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● Introduction

1. Premise

For the past decades, international society has progressed rapidly, whether in the field of industry, economy as well as trade. Traditional legal knowledge alone may not be enough for managing the modern society due to the latter’s complication and multiplication. Financial and economic legal issues such as intellectual property rights, technology legal problem and taxation problem, can not be solved solely with traditional legal knowledge. Financial and economic laws inevitably become extremely important in our modern society.

2. History

In August 2002, the Department of Financial and Economic Law (hereinafter referred to ‘the Department’) was established. Prior to then, it had been one of the divisions comprised of the Department of Law for three academic years. The Department also includes graduate program for master degree, which was established in 2000 under the management of the Law Department. It is expected that Graduate program for doctoral degree will be established in 2004 academic year.

3. Specialized Field

In addition to traditional legal courses, the Department categorizes the following specialized field: enterprise laws, international economic laws, intellectual property laws, and taxation laws. 4. Faculty There are 5 faculty members at the Department, 2 professors, 2 associate professors and 1 assistant professor, each holds doctoral degree inn specialized field, such as constitutional laws, commercial laws, intellectual property laws, financial and economic laws. 5. Students 238 students study at the Department, including 190 undergraduate students and 48 graduate students.

● Prospective Development

1. Enterprise laws

Corporation Law, Negotiable Instrument Law, Admiralty Law and Insurance Law are traditional commercial laws and also the basic commercial courses at law school. Students with those basic knowledge only may not be prepared for the specialized knowledge required by the capital market, monetary market and competition measures. Securities and Exchange Law, Futures Trading Law, Economic Law, Fair competition Law, Consumer Protection Law, Financial Law and Assets Management Law are specialized courses required by the markets as mentioned. The Department provides all those courses for our students.

2. International Economic Laws

Being the member of WTO, our nation needs to keep pace with the tendency of international trade and economy. In order to meet the needs, the Department provides several courses relating to the mentioned subject such as international trade laws, international economic laws, and international financial laws,..etc.

3. Intellectual Property Laws

For the past decade, global industrial society has developed rapidly, including biotechnology and nano technology. Related laws such as intellectual property laws, technology laws, and trade secret shall govern those industries. The Department makes efforts to strengthen those courses so as to be fit for the technology development and to train our students to be prepared for the requirements of the industrial society.

4. Taxation Laws

Taxation is a legal subject that integrates traditional laws (such as constitutional law and administrative law) and taxation laws (such as Income Tax Law, Business Tax Law, Estate & Gift Tax Law, Custom Law and Taxation Law). In addition to those courses, the Department offers extra courses such as Financial Administrative Law, Budget Law, Fund Law, Special Imposition Law, and Audit Law, so as to reinforce taxation legal education.

● Teaching Characteristic and Goal

1. Teaching Characteristic

Our legal education provides students with logistic training, theoretical & practical courses, so as to train legal experts in the field of financial and economic laws. The Department also reinforces practical training by setting up Legal Aid Office to provide students with practical opportunity by serving consultation at the Office.

2. Teaching Goal

The primary goal of the Department is to meet the needs of our nation and industrial society by promulgating financial and economic legal education and knowledge. In addition to traditional legal courses, the Department offers extra courses in each specialized field such as enterprise laws, international economic laws, intellectual property laws, and taxation laws.