LW5608 - Constitutional Law

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

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

This course aims to
  1. To examine the nature of the constitutional framework established under the Basic Law.
  2. To provide an understanding of the legal, political and social values underlying the Basic Law.
  3. To develop in the student the knowledge and skills to analyse the basic principles underlying the concept of “one country, two systems” and understand the practical significance of the concept.
  4. To enable the student to analyse and understand the working of the future SAR government in the light of the provisions of the Basic Law.
  5. To explain the legal position of Hong Kong vis-a-vis the Central Government and the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China.
  6. To identify areas of uncertainty, conflict and problems in the Basic Law.

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.