MLT344 - Chinese Commercial Law


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Study Tour

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Shu Zhang



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

This unit requires students to attend a supervised study tour, including:

  • 2 weeks of intensive teaching and learning in China (3 hour face to face seminars per day for 7 days in China)
  • 7 to 8 professional field visits to court, Chinese/foreign law firms, foreign-Chinese joint ventures, Australian Embassy (Consulate), arbitration commission and the Patent Office.

The Deakin Law School reserves the right to not offer a study tour in any given year entirely at its discretion. Indication of interest in a study tour is not an assurance that the study tour will be offered.  Students should always identify an alternative unit to a study tour unit when planning their course.

Special enrolment procedure applies.

Enrolment in this program is by application only. Applications for 2018 programs will open on the following dates:

  • T2 2018 programs – March 2018
  • T3 2018 programs – July 2018

Please add yourself to our expression of interest list and we will contact you when applications open. For further information on international study opportunities please go here.


The study tour will cover the main legal topics related to trading and investing in China. The topics will be taught by Chinese/or Deakin experts in English. Most importantly, the students will have the opportunity to visit the Chinese law courts, local and foreign law firms, Chinese-foreign joint ventures, arbitration commissions and intellectual property authorities in China. The students also get a briefing from the Australian Embassy or Consulate on Australia-China bilateral relations. The students will gain important experience in international learning, social skills and teaming building while on the study tour.


Assessment 1 - Participation in the academic activities during the study tour - 20%

Assessment 2: (Individual) - Written travel diary (3000 words) - 40%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Written research assignment on an approved legal topic (3000 words) - 40%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of each individual assessment

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