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George Washington University Law School

Monday, October 29, 2012

Official guidelines for legal research in China

Rogier Creemers, a member of the Chinalaw listserv, recently had an interesting post on legal research in China. With his permission, it's reproduced here:

Through a discussion with colleagues, I became interested in the question of what China's policy is in terms of conducting and supporting legal research, with a few people. Personally, I found that, over the years of dealing with Chinese researchers and graduate application, most proposals I would get are remarkably similar, and in the vein of: "I want to research the function of [insert doctrinal concept] in a number of advanced jurisdictions, such as the US, UK, Germany and [insert country to which application is made], and write a chapter on how this should be implemented in China.] In other words, very instrumental and positivist. So I decided to look fora few documents on this, and one thing I found was an Opinion on legal research of the China Law Society, China's academic association for the legal sphere. It includes interesting passages on the context of legal research, its connection to practice and the function of international exchange.

I thought this might be useful for some list members as well, so please find it here:

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