experience in international learning, social skills and teaming building while on the study tour.

Please note:

  • A minimum number of students is required for the program to run
  • Dates and itinerary are subject to change
  • Costs are approximate and will be confirmed to students when applications open.

Unit details

Undergraduate law students can study MLT344 as a law elective.

Assessment
Assessment 1 - Participation in the academic activities during the study program - 20%
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Written travel diary (3,000 words) - 40%
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Written research assignment on an approved legal topic (3,000 words) - 40%
Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of each individual assessment

Unit Chair: Kuihua Wang

Postgraduate students can study MLT703 towards some Master's courses.
Students should check with a student adviser to make sure the unit will count towards their degree.

Assessment
Assessment 1 - Participation in the academic activities during the study tour - 10%
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Written travel diary (3,000 words) - 40%
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Written research assignment on an approved legal topic (3,000- 3,500 words) - 50%
Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of each individual assessment

Unit Chair: Kuihua Wang

Costs

The 2016 tour cost is approximately $5,500 (AUD) which includes flights, accommodation, most meals, transport and activities.

Students should be able to pay their deposit within a few days of receiving their confirmation of place on the program.

Please note, all deposits are non-refundable (unless the program is cancelled).

Australian citizens and or permanent humanitarian visa holders may be eligible for an OS-HELP loan of up to $7764 to help fund their participation in the study program. The purpose of OS-HELP loans are to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation.

How to apply

Submit your expression of interest for the 2016 program.

Please note in any one year Deakin Law School reserves the right to ‘rest’ an overseas study program. Enrolment is always subject to a selection process and approval by the Unit Chair as places are limited. Therefore students should always identify another unit as an alternative to a study tour unit when planning their course.

Important dates 

  • Applications close: 27 March 2016
  • Deposit due: 4 April 2016*
  • Final payment due: 8 April 2016*
  • Compulsory information session: Early June
  • Departure date: 19 June 2016*
  • Final day of the program: 5 July 2016*
  • *Dates are subject to change

Contact us

Study program enquiries: bltours@deakin.edu.au
Academic enquiries: kuihua.wang@deakin.edu.au

Visit our Study Programs page and the Study Abroad website for more information on international programs offered by Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School and the University. You can also check out what other Deakin students have to say about their international experiences on deakinabroad.deakin.edu.au.

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