Explore our legal expertise in a wide variety of Asian jurisdictions, including China, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law is located within Sydney Law School.
The centre's members have legal expertise in a wide variety of Asian jurisdictions, including China, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia. The centre offers courses covering a wide variety of legal issues in these countries, including commercial law, investment, constitutional law, human rights, land law, tax, environmental law, labour law, customary law, Islamic law, law enforcement institutions, and dispute resolution.
Chinese law is taught intensively both in Sydney (in alternate years and to undergraduate and Juris Doctor students only) and in China at the Shanghai Winter School. Japanese law is taught intensively in Japan at the Kyoto and Tokyo Seminars, and Indonesian and Malaysian law is taught offshore at the Southeast Asia Field School.
The centre holds numerous seminars, workshops and conferences, and hosts visiting scholars from all over Asia.
CAPLUS members contributed to the Academic perspectives on corruption and foreign direct investment in the Asia-Pacific region symposium hosted by Universiti Brunei Darussalam on 29 May 2023.
The symposium's invited speakers discussed the mechanism of FDI-related corruption from legal and economic perspectives, using case studies from countries in the Asia Pacific.
Professor Luke Nottage delivered the keynote lecture, moderated a discussion on the legal issues related to corruption and ISDS in Asia, and co-presented a country report on Japan and Thailand.
CAPLUS affiliate Dr Nobumichi Teramura delivered the symposium’s opening remarks, co-presented a country report on Japan, and moderated a discussion on South and Southeast Asia.
The Institute of Asian Studies at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam is funding a conference volume project on corruption and illegality in Asian investment arbitration. The Principal Investigator is CAPLUS affiliate Dr Nobumichi Teramura, and contributors include University of Sydney CAPLUS members Professor Luke Nottage, Professor Simon Butt and Professor Vivienne Bath.
This February 2022 webinar discussed how online legal education both before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, across several Asia-Pacific jurisdictions: Australia, Japan, Canada, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Macau.
We hold seminars, conferences and workshops throughout the year.