Graduating with a Bachelor of Laws from the right university can do more for your career than you can ever imagine. Take your pre-law studies full-time at none other than the City University of Hong Kong.
Whether you’re undecided on which career path to take or you’re determined to proceed to studying law, earning a Bachelor of Laws degree will be a smart move to make. Rest assured that what you learn from the course will not be limited to applications in a law profession. Time has proven that its applications have been well received in many large scale industries. Should you find yourself thriving in a different industry, having the advantage of a pre-law education will benefit you largely especially in dealings with corporate matters and even in matters dealt with in public. This means that you can spare your company of future legal complications because of the pre-law education you received.
Furthermore, giving thanks to the economic growth that Hong Kong has had the benefit of enjoying, businesses all over the country have grown at exponential rates. The expansions have brought on a need for new and additional legal procedures and undertakings.
Becoming a part of the Bachelor of Laws program is equivalent to taking up any other undergraduate course. It requires students to take up full-time schedules for the entire four-year duration. The Full Time-Mode scheme is advantageous for those who have acquired degrees prior to enrolling, and to school leavers as well.
In your four years of continuous study at the City University of Hong Kong, one can expect to be taught the foundational subjects for law studies. The focus of the curriculum is that of providing students with an edge on the most fundamental concepts and practices which they will encounter once they proceed to taking up further studies in law.
To elevate each student’s competence, the Bachelor of Laws curriculum also includes subjects in Chinese law. The pre-law students will find themselves familiar with the legal systems that govern China by the time that they graduate. Furthermore, students are also given the freedom to add more subjects to their curriculum to enable them to distinguish a path towards the career they seek to build.
In line with the students’ desires of attaining an excellent Bachelor of Laws education, the City University of Hong Kong work tirelessly to achieve following goals: To educate the students in law studies that will enable them to maintain liberal in accepting its theories and putting them into practice on standards suitable to that of an undergraduate course of study, to oversee that students gain no less than a critical understanding of the law profession to enable each of them to provide Hong Kong and the world with what is due them, to encourage the furthering of each student’s capability for intellectual tasks, specifically in analytical and critical problem-solving, and to promote effective written and spoken communication skills.
The City University of Hong Kong strives to provide its students with the education that they deserve which in turn will result to producing globally competent graduates that will bring glory to the university.
The City University of Hong Kong administers its Bachelor of Laws studies in an environment that promotes growth and improvement. This is proven in the university’s openness in receiving constructive feedback. In fact, over its years as an institution, the university has made a number of amendments to the Bachelor of Laws programme.
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The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) provides a sound preparation not only for the practice of law but for many other careers. Recent rapid economic and social developments in Hong Kong, in the PRC and world wide have created many new opportunities for lawyers and legally aware persons throughout commercial, business, professional and public life. Legal education and law teaching must ensure that law graduates are sufficiently well equipped to meet those opportunities. Legal education and training in Hong Kong has itself been the subject of an extensive review over the past few years and many positive recommendations for changes in course format and course delivery have been made. CityU has embraced those recommendations and has substantially redesigned the LLB programme. There are consequent changes in the delivery of the programme and in the way students are assessed.
The School of Law offers LLB programme in Full-Time Mode (four years). The Full-Time programme will be attractive to both school leavers and those who have a bachelor degree.
The curriculum will concentrate on the essential core common law subjects as they apply in Hong Kong. Students will also be introduced to the laws and legal system of mainland China. In addition, students will be able to select subjects they wish to study depending upon their intended careers and interests from a wide range of electives.
The programme aims to:
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:
The structure of our LLB prorgamme allows students to broaden their horizons by studying various law and non-law subjects. A special emphasis is placed on exposing students to comparative and international perspectives. In order to graduate, LLB students are required to complete 126 credit units (for LLB students of 2012 cohort and thereafter) comprising core law courses, law electives, Gateway Education courses such as English language courses and Chinese civilisation courses.
The core courses for LLB students are: Legal Research and Writing, Hong Kong Legal System, Law of Contract, Law of Tort, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Land Law, Applied Legal Theory, Company Law, Public Law of the PRC, and Private Law of the PRC. Students contemplating entry to the legal profession must also complete the following courses: Equity and Trusts, Law of Evidence, and Commercial Law.
In addition, LLB students may choose electives from various areas such as commercial law, environmental law, public law, international law, human rights law, international economic law, Chinese law, intellectual property law, cyberspace law, dispute resolution, international advocacy, comparative law, and criminal law.
A feature of the LLB Programme will be an integrated approach to learning and assessment by which students will be able to acquire and improve their general transferrable skills and competencies. There will be more emphasis on in-class presentations, inter-active teaching and small group activities rather than on the traditional take home written coursework and the closed book examination. Attention will be paid throughout the programme to the continual improvement of language skills.
A law degree offers a firm foundation for a variety of careers and further study, both in Hong Kong and overseas. Graduates who wish to practice law in Hong Kong will also need to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) programme which we also offer at CityU.
Many law graduates also enjoy successful careers in accountancy, business, finance, management, journalism and the Civil Service. Graduates may pursue further studies or professional qualifications in law, business and management, accountancy, finance and corporate administration. The Master of Laws (LLM), offered by the School of Law, also creates significant opportunity for law graduates to extend their qualifications to the postgraduate level.
To be eligible for admission to the LLB Programme, the HKDSE applicant should achieve Level 5 or above in English Language and satisfy the University general entrance requirements (visit: http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas_hkdse/).
Direct/ Non-JUPAS Applicants
To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and meet the following programme specific entrance requirements.
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Applicants may apply for admission to the LLB Programme directly. Advanced standing entry will not be considered.
Mature applicants are eligible to apply for admission notwithstanding they do not satisfy the general entrance requirements, provided they can demonstrate suitability for the programme and an aptitude for study. Mature applicants must be over the age of 25 by 1 September of the year of admission to the LLB Programme.
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Applicants seeking admission to the LLB Programme can apply either through JUPAS or directly to the University but not to both.
Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) is a scheme and the main route of application designed to assist students with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination results (past and/or current), to apply for admission to University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded Bachelor's degree and Associate Degree/Higher Diploma programmes offered by the eight JUPAS participating-institutions, the self-financing Bachelor's degree programmes offered by The Open University of Hong Kong, and SSSDP Bachelor's degree programmes offered by the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) institutions.
You are eligible to apply through JUPAS if
You are NOT eligible to apply through JUPAS if you are currently enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree programme offered under JUPAS, regardless of whether you wish to apply for admission on the strength of your HKDSE Examination results.
In accordance with the HKSAR Government's policy, only applicants with valid documentation confirming they are LOCAL applicants can apply via JUPAS.For more information, please visit the JUPAS website.
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Further information about the programme is obtainable from:
Professor Kelvin LOW
Professor Michael TSIMPLIS
LLB Programme Associate Director
School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
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Tel.: (852) 3442 9133
Fax: (852) 3442 0190
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