General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course name:||Introduction to Chinese Law|
|Programme offered under:||LLB Programme|
|Designated research course:||Not applicable|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||No|
|Course offered to non-law students:||No|
|Credit point value:||6 credits|
1.2 Course description
A general overview of the legal system and the basic principles of law in force in Mainland China today. Topics to be covered include constitutional law; sources of law; the law-making institutions and processes; the courts, procuratorates and legal profession; basic principles of civil and criminal procedure and administrative litigation; basic principles of civil, commercial, administrative and criminal law; and the impact of globalization on Chinese legal developments.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor / tutor||Ying Xiafirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 505||By email|
|Course convenor / tutor||Isabella Liuemail@example.com||CCT 514||By email|
|Course tutor||Taorui Guanfirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 701||By email|
|Course tutor||Jerry Tamemail@example.com||N/A||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Understand the legislative structure, major sources of laws and hierarchy of different legal norms in China, distinguish legislative interpretations and judicial interpretations in China.
CLO 2 Understand the basic principles of PRC constitutional law and the development of constitutional law.
CLO 3 Understand the basic features of China administrative law and evaluate the major means to resolve disputes between citizens or other private entities and administrative authorities in China.
CLO 4 Understand the basic features of the judicial system in China, and the structure, operation, and supervision of people courts, as well as judges qualifications in China.
CLO 5 Understand the basic features of China criminal law and criminal procedure law.
CLO 6 Understand the major means of civil dispute resolution in China.
CLO 7 Know about the criteria in classifying civil, commercial and economic laws in China and their relative distinctions; and evaluate major civil and commercial laws in the context of China economic reform and deepening marketization.
2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/llb-plo/
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Tutorial participation||TBC||20%||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|Essay||TBC||35%||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|Final exam||TBC||45%||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Lecture:||2 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|Tutorial:||1 hour / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by course convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Reading materials are posted on Moodle|
|Core reading list:||TBA|
|Recommended reading list:||TBA|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/