LW5621 - Legal Systems of Hong Kong and Mainland China

Offering Academic Unit
School of Law
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to:

  • encourage students to discover the meaning of the word ‘law’ and the sources of law for the legal systems of Hong Kong and mainland China
  • familiarise students with the sources, classification and operation of Hong Kong law and Chinese law and other features of the legal systems in Hong Kong and mainland China
  • introduce students to the legal and constitutional framework in which law is practised and administered in Hong Kong and mainland China
  • introduce students to the concept of alternative dispute resolution
  • encourage students to critically think about the law and institutions in Hong Kong and mainland China, motivate them to discover the legal system in which they live and work, and to effectively communicate their views and their analyses both orally and in writing

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Additional Information

This course is restricted to students admitted to the Juris Doctor Programme in 2013-14 or in subsequent years.