The Programme

The CityU PCLL is a one-year full-time programme. Courses are taught in a variety of modes including large groups and small groups, skills seminars, problem-based learning groups, simulations, demonstrations, field trips and presentations by practitioners and guest lecturers.

Assessment is by way of coursework and final examinations.

The programme is taught by full-time staff with legal practice experience and part-time teachers who are legal practitioners. Members of the judiciary also participate in the delivery of the courses.

Students often work in small groups.

There are eleven core courses: Interlocutory Advocacy and Interviewing; Trial Advocacy; Mediation and Negotiation; Litigation Writing and Drafting; Commercial Writing and Drafting; Conveyancing Practice; Wills and Probate Practice; Corporate and Commercial Practice; Civil Litigation Practice; Criminal Litigation Practice; and Professional Conduct and Practice.

Students must also take three electives which include the Bar Course; Foundations in Mainland Related Legal Transactions; International Arbitration Practice; Family Law Practice; Personal Injuries Practice; Financial Regulatory Practice; and Chinese for Legal Practice.

The courses offered may be subject to change.