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264.72 sec. 1 - Hot Topics in US-China Law II (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Daniel A. Farber  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Alex Wang  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: M 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 111

Course Start: January 07, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49879


NOTE: THIS 2-UNIT COURSE IS PART OF A 4-UNIT FALL AND SPRING COURSE SEQUENCE. YOU MAY ONLY REGISTER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PARTICIPATED IN THE FALL PORTION OF THE COURSE.

Over the last 35 years, China has embarked on an unprecedented effort to build a legal system and a cadre of lawyers, judges, and law professors essentially from scratch. The progress of that effort to build a “socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics” is of tremendous significance not only to China’s 1.4 billion citizens, but also to the rest of the world as China continues its rapid economic and social integration into the international community.

In this course, students will produce papers on legal topics that have been identified as significant for Chinese policy makers and of interest to U.S. stakeholders. Topics will include environment and energy, administrative law, intellectual property, and business law. Student papers will be designed to explain the relevant policy issues, the U.S. approach, and the possible lessons (positive or negative) for China. The course is being offered in coordination with Chinese law professors who work closely with various government entities (National People’s Congress, the State Council legislative office, agencies such as the Ministry of Environmental Protection).

We will work with two Chinese law school partners (Peking University Law School and Shanghai Jiaotong University Law School) who will each hold similar classes in China in the 2012-13 school year. Students will also have the opportunity to exchange information and insights with graduate students at these schools who are working on the same topics.

This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Business Law
Environmental Law
General Courses
Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Public Law and Policy

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