Harbin University of Commerce

School of Law

The School of Law was founded in March, 2000. At present, it has 2 departments---the Department of Law and the Department of Social Work, four academic offices and a research office of commercial law. Additionally, it has a moot court for law students and a professional lab for social work students with advanced equipments. The school has a total number of 46 staff, with 41 academic members (including 6 professors and 12 assistant professors). Nine staff have the Doctor’s Degrees and 31 Master’s degrees. The school offers 4-year LLB programme, with about 900 students and more than 900 alumni. The employment rate of graduates is over 90%. In 2006, the school was authorized to offer master programme in civil and commercial law (including labour law and social security law).

The school maintains a profound academic tradition and creates a group of scholars, especially in commercial law and product liability law areas. The academic leader of the school plays an important role in provincial academic area. The academic staff is a creative and strong team. The school established its unique features by coordinating with other dominate faculties of the university. For example, it has established a “law-economic management” course system to provide students a compound knowledge structure consisting of law and economic management. Further, the faculty emphasizes “applied type” in bachelor’s programme. Students are encouraged to participate in various activities in law, moot courts or meeting the professional lawyers to meet the needs of their future jobs. 

The law department (international commercial law orientation) gives prominence to international view of law based on high proportion of foreign language courses and international commercial law courses upon the whole course system with national civil and commercial law as common basis courses of the faculty’s course systems.

Recently, the traditional course systems are newly combined with the national judicial examination preparation for law students so that they may acquire their professional qualifications while achieving bachelor’s degrees. Moreover, this combination has taken place in the social work department in the same measure.   

The students are cultivated to have primary research ability, practical capacity, international cooperation and communication ability and creative capacity on social problem settlements.

Law

Cultivation target:

Our programme qualifies the education to meet the needs of the development of socialist market economy and the evolution of society. Students are led to be professional with high political and ideological quality, strong cooperative spirit and steady capacity of sustainable development. They are expected to become high quality compound and applied professional talents with solid theoretical basis, strong practical capacity and pioneering spirit.

Graduates may work as legal practitioners or researchers in state organs, enterprises and institutions or other social organizations, especially for legislation organs, administration organs, prosecution organs, judicial organs and arbitration bodies.

Professional features:

The teaching staff focus on theory, practice and application upon education proceeding. During the proceeding, students will construct their compound knowledge of law and economic management by combined course system. Further, The students are encouraged to practise their knowledge by practical proceedings as novitiates, moot courts, court proceeding auditing, professional debates, doubtful cases analysis and social investigations etc.. These trainings enable the students to work with precise logical thought, excellent language managements and wonderful writing skills.

Core courses:

Jurisprudence, Chinese Legal History, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Economic Law, Administration Law, Administration Litigation Law, Intellectual Property Law, Criminal Litigation Law, Civil Litigation Law, International Law, International Private Law, International Economic Law.  

Length of schooling: 4 years (LLB)

LAW (INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL law DIRECTION)

Cultivation target:

The students will learn theory of law and are cultivated to be familiar with treaties and trade usages according to international business activities by this programme. Meanwhile, they are educated to have the ability for acting on international business activities like adjudgement international business, international business agent and international business litigation. 

Professional features: 

Bilingual education and high proportion of international commercial law course are emphasized according to the whole course system. In practical part, enhance working relationship with some international law firms for providing students more practice opportunities.

Core courses:

Core courses: Commercial Law, Civil Law, Economic Law, International Law, Private International Law, Legal English, International Business Transaction, Arbitration in International Trade, British-American Legal System, Maritime Law, the Law of International Project Financing, International Investment Law, International Protection of Intellectual Property, WTO Law etc.

Length of schooling: 4 years (LLB)

social work

Cultivation target:

This programme is designed for the students to get solid theory of social work, modern professional technology skills, qualified social investigation research skills and strong social working ability. 

The graduates may work in varies social assistance organs, security departments, social institute organizations, social service and welfare organizations, basis government organs and communities as compound and applied professional personnel for social assistance, social security, social policy study, social administration management, communities development and management, social service, accession and operation etc.

Professional features: 

The course system is based on discipline crossing which combines social science with psychology. The programme emphasizes the practical part and counseling psychology direction. Some of the courses are bilingual. The students are cultivated to get the social research ability and practical management capacity through basic heory, professional knowledge and other related courses learning.

Core courses:

Core courses: Introduction of Social Work, Case Work, Group Work, Community Work, Social Work Administration, Conspectus of Social Security, Social Welfare Thought and Social Policy.

Length of schooling: 4 years (LLB)