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Durham University

Durham Law School

2019 Durham Summer School for Chinese Law and Policy

Inaugural

Durham Summer School for Chinese Law and Policy

In cooperation with

The European China Law Studies Association (ECLS)

Dates: July 14 – July 26, 2019

The 2019 Durham Summer School for Chinese Law and Policy in cooperation with the ECLS will be a two-week residential program in Durham, the United Kingdom. It is designed for students and professionals interested in studying Chinese law, and aims to cater to the educational and professional needs of students and lawyers with an interest in Chinese law and transnational legal practice. The Summer School provides an unparalleled opportunity for studying Chinese law with the world’s leading Chinese law scholars.

The Summer School will be convened by the Centre for Chinese Law and Policy (CCLP) of Durham University, hosted by Durham Law School and supported by the ECLS. Courses are taught in English by world-leading faculties, distinguished scholars, and lawyers on the historic City Campus of Durham in beautiful surroundings filled with an excellent choice of events and entertainment.

In the first year of this pioneering event, core courses will encompass constitutional law, company law, contract, and international law, as well as other relevant law and policy topics such as intellectual property, employment law, and cross-border disputes. The Summer School aims to enrol students from the UK and other parts of the world.

The Summer School provides an ideal venue for a congenial group of participants and faculties to share and exchange their diversified legal backgrounds and cultures. The academic program dwells on the rich community of Durham Law School and Durham University. In particular, this year’s event will be enhanced and complemented by the 2019 annual conference of the ECLS to be held in Durham. A number of the world’s leading Chinese law scholars will come to Durham to disseminate their cutting-edge research so that students can enjoy a scholarly and cultural feast of Chinese law.

Faculty (Visiting Professors, CCLP, Durham Law School)

Björn Ahl (Professor and Chair of Chinese Legal Culture, University of Cologne; President of the ECLS)

Larry DiMatteo (Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida)

FU Hualing (Warren Chan Professor in Human Rights and Responsibilities, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong)

Chao Xi (Professor, Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Fellow, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Summer School Programme (subject to change)

Week 1 (15 July – 19 July)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:30-10:30

Constitutional law & the int’l legal order

Constitutional law & the int’l legal order

Constitutional law & the int’l legal order

Constitutional law & the int’l legal order

Academic visit group 1*

10:30-11:00

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

11:00-12:00

Contract law

Contract law

Contract law

Contract law

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13:00-14:00

Company law

Company law

Company law

Company law

Academic visit group 2*

14:00-14:30

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

14:30-15:30

Intellectual property law

Intellectual property law

Cross-border commercial disputes

Cross-border commercial disputes

Week 2 (22 July – 26 July)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:30-10:30

Constitutional law & the int’l legal order

Constitutional law & the int’l legal order

Constitutional law & the int’l legal order

Constitutional law & the int’l legal order

Judicial Quota Reform

10:30-11:00

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

11:00-12:00

Contract law

Contract law

Contract law

Contract law

Graduation ceremony*

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13:00-14:00

Company law

Company law

Company law

Company law

14:00-14:30

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

Tea/coffee break

14:30-15:30

Maritime law

Employment law

Employment law

Legislative /judicial interpretation

* A city tour including the Durham Castle/University College with blue badge guide will be organised. Group 1 starts at 10:00.

* A city tour including the Durham Castle/University College with blue badge guide will be organised. Group 2 starts at 14:00.

* Dean of Durham Law School will give a speech at the graduation ceremony and academic certificates will be handed out.

Academic certificate

At the end of the entire curriculum, every participant in the Durham Summer School for Chinese Law and Policy who satisfy class attendance and specific course assessments will receive a certificate from Durham Law School, bearing the signature of the Dean of the Law School.

Application & Fees

Law school students, postgraduates preparing to study for an LLM degree or pursuing a PhD in law, and judges, academics, practitioners, and other professionals from all countries seeking knowledge of Chinese law are welcome to apply for the programme.

The fee is £1,500 which includes instruction from leading Chinese law professors, all materials, daily catering Monday-Friday (lunch, dinner and tea/coffee during breaks) and a city tour with blue badge guide.

A 10% discount is available for current Durham students and alumni.

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available for an additional fee of £500. Participants wanting to book a room or bring an accompanying person can do so on the application website.

Application deadline is July 1st (Monday), 24:00 (GMT).

Health Insurance

Students are required to provide their own health insurance. The Summer School is not responsible for medical or dental expenses incurred by the students during the operation of the program. Be sure to include health insurance information on the application, if available; otherwise, submit information to Mr. Paul Zand (paul.zand@durham.ac.uk) by 12/07/2019.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Full refunds will be granted if providing thirty (30) days notice in advance.