Sample of preliminary course selection submission

Please submit your preliminary course selection in WORD format. Once at the host institution, you will need to send your final course selection for revision and approval. 

Name and Given Name:
Student #:
Program and Year: Civil Law (year 3)
Host institution: Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing (China)
Semester abroad: Fall 2014


Law Courses:

Total Courses: 5
4 courses= 7 hours/week
1 course*= 3 hours/week
1 term=16 weeks
9.66 hours of classes x 16 weeks=154.5 hours/term of law classes


Chinese Language Courses:

Total Courses: 3
2 courses= 6.66 hours/week
1 course= 1.66 hours/week
1 term=15 weeks
8.33 hours of classes x 15 weeks=125 hours/term of Chinese classes


COURSE #1:

Course Title: WTO and China
Description: This course analyzes the basic concepts, rules, practices and institutions of international trade regulation. The focus would be on the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and practice, as well as associated Chinese laws and practices. Special attention will be given to comparing WTO rules and China’s obligations on one hand, and to China’s trade laws, on the other hand, which include: export and import controls, market access, origin rules for services, the interplay between China’s international obligations and domestic legal system, and remedies against dumping, subsidies, and unfair trade practices. The course also studies other trade arrangements involving China, including regional integration (e.g., China-ASEAN Agreement on Trade in Services) and domestic arrangements (e.g. Mainland-Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement). The course consists of lectures and seminars. Students may participate in simulations (e.g., responding to client inquiries arising from WTO and other disputes involving China), or make a presentation. The course will provide a solid foundation for lawyers and business people who handle with trade regulation involving China.

Number of Hours/week: 1.66 (100 minutes)
Number of weeks/term: 16
Number of hours/term: 26.66 (1600 minutes)
Begin Date: September 7 End Date: December 22
Number of credits: 3

 = DRC 4529 Droit international économique : les organisations internationales spécialisées


COURSE #2:

Course Title: China Company Law
Description: Course focuses on Chinese Company Law (particularly limited liability companies and Joint Stock Companies in China). Chinese Company Law appears to be the near-equivalent to Droit D’entereprise at University of Ottawa. The course begins with an analysis of the nature of Chinese companies, particularly an examination of what is a company and what is an incorporation. This section will also review some of the history and development of companies and related laws in China. Following this section, the class will discuss the constitution of companies in China; particularly the relevant laws of constitution, a description of what is a company’s constitution, and what are the effects of a constitution. Then the course will then discuss shares and shareholder rights (nature of shares, what is a shareholder under Chinese company law, and the rights of shareholders). The next section deals with derivative actions under Chinese company law. Following this, the course will examine the steps and formalities necessary to set up a limited liability company or joint stock company. The next section deals with mergers and acquisitions. The final part of the semester will deal with director duties under Chinese company law (i.e. corporate governance structures), Capital maintenance (i.e. rules of capital maintenance, differences between shareholders and bondholders, share buybacks), and bankruptcy of companies (relevant laws).

Number of Hours/week: 3 (180 minutes)
Number of weeks/term: 15
Number of hours/term: 45
Begin Date: September 7 End Date: December 22
Number of credits: 3

= DRC 4595 Thèmes choisis en droit de l’entreprise


COURSE #3

Course Title: Chinese Contract Law
Description: Contract law is a course about how the law shapes and governs obligations entered into among people (natural and legal persons) regarding their personal and property rights. This course focuses on Law of Obligations. Students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the crucial role contract law has played and continues to play in the development and maintenance of our legal and economic systems. It considers rules affecting both personal and real property. Law of Obligations deals with the general provisions of an obligation and provides basic theories and rules for tort and contract.

Number of Hours/week: 1.66 (100 minutes)
Number of weeks/term: 16
Number of hours/tern: 26.66 (1600 minutes)
Begin Date: September 7 End Date: December 22
Number of credits: 3

= DRC 4790 Droit des obligations 1


COURSE #4:

Course Title: Introduction to Chinese Law
Description: Historical Development of Chinese Legal System
Legislative Process of Contemporary Chinese Laws
The Court System of China
*Chinese Criminal Law and Procedures
*Chinese Civil and Commercial Law and Procedures
This is a general introductory course designed for overseas students who start to learn Chinese law. It provides several aspects of Chinese legal system for learners to build up a foundation which can make them to have some basic understanding of Chinese legal culture. Background studies may be crucial to students who have never been to a jurisdiction like China. The course covers historical development of Chinese legal system, legislative process of contemporary Chinese law, and the court system of China. Furthermore, students can choose either to have Chinese criminal law and procedures or civil and commercial law and procedures or both, if they are interested.

Number of Hours/week: 1.66 (100 minutes)
Number of weeks/term: 16
Number of hours/term: 26.66 (1600 minutes)
Begin Date: September 7 End Date: December 22
Number of credits: 3

= DRC 4568 Thèmes choisis en droit civil


COURSE #5:

Course Title: International Trade Law
Description: This course examines the legal framework of private international business transactions involving China, including: the international sale of goods; bills of lading; letters of credit; trade in services; and forms and regulation of foreign direct investment. These topics are considered generally and in specific Chinese rules and practices (including judicial interpretations, and selected arbitration cases). Students may be assigned to small groups that will be responsible for considering and answering questions about a narrowly defined international business law problem, or for responding to client inquiries and to negotiate and draft key clauses of a joint venture contract and other documents. The course consists of lectures and seminars, and students may participate in simulations or make a presentation. The course will provide a solid foundation for lawyers and business people who are to do business globally and in China.

Number of Hours/week: 1.66 (100 minutes)
Number of weeks/term: 16
Number of hours/term: 26.66 (1600 minutes)
Begin Date: September 7 End Date: December 22
Number of credits: 3

= DRC 4501 Transactions commerciales internationales


COURSE #6:

Course Title: Intensive Chinese
Description: Intensive course on the Chinese language (reading, writing, listening, understanding).

Number of Hours/week: 3.33 (200 minutes)
Number of weeks/term: 15
Number of hours/term: 50
Begin Date: September 7 End Date: December 22
Number of credits: 3

= 3 crédits – cours optionnel hors faculté


COURSE #7:

Course Title: Spoken Chinese
Description: Learning proper pronunciation and comprehension of spoken Chinese. Learning the ability to converse and have dialogue.

Number of Hours/week: 3.33 (200 minutes)
Number of weeks/term: 15
Number of hours/term: 50
Begin Date: September 7 End Date: December 22
Number of credits: 3

= 3 crédits – cours optionnel hors faculté


COURSE #8:

Course Title: Listening Chinese
Description: Course focuses on pronunciation through listening exercises.

Number of Hours/week: 1.66 (100 minutes)
Number of weeks/term: 15
Number of hours/term: 25
Begin Date: September 7 End Date: December 22
Number of credits : 2

= aucun crédit puisque le maximum de crédits pour des cours optionnels hors faculté ont été accordés

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