From December 2nd to December 11th ,2019, the KoGuan School of Law hosted the Winter Program in Chinese Law in cooperation with The University of Melbourne. The Winter Program covers a variety of activities, including lectures, vocational training, court visits, top law firm visits and Sino-Australian student interaction programs. Over 20 students from The University of Melbourne participated this program this year.
This Winter Program in Chinses Law consists of 15 Chinese law courses in English, including intellectual property law, Chinses constitutional law, competitive law, law and society. In addition to regular lectures, KoGuan School of Law also organizes various forms of visits and interactions for students. This program offers a unique opportunity to not only gain a greater understanding of Chinese law, but to further expand upon their own life experiences, especially exploring and discovering a new and unique culture.
On December 6th, 2019, all students arrived at Zhonglun Law Firm in Lujiazui. The partner first led the students to visit the office of the law firm, and then briefly introduced the global development of Zhonglun Law Firm. During the symposium, students asked questions on career planning, foreign law firm admittance, Sino-Australian trade relations and challenging legal trends. The partners provided suggestions based on their own experiences. After the seminar, the students were treated to an impromptu tour around the office were they managed to gain a glimpse of life in the office at the law firm.
On December 9th, students visited the Shanghai Minhang District People's Court. During this visit, the students were guided by volunteers and learn much about the Chinese legal system. After this visit, students had an enthusiastic discussion with judges about the current situation and functions of the Chinese court system.
Through this program, students from the University of Melbourne not only have a preliminary understanding of Chinese law, but also have a certain understanding of China's legal system and culture, which has laid a good foundation for their future work related to Chinese law. At the same time, this project also promotes the cooperation between KoGuan School of Law and the University of Melbourne, and further promotes the exchange between China and Australia.
Attachment: Introduction to The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne, founded in 1853, is a comprehensive research university located in Melbourne, the Australian cultural, arts and industrial center. The University of Melbourne is the premier academic town in the Southern Hemisphere. It is an AACSB and EQUIS accredited member. In the past years, the University of Melbourne has ranked among the top in the world, ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 32 in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. Since the establishment of the school, 280,000 outstanding graduates from all over the world have been trained, including 4 Australian Prime Ministers, 8 Nobel Laureates, and 120 Rhodes Scholars.