LAWS5228 Engagement Tour of China

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)External
This unit provides students with a comprehensive perspective of Chinese law, business and culture by first-hand access to seminars, visits and field work in Chinese major cities. The unit helps students to (1) observe how Australian companies and law firms are operating in China; (2) observe the size, nature, trend and opportunity of the Chinese economy; (3) engage Chinese and Australian stakeholders working or residing in China; and (4) reflect knowledge learned in other units and apply it at a first-hand and practical level.
Students are able to (1) gain an integrated understanding of the operation of business law in a genuine Chinese environment; (2) observe and develop cultural awareness in advising both Chinese companies and non-Chinese companies; (3) show an understanding of the details of China's legal reforms, their real applications and challenges; (4) conduct independent research and group work demonstrating a high level of theoretical and advanced integrated knowledge; (5) develop unique practical skills in interacting with China and engaging Chinese clients; (6) enhance their ability to work in a group and conduct independent research; and (7) organise and structure time and resources in the efficient pursuit of academic excellence and skill building.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group project; (2) reflective essay; and (3) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Ken Shao
Unit rules
For JD Students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering LAWS4102 Criminal Law LAWS4103 Contract LAWS4104 Property LAWS4106 Torts LAWS4107 Land Law LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
For all students: Mental Health training considered sufficient by the Law School
Approved quota: 30—places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Cultural Activities (estimated cost - @500)
(2) International Field Trip (estimated cost - @$2,800).
Contact hours
This unit will run from in December in China.

Exact dates will be advised mid year when applications will be opened.

Students will not be eligible to graduate in December 2020 if taking this unit as their final unit.
This unit is available in alternating years. Length of tour subject to change dependent on numbers. Exact dates of tour will be advised and applications will be called for mid-year.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.