Chinese cultural competency and Australian law students: Reflections on the design of short term mobility programs

Deane, Felicity, Hamman, Evan, & Liping, Pei (2015) Chinese cultural competency and Australian law students: Reflections on the design of short term mobility programs. Alternative Law Journal, 40(4), pp. 271-274.

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There is an emerging need for Australia’s law graduates to better understand the unique challenges and opportunities in our largest trading partner, China. Similarly, as China opens up to the world, its graduates are increasingly well-poised to make an indelible mark on Chinese-Australian relations, particularly in the areas of finance, property, trade and commerce. Chinese and Australian law schools must urgently develop a deeper awareness of each other’s language, culture and political systems in their graduates. The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance of Chinese cultural competency to Australian legal education and reflect on projects that enable students to attain a level of cultural competency over a short period. We do this by considering a recent ‘short term mobility project’ in Wuhan, China.

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ID Code: 92336
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Cultural Competency, Legal Education, China, Law student, HERN
ISSN: 1037-969X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Felicity Deane, Evan Hamman and Pei Liping.
Copyright Statement: This article is copyright of the authors. It may be cited or quoted provided appropriate attribution is made to the authors.
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2016 23:30
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 06:57

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