Greater China Legal History Seminar on “The Historical Development of the Civil Law Tradition in China” by Professor Lei Chen

This CPD seminar delivered by Professor Lei Chen, Associate Dean of School of Law and Director of Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law at City University of Hong Kong, on 16 March 2018 attracted more than 70 academics, legal practitioners and law students to attend. Professor Chen provided an interesting analysis of why China adopted a civil law system in preference to a common law system. He explained the development of the modern civil law system in China from its starting point in 1986 through the introduction of specific laws in the early 21st century up to the present day, and how the civilian system in China will probably develop in the near future.

For information about the next Greater China Legal History seminar of “The History of Consumer Law in Hong Kong: Just a Series of Failed Endeavours?” held on 13 April 2018, please visit the CUHK Law website (www.law.cuhk.edu.hk).

The CPD seminar attracted more than 70 participants to attend.

In the seminar, Professor Lei Chen provided an interesting analysis of why China adopted a civil law system in preference to a common law system.

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