LW5612 - Legal Placement

Offering Academic Unit
School of Law
Credit Units
Course Duration
A minimum of 160 contact hours (equivalent to 4-week full time work) for the full time or the part-time legal placement to be done within 2 semesters of an academic year. (3 semesters may be allowed in the same academic year subject to course leader’s approval)

For all cohorts: Only JD students with a CGPA of 2.85 or above immediately prior to undertaking the placement are allowed to take this course. In order to complete this course, students must have their application approved by the Course Leader prior to commencement of the placement. Only application approved by the Course Leader prior to commencement of the placement will be considered as an eligible basis for this course.

Students must have attended the two mandatory workshops before a student will be approved and allowed to register this course – applicable to both join in and not join in legal placement programmes.

For 2013 cohort and thereafter: LW5621 Legal Systems of Hong Kong and Mainland China, LW5622 Legal Methods, Research and Writing, and LW5602 Law of Contract

Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19, Summer 2019

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

The aims of this course is

  1. to provide students with a structured opportunity to obtain practical experience from working in a law office or a legally related working environment, doing law related work relevant to their level of competence and experience and to enable potential employers to give structured feedback on the student’s potential;
  2. to provide students with structured means to apply their knowledge into a new legal environment and discover solutions in practice;
  3. to prepare students to practice professionally in the legal field; and
  4. to develop the student’s ability to apply academic knowledge in real life situations.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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