LAWS 3078 Legal, Economic and Social Transformation in Taiwan

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 201089

Coordinator Grace Borsellino Opens in new window

Description This subject introduces students to the foundational structures of Taiwan's legal system, its economy, and its socio-legal culture and practices. Students will participate in an exchange experience and will be intensively taught at selected Taiwanese university partners. Through engagement with Taiwanese academics, legal professionals (both in Australia at pre-departure programs and in Taiwan through engagements with leading Taiwanese law firms, courts and economic organisations), students will develop commercially relevant knowledge and contemporary practical legal skills to develop as global citizens. Students will examine diverse content areas including Taiwan's Constitutional Court, leading human rights cases, intellectual property protections, the Taiwanese electoral system, and Taiwan's innovative approaches to corporate social responsibility, big data analytics, and new technologies. Where travel to Taiwan is not possible, the subject will be offered online with the program of study to be offered 3-hours a week over a semester and supported online by university and industry partners in Taiwan. Where travel is possible, this online program will be supplemented by a week-long excursion to Taiwan. Interested students should contact the Subject Coordinator to confirm expected costs to the student (e.g. airfare, accommodation, meals, et cetera) and travel dates and requirements.

School Law

Discipline Law, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject


Students must have successfully completed 80 credit points of law subjects.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the foundational features and structures of Taiwan�fs legal system, its economy, and its socio-legal culture and practices.
  2. Reflect on key contemporary legal issues arising in political, economic, and social contexts in which the Taiwanese legal system operates.
  3. Communicate principled and ethical arguments and perspectives that address issues relevant to the legal, economic and social transformation of Taiwan.

Subject Content

1. Taiwanese Law and Legal System.
2. Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in Taiwan.
3. Democratic Development in Taiwan and its Electoral System.
4. Big Data and New Technology in Taiwan.
5. Taiwanese Business, Regulatory, and Taxation System.
6. Taiwanese Indigenous history.
7. Introduction to Taiwanese languages.
8. Excursions to Taiwanese law firms, courts, stock exchange and other cultural destinations.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Presentation 15 minutes 30 N Group
Reflection 750 words 20 N Individual
Essay 2,000 words 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Quarter 3 (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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