As lawyers with cultural sensitivity are in high demand. Recognising this, we have developed this course degree which combines Contemporary Chinese Studies with a Qualifying Law Degree. Students will be educated in the fundamentals of law and in the basic legal skills needed within contemporary Wales, the United Kingdom, Europe and the wider international community. Students will gain inside knowledge of the legal system, learn to deal competently with legal issues, interpret legal rules and employ techniques of legal reasoning, as well as gaining proficiency in Chinese language and some exposure to Chinese culture. This set of knowledge and skills will substantially increase students’ future work prospects.
To help students appreciate and understand Chinese culture, an optional summer placement is offered, where students will spend between one and three months studying at the China University of Political Science and Law (one of our partner universities) and interning in a company or law firm as arranged by the CUPL.