China Law and Business
This introductory course provides an overview of the Chinese legal system and business environment and examines Chinese legal rules and principles in selected business-related areas. These areas include intellectual property, dispute resolution, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, antimonopoly law, and environment. Through active class participation and analysis of business case studies, students will learn both the law in the books and the law in action in China, as well as strategies that businesses could use to overcome limitations in the Chinese legal system. Leaders from the legal and business communities will be invited to share their experiences and insights. This course is open to all students, including undergraduates who have permission from the instructor. A Stanford Non-Law Student Course Registration Form is available at http://www.law.stanford.edu/school/offices/registrar/. Grading system: Honors-Pass. Elements used in grading: Class participation (30%) and Extended Take-Home Exam (70%).