Seminar: Advanced Research in Chinese Law
Professor: Benjamin L. Liebman
Two Credits, Major Writing Credit
This seminar is designed for students wishing to write a significant research paper on a topic relating to Chinese law. The seminar will be split between the fall and spring semesters. In the fall, the meetings will examine the various forms that Chinese law scholarship takes today, explore methodological questions involved in the study of Chinese law, and focus on assisting students in designing a topic for original research. Fall sessions will also introduce the range of Chinese law materials available, including both print and electronic materials, and the best ways of utilizing such sources. Spring meetings will consist of presentations by students of their research.
Chinese language proficiency will be useful, but is not required. Students without a prior background in Chinese law will be expected to take L6271, Law and Legal Institutions in the spring semester. Students intending to obtain major writing credit under Professor Liebman’s supervision should take this seminar.