In my view CityU has shown great vision in establishing the Centre and providing it with a very broad interdisciplinary mandate. The Centre meets a pressing, perceived need and its establishment has resulted from approaches to the university by the shipping industry and discussions with industry, government and insurers.

We really want this Centre to be something special in terms of teaching, research and other initiatives. While we are serving the interests of the community in seeking to contribute to the future prosperity of the port of Hong Kong, and its growth as an aviation hub, we will not lose sight of the needs of our students.

Our first teaching initiative is the establishment of an LLM in Maritime and Transportation Law. We have also created opportunities for students to compete in several transportation law mooting competitions. For example, a team competed in the International Maritime Law Arbitration Mooting Competition in July 2010. A team also competed in the Manfred Lachs Moot held recently in Sydney, Australia. Our team finished first and undefeated with a record score of 36 out of 36 at the end of general rounds and completed the competition in third place after narrowly losing their semi-final. The CityU team of Cheryl Kong, LC Au and Mike Lam won the trophy for Best Memorials.

In the operation of the Centre we propose to collaborate with other institutions, such as the College of Business at CityU, to develop projects of real value, not just to the University but also to Hong Kong, mainland China, and the Asia Pacific region.



Dr Vernon Nase
Hong Kong Centre for Maritime and Transportation Law
School of Law
City University of Hong Kong


Last Updated: 22 March 2011      
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