Trends in Criminal Justice in China: Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

The TC Beirne School of Law is offering a unique new course in China. Up to twelve Bachelor of Laws students will be supported by grants to study in China for two weeks in January 2018 ($3000 per student). The tentative dates for this course are set for 7 January 2018 to 21 January 2018. The project will explore issues in Criminal Justice from a comparative perspective. Students will mix academic study with field-based learning, such as institutional visits and observations. The project will equip students with a distinct advantage for the pursuit of future opportunities in China and throughout the Indo Pacific.

Applications are now closed.

Successful applicants will be permission-listed to enrol in LAWS5233: Transnational Perspectives in Law. All interested students are encouraged to attend an information session from 12-1 on Thursday 7 September in the Sir Gerard Brennan Boardroom (W353).

The project is part of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program. Knowledge of the Chinese justice system and China more broadly will be developed through direct learning in China and through pre-departure courses at UQ led by subject matter experts.

While abroad, students will benefit from the opportunity to engage with academics, as well as legal practitioners and members of the judiciary.. Upon their return, students will undertake independent research on key issues relating to Criminal Justice, including crime and punishment, the financing of terror, and police use of lethal force.

To be eligible for funding, students must:

  • be enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws (or associated dual program) at TC Beirne School of Law
  • be Australian citizens
  • not have dual citizenship or residency rights in China
  • be 18 years of age or older
  • not have previously received a Short Term Mobility Project Grant.

Please note, you do not have to be eligible for funding to participate in the course, but you will have to pay additional expenses.