Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1061 (JS1061)

Indicative Intake Target

Local Places:

39 (For First Year Entry)*

Non-Local Places  
(For Overall Direct Applications):

Around 300

Normal Duration of Programme
4 years
Programme Website
Programme Director
Prof Michael TSIMPLIS

Physics Degree (National University of Athens); Ph.D. Physical Oceanography (University of Southampton); L.LM Maritime Law (University of Southampton)

Programme Associate Director
Ms Anna LUI

LLB (Middlesex University); LPC (The College of Law of England and Wales); LLM (University of Hong Kong)

General Enquiries
Contact Type
Contact Value

* for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions

Why Bachelor of Laws?

The LLB programme is an undergraduate law degree for students interested in legal education and practice. It provides students with legal knowledge in the areas of law which are prerequisites for admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) and helps students develop relevant intellectual, personal and technical skills. The programme is also suitable for students aiming for a range of other careers where legal knowledge is an advantage. 

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Entrance Requirements

JS1061 Bachelor of Laws
HKDSE SubjectMinimum Level Required
English LanguageLevel 5
Chinese LanguageLevel 3
MathematicsLevel 2
Citizenship and Social DevelopmentAttained
Elective 1Level 3
Elective 2Level 3

- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.  
- Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.  
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Direct/ Non-JUPAS Applicants Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission to this programme, you must satisfy the general entrance requirements and the following minimum programme-specific requirements:   

•    an overall IELTS band score of 7#; OR  
•    a TOEFL score# of 600 (paper-based test) OR 100 (internet-based test); OR   
•    a score of 6 in IB English (SL/HL); OR   
•    Grade B / Grade 6 in IGCSE English - First Language or Grade A / Grade 7 in IGCSE English as a Second Language; OR   
•    Level 5 in HKDSE English Language; OR   
•    Grade C in HKALE AS-Level Use of English; OR   
•    other equivalent qualifications.  

#Obtained within 3 years before admission

Curriculum Structure

First-Year Study Schedules

Subject AreaRecommended  CoursesCredits
Core CoursesLW2601 Hong Kong Legal System3
LW2602A/B Law of Contract I/ II6
LW2603A/B Law of Tort I/ II6
LW2604 Legal Methods, Research and Writing 3
Gateway Education (GE) coursesGE1401 University English3
GE2411 Legal English3
GE courses6

For the full curriculum structure, please refer to the School website at

School of Law

The School of Law apires to be an internationally renowned centre for legal research and teaching in the Asia-Pacific region. The School's mission is to provide students with an excellent education and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge. Through cooperation with other law schools and professional organisations, the School aims to foster an environment in which both students and staff can develop and use their legal knowledge, professional skills and expertise for the benfit of the entire Hong Kong community.

Our Target

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme is delivered over four years and emphasises the acquisition and development of wide-ranging legal and intellectual skills. Learning and teaching are interactive and aligned with intended learning outcomes. Students are trained to apply laws and legal principles to solve real-life problems. The LLB programme provides a firm foundation for a career in law and law-related fields, public service and post-graduate studies in Hong Kong and overseas.

Students receive a well-rounded legal education from our staff, all of whom are distinguished teachers and scholars from Hong Kong, the Mainland China, the UK, Australia, India, Malaysia, etc. In addition, students have the opportunity to be taught by visiting faculty from law schools all around the world.

Our LLB programme guides students to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude required to put them within the best and brightest minds applying for jobs in law, business, civil service, banking and other fields.

Start Your Career Here

The School of Law prepares you for the legal profession and law-related careers in both the public and private sectors. Our law degree is particularly suitable for those who wish to become legal professionals in Hong Kong and those who plan to become legal professionals in Mainland China or in any country of the Asia-Pacific region and wish to have a thorough knowledge of the Hong Kong legal system.

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is a recognised qualification for admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), a prerequisite for entering the legal profession in Hong Kong. This requires taking specific options during the four-year study.

Bonus Features

Curriculum designed for the legal professional who seeks to be a valuable adviser in the “One-Country-Two Systems” constitutional arrangement.

A number of exchange programmes with overseas universities such as in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the U.K., the U.S., etc.

A credit-bearing Legal Placement course, which provides students with an opportunity to obtain practical experience working in law offices or other law-related work environments.

Opportunities for students to take an intensive credit-bearing law course for one month at the University College, Oxford* (U.K.) in the summer.

Collaborative degree programme with Georgetown University providing LLB students with an opportunity to obtain professional degrees in the United States and Hong Kong.


* The G-LEAP agreement will be renewed, subject to confirmation

Student Achievements

The CityU mooting programme has earned a formidable world class reputation. In addition to winning several local rounds in the Jessup competition, CityU has own twelve championships in international mooting competitions over the past years. These include being a three-time winner of the Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights moot in North America (2011, 2013, 2016), winning both the prestigious Vis East and Vis Vienna moot championships (2012-2013) in Asia and Europe; being the first Asian team ever to win the International Criminal Court Trial Competition in Europe (2012); and being champions of the 8th Asia-Pacific M&A Moot Competition and the first International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Commercial Mediation Competition - Hong Kong (both in 2018).  In addition to international championships, our students have won numerous awards for best speaker and best memorials.

Student Exchange / Internship

Student Exchange
Students are encouraged to pursue exchange studies outside Hong Kong by participating in the student exchange programmes organised by CityU and the School of Law, with the opportunity to study for one semester at a university in Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Italy,  Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the U.K., the U.S., etc.

SLW provides a credit-bearing legal placement programme for its students. Students complete these placements in law firms, barristers’ chambers, legal journal publishing houses, international companies and banks.


• Extensive scholarships and financial support are provided to students for participation in the overseas-learning activities, mooting competitions and overseas placement. 
• CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents are available to JUPAS and Non-JUPAS entrants.

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