Current Students

UG/JD courses

This course will introduce students to the essential elements of the Chinese legal order as it is relevant to international business. That international business is both inward and outward - thus foreigners conducting business in China and Chinese businesses conducting business outside China. Finally, understanding how China regulates international business permits students through comparative reflection to understand better how international business is regulated within their own country.

PG/JD courses

Recognizing the growing importance of China in the new world economy, this course is developed to address an area of both academic and practical importance. It will provide students with an opportunity to study selected issues of corporate and securities laws in greater detail than can be covered in the typical introductory Chinese law course.

This course aims to provide a basic introduction to key topics in international commercial arbitration. It is designed to stand as a outline of the key principles involved in the practice of international commercial arbitration. As its central theme the course analyses the UNCITRAL Model Law and the various steps required in an international arbitration.

  • LAWS8203/JURD 7603 - Global Issues in Competition Law and Policy (T3 2019. It involves comparisons between competition law in Australia, EU, US and China.)

This course provides a comparative overview of the principles underlying competition regulation in Australia, the United States, Europe and New Zealand. The course looks at the meaning of competition; the rights and obligations of actual or would be competitors; the role that competition law is generally expected to play in society and the nature of markets and market power.

This course is about how the international financial system works, and doesn't work, and how its governance could be improved at the national and international levels. It examines the IMF, World Bank and other parts of the international financial architecture, analyses the recurrent crises of the past 25 years, and considers the potential regulatory measures at the national and global level to improve the system. This course is vocationally relevant to those who work, or want to work, for capital markets law firms, regulatory agencies, banks and finance houses.

  • LAWS8365 /JURD7765 - Introduction to Chinese Regulation of International Business (S2 2018, T1 2019)

This course will introduce students to the essential elements of the Chinese legal order as it is relevant to international business. International business is both inward and outward - with foreigners conducting business in China and Chinese businesses conducting business outside China. Unlike more specialised courses, this course will consider all these issues holistically and in context, showing how they relate to each other and together make up a coherent legal order.

This course examines the way in which the World Trade Organisation (the WTO) regulates international trade. The course begins by examining the arguments for and against the regulation of international trade, and the historical development of the WTO Agreements. The course will then survey the major WTO Agreements, such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (the GATT) and the General Agreement on Trade in Services (the GATS). The course will also provide insight into some of the major concepts and controversies in present day international trade law.

  • LAWS8989/JURD7689 - World Trade Law: Contemporary Issues and Concerns (T1 2019)

International trade is increasingly becoming more important to practitioners (as evidenced by the Australia - United States free trade agreement) and non-governmental organisations. This course provides students with an opportunity to study select issues of international trade law in much more detail than can be covered in the introductory international trade law course. Increasingly, issues of contemporary legal significance are being decided by the WTO negotiations or the dispute settlement body that not only have an effect on the international trading system, but also affect civil society more broadly. Examples include the contentious discussions on agricultural subsidies, the agreement providing subsidised medicines to developing countries, obligations of a member when it loses in a dispute settlement panel and the evolving role of the dispute settlement body in the WTO.

This course examines the legal framework of the international business transaction by focusing on trade terms, the ViennaConvention on the International Sale of Goods and the structure and finance of international trade. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the commercial terms of the sales agreement, shipping contracts, financing arrangements(letters of credit, electronic transfers, etc.), insurance and customs documentation. The course also examines the foreign direct investment transaction, international franchise and distribution agreements and contracts for the transfer of technology.

Overseas courses

This is a two-week intensive course held in Shanghai each year. It provides an introduction into the legal system of the People's Republic of China with particular reference to modern developments in commercial law and other important legal areas. It looks at particular areas of development not only for their own sake but also as indicators of the changing role of law in Chinese society.

This is a two-week intensive course held in Beijing each year. It provides an introduction into the legal system of the People's Republic of China with particular reference to modern developments in China international business and economic law, commercial law and other important legal areas. It looks at particular areas of development not only for their own sake but also as indicators of the changing role of law in Chinese society.

 

Scientia PhD Scholarship

CIBEL successfully proposed a project as part of UNSW's prestigious Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme.  

The research project proposed is "Globalisation at the Crossroads: China and International Economic Law".

Details of the project can be found here

 

Future Students

  • For more information on studying at UNSW, click here
  • To find out more on Scholarship for Postgraduate Research students, click here.
  • Apply for a scientia PhD scholarship on CIBEL related activities here.
  • Find out more on Academic staff’s interests in supervising Postgraduate Research students here