Sunday was a perfect day to visit the ancient water town of Xitang, an hour’s drive out of Shanghai, in Zhejiang province. The town, dating back to 770 BC, is well preserved and almost unchanged from 2000 years ago providing the perfect gateway to life in ancient China. The old town is built around picturesque […]

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The Adelaide Law School is delighted to announce that from 14 to 16 February 2018 it will partner with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at the J Reuben Clark Law School at BYU (USA) and the University of Notre Dame Law School (Australia) to deliver an international conference entitled ‘Freedom of Religion or Belief: Creating Constitutional Space […]

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After five days of class, the group was able to get out and explore the wider Shanghai area. A two hour bus ride west saw us in Suzhou, an ancient town with historical financial prosperity due to the easily navigable canals and water ways. Our first destination in the city that is considered as “Heaven […]

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Today, Adelaide Law School Lecturer Dr Nengye Liu gave a lecture on Chinese law of the sea. The first half of the lecture focused on the history of Chinese international relations and international law. He gave us an overview of the Chinese influence in neighbouring countries and the presence of colonialism, specifically in Shanghai. The […]

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Professor Liu Yongpei with Adelaide Law School students

Day Four – Shanghai Study Tour This morning we had the privilege of being taught (a brief introduction of) Chinese Intellectual Property Law by Professor Liu Yongpei. Yongpei began the class by announcing “My name is Yongpei, you may call me YongPei”. His humorous style of teaching involved putting a microphone in the face of […]

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Today we attended a lecture about Chinese Competition Law. As well as being informative about competition law, this lecture gave us a basic introduction to Chinese economics and the Chinese market. Living in such a global world, it was interesting to see to differences between China and Australia and how the two markets manage to […]

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Day two of Law school…day one of running in Shanghai. With a busy day of uni and a visit to the Arbitration Commission a 6am run was in order. Where do you run in Shanghai? Around the law school running track of course.               The track was busy with […]

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China Study Tour – Day 1 It was straight into business for the students on the Chinese Comparative Law study tour. Having only checked into our hotels at 2am, we found ourselves straight into the formal academic program at 9am. This was after a hearty, much needed breakfast. The first day’s program concerned labour law […]

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On Friday 10 November, the Adelaide Law School hosted Professor Ronald Arkin from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA for a presentation titled ‘Legal Autonomous Weapons and the Plight of the Noncombatant’. Professor Arkin is a world-renowned roboticist and robo-ethicist working across multiple projects including robot-human interaction, robot ethics, and learning in autonomous systems. Co-sponsored […]

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In 2005 an extensive report into the professional development needs of lawyers working with native title representative bodies (NTRBs) identified that lawyers representing Indigenous peoples in this vital area were under-resourced, underfunded, had limited access to professional development or career progression opportunities, and that recruitment into the field of native title was difficult. Recruitment was […]

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