Five Lectures on the Common Law with Comparative Reference to the Law in China

62 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2015

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Andrew Godwin

Melbourne Law School

Cheng Han Tan

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law

Paul Davies

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Jeremy Gans

University of Melbourne

Edwin Simpson

University of Oxford

Date Written: January 12, 2015

Abstract

In April 2014, leading scholars came to China to deliver lectures addressing fundamental areas of the common law, including property law, agency law, equity, criminal law, and tax law. These lectures explore the development, features, and application of their respective areas of the common law. In addition, the lectures compare aspects of the common law with the approach in civil law jurisdictions and, in particular, in China. By examining the development of the common law and stare decisis, one may gain insights into common law concepts, many of which are similar to those in the Chinese legal system.

Suggested Citation

Godwin, Andrew and Tan, Cheng Han and Davies, Paul and Gans, Jeremy and Simpson, Edwin, Five Lectures on the Common Law with Comparative Reference to the Law in China (January 12, 2015). Tsinghua China Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2707036

Andrew Godwin (Contact Author)

Melbourne Law School ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

Cheng Han Tan

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law ( email )

83 Tat Chee Avenue
Room P5300, 5th Floor, Academic 1
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

Paul Davies

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

Jeremy Gans

University of Melbourne ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

Edwin Simpson

University of Oxford ( email )

Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

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