Chinese Law and Society

This course will survey Chinese legal thought and practice in the People's Republic of China. Particular attention is focused on the relation of law to social ideals, to social change, and to politics. In the spring 2011, topics the course will cover include, inter alia, role and status of lawyers, criminal law and procedure, human rights, civil society, media (especially the internet), intellectual property, and labor law. Some class discussions will involve interaction with students in the PRC. Prior familiarity with Chinese history or politics is unnecessary.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

View Past Sections >