Study

Future Students

Information for study at UNSW, see http://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/

Scholarship for Postgraduate Research students, see https://research.unsw.edu.au/postgraduate-research-scholarships

To apply for a scientia PhD scholarship on CIBEL related activities, please go to http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/china-international-business-and-economic-law

Academic staff’s interests in supervising Postgraduate Research students, see http://www.cibel.unsw.edu.au/our-people

 

Current Students

UG/JD courses

  • LAWS3157– Chinese Regulation of International Business

This course will introduce students to the essential elements of the Chinese legal order as it is relevant to international business. International business is both inward and outward - with foreigners conducting business in China and Chinese businesses conducting business outside China. Unlike more specialised courses, this course will consider all these issues holistically and in context, showing how they relate to each other and together make up a coherent legal order.

PG/JD courses

  • LAWS8365 /JURD7765 - Introduction to Chinese Regulation of International Business

This course will introduce students to the essential elements of the Chinese legal order as it is relevant to international business. International business is both inward and outward - with foreigners conducting business in China and Chinese businesses conducting business outside China. Unlike more specialised courses, this course will consider all these issues holistically and in context, showing how they relate to each other and together make up a coherent legal order.

This course is a study of how globalisation affects the sources of law that domestic legal systems draw upon, of  how globalisation is governed and not governed, and of how this governance could be improved.

This course aims to provide an overview on central topics of international investment law. This course will address the issue of substantive standards of treatment in bilateral and multilateral treaties and under customary international law and deal with the question of enforcing such standards through various forms of dispute settlement, ranging from domestic litigation, national as well as international insurance schemes to international investment arbitration. 

International trade is increasingly becoming more important to practitioners (as evidenced by the Australia - United States free trade agreement) and non-governmental organisations. This course provides students with an opportunity to study select issues of international trade law in much more detail than can be covered in the introductory international trade law course. Increasingly, issues of contemporary legal significance are being decided by the WTO negotiations or the dispute settlement body that not only have an effect on the international trading system, but also affect civil society more broadly. Examples include the contentious discussions on agricultural subsidies, the agreement providing subsidised medicines to developing countries, obligations of a member when it loses in a dispute settlement panel and the evolving role of the dispute settlement body in the WTO.

This course is about how the international financial system works, and doesn't work, and how its governance could be improved at the national and international levels. It examines the IMF, World Bank and other parts of the international financial architecture, analyses the recurrent crises of the past 25 years, and considers the potential regulatory measures at the national and global level to improve the system. This course is vocationally relevant to those who work, or want to work, for capital markets law firms, regulatory agencies, banks and finance houses. It is of general educational relevance to anyone who wishes to understand the forces shaping the global economy. 

Overseas elective - Shanghai Program 

The Program is a two-week intensive course taught by Shanghai Jiao Tong law professors. It provides an introduction to the legal system of China with particular reference to modern developments in commercial law. It examines particular areas of development not only for their own sake but also as indicators of the changing role of law in Chinese society.