|1. Core Courses: (30 credit units)|
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Units||Remarks|
|LW5303||Commercial Contracts||3||Exemption requirements - LLB degree or equivalent|
|LW5400||Legal Concepts||3||Exemption requirements - LLB degree or equivalent|
|LW6401||Dispute Resolution in Theory and Practice||3||Equivalent to CIArb approved Introduction (Mediation, Arbitration, International Arbitration, Adjudication)|
|LW6402||Procedure and Proof||3||Equivalent to CIArb approved Module 1 (Laws of Obligations & Civil Evidence)|
|LW6405||Arbitration Law||3||Equivalent to CIArb approved Module 2 (Law of Arbitration)|
|LW6406||Mediation Practice||3||- HKMAAL Accreditation for General Mediator (Stage 1) and equivalent to CIArb approved Module 1 (Commercial Mediation Training)|
|LW6407||Arbitration Practice and Award Writing||3||Equivalent to CIArb approved Module 3 (Practice, Procedure, Drafting & Deciding)|
|LW6408||International Arbitration||3||Equivalent to CIArb approved Module 2 (Law of International Arbitration)|
|LW6409B||Advanced Award Writing||6||* Equivalent to CIArb approved Module 4 (Award Writing)|
* Note: To obtain the Master’s degree, students should choose to take either LW6409A or LW6409B, subject to the prerequisites of these two courses.
Depends on the exemption status of students, select 3 or 6 credit units from:
2.1 Programme Electives:
|The electives offered may vary, email would be sent to confirm electives available each semester.|
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Units|
|LW6415||Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy||3|
|LW6418||Online Dispute Resolution||3|
|LW6420||International Conflict Analysis, Prevention and Resolution||3|
|LW6423||Construction Law and Dispute Resolution||3|
2.2 The offered postgraduate level courses under the Juris Doctor (JD) / Master of Laws (LLM) programme (Please refer to Additional Information).
Accreditation by Professional / Statutory Bodies
Upon completion of the programme and subject to fulfilling certain requirements, graduates are eligible to apply for Professional Recognition both within and outside of Hong Kong, including:
1. Membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)∞;
2. Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) (subject to completing peer interview as required by the CIArb)D;
3. Fellowship of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb)*;
4. Accredited General Mediator of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL)^ (subject to completing Stage 2 and Stage 3 requirements as stipulated by the HKMAAL Mediation Accreditation Committee);
5. CPD points awarded by the Law Society of Hong Kong.
∞ students are eligible to apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators only when they reached 55% in both coursework and exam in introductory, module 1 & 2 courses.
* (a) Attendance on the CityU PGD/LLMArbDR Programme (where the student passes the examination) will qualify for exemption from the Entry Course Examination for Associateship of HKIArb; and
(b) Successfully passing the CityU PGD/LLMArbDR examinations will qualify for exemption from all the academic requirements for Fellowship of HKIArb and will confer eligibility for entry to the Fellowship course of HKIArb and exemption from taking the award writing part of the said course of HKIArb.
D In order to meet the requirements of Module 4 of the CIArb, students must obtain a minimum mark of 70% in the assessment (the final exam), which will be by a written report (i.e. a Final Arbitral Award) in LW6409B Advanced Award Writing.
^ Completion of LW6406 Mediation Practice would lead to stage 1 requirements as stipulated by the HKMAAL Mediation Accreditation Committee
Students holding a law degree from a Hong Kong or other common law jurisdiction, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Hong Kong Law (PGCHKL) at City University of Hong Kong, or equivalent are exempted from LW5303 Commercial Contracts and LW5400 Legal Concepts.
APPLIES TO STUDENTS OF COHORT 2014 AND THEREAFTER:
Exempt students are required to complete 6 credit units of electives from the approved list of electives. Non-exempt students are required to complete 3 credit units of elective from the approved list of electives.
The intermediate award is Postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution 深造文憑 (仲裁及爭議解決學). This programme is a linked programme. Students who have successfully completed all required taught courses with a CGPA of 2.00 or above but elect not to pursue LW6409A Dissertation or LW6409B Advanced Award Writing for the Master’s degree are eligible for the intermediate award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. Students who wish to obtain the Intermediate Award should notify the School of Law and/or the Programme Director as soon as possible.
Please refer to Academic Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Degrees 13.6.