School of Law - Financial And Economic Law

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Introduction

Founded in 1991, the Department of Financial & Economic Law was the first law department with a focus on financial and economic law in Taiwan.

The Department of FEL aims at providing standard legal education, along with a few courses on finance and economics. Hence, the curriculum includes regular law subjects as well as basic courses in business school such as accounting and economics. Having finished their basic training both in law and business, undergraduates then are encouraged to pursue their career in the area of financial and trade law, law and technology, or general practice.

In 1995, the Graduate School of Financial and Economic Law was established and was the first of its kind of the country. Soon afterwards in 1996, in response to the University’s policy, the Graduate School was renamed as Master Program of Financial and Economic Law. In 2001, to meet the need of the rapidly changing society, the Master Program expanded into Program A, Program B, and Program C.

Program A recruits graduate students with “Bachelor of Law” (LL.B.) degrees. Program B and Program C seek applicants from other educational backgrounds, that is, students with non-law degrees, such as degrees in “Bachelor of Art” (B.A.) or “Bachelor of Science” (B.S.). Furthermore, Program C is an evening and weekend program. The aims of the graduate programs are to offer legal education for professional people, and prepare business elites with legal expertise.

Mission

Mission in Legal Education: Balance of Doctrinal Learning and Practice Learning.

The Department aims to serve the legal needs of society by training law students with vision, with integrity, and with commitments to advancements in academic learning or legal practices.

The Department provides a rich curriculum consisting of basic legal and financial courses as well as new and cutting-edge subjects, such as economic law and technology law, and prepares students with the credential to work in public offices or business world.

The faculty members of the Department actively engage in academic research and conferences, promote academic exchange and co-operation, and provide advice to enhance Taiwan’s financial and economic law.

The Department also encourages faculty members to share the results of teaching and research, to promote legal education for general public, and to offer advice and recommendation for government’s policy-making and legislation.

Above all, the mission of our department is,

  1. To balance of doctrinal learning and practice learning.
  2. To train students with a combination of legal profession and business profession.
  3. To improve students’ foreign language, and expand students’ vision on international affairs.
  4. With an emphasis on the course of legal ethics (professional responsibility), to equip students with higher moral standards.

Objectives

Our department aims at educating professionals specialized in financial and economic law with the international perspective, holistic personality and cultivate a legal profession who caring society. Also to fulfill the University’s ideals- “Integrating,” “Creativity,” “Innovation,” are the competitive advantages of CYCU.

In addition to the emphasis on basic legal courses and finance courses, we pay more attention to ethics, theoretical and practical training. Hence, we expect we can develop a legal profession with the ethics and finance professional towards the three directions, economic and trade law, technology law, and judicial practice.

Above all, the mission of our department is,

  1. Specialization: To educate professionals specialized in financial and economic
  2. Internationalization: To educate professionals with an international perspective
  3. Legal and ethical education: To contribute to shape legal personality
  4. Integrated Education: To educate interdisciplinary professionals
  5. Holistic Education: To educate professionals with holistic personality

Future Prospects

The School of Law aims at combining legal and business training to produce legal professionals with a holistic vision in line with Chung Yuan Christian University. Hence, in addition to traditional legal training, the School hopes to provide a rich environment with a curriculum that balances theory, practice and ethics in law. Ultimately, the School wishes to foster legal professionals in the area of Financial Law, Law and Technology, and Judicial practice that contributes to the society and the country’s development.

  1. Advanced Studies
  2. Study abroad
  3. Research in Financial and Economic Law
  4. Research in Law and Technology
  5. Research in Judicial practice
  6. Related Professional Certificate and Qualification
  7. Job Opportunity

Undergraduate

The Department offers a five-year Bachelor of Law degree. All courses are divided into two stages.

Stage One "From the first to the third academic year with the academic focus on fundamental legal and financial training. Curriculum includes substantive and procedural laws in Civil and Criminal laws, Administrative law, Commercial law, Economics, Accounting, and Public Finance. This stage aims to help students to enhance their legal thinking with solid foundation in business. The Department also provides the Anglo-American Law courses to fully prepare students for studying cases of British and American laws as well as competent foreign language proficiency".

Stage Two "From the forth to the fifth academic year with the academic focus on in-depth financial laws and technology-concerned laws".

From the beginning of the fourth academic year, students may join the programs of legal specialization. These programs are Financial Law Specialization, Law and Technology Specialization, Taxation Specialization, and International Trade Law Specialization.

Requisites for each program are designed in accordance with respective professional objectives. Other than partial courses common to all programs, students may take elective courses at will within respective programs. A student who fulfills credit requirements of specialization programs will receive a certificate of specialization issued by the Department upon graduation.

Graduate

The Graduate Program is interested in attracting intellectually curious and thoughtful candidates from a variety of law graduates, legal systems and backgrounds and with various career plans.

Also, the courses we provide are diverse. In Group A, there is no uniform course of study is prescribed for graduates. Courses are elective, and students tailor their studies to their own interests. In Group B and C, due to the lack of legal profession, there are some mandatory courses need to be taken. Moreover, each graduate student is invited to use the resources of the Law School in whatever program of study will best prepare that individual for a career in research, teaching or bar exam.

The Master Program expanded into three programs, Program A, Program B, and Program C. Below is the Master Degree requirements:

  1. Group A of Graduate Class: At least 30 credits are required for graduation, among which 6 credits shall be earned from mandatory core courses.
  2. Group B of Graduate Class: At least 24 credits are required for graduation, among which 6 credits are mandatory core courses. Additionally, 63 credit from undergraduate courses are required, where 39 credits shall be earned from mandatory core courses and 24 credits from optional courses in laws.
  3. Group C of Graduate Class (Master’s Continuing Education Program): At least 54 credits are required for graduation, among which 36 credits shall be earned from mandatory core courses.

The diversity of the participants in the Graduate school contributes significantly to the educational experience of all students at the School. All of the three programs are subjects to extra 6 credits in thesis. Success in language examination is also required prior to graduation except for Master’s Continuing Education Program.

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