THEMIS Network

 

The School of Law, becomes the second Asian law school to join the Themis network which was originally a collaboration between European law schools, namely Università Bocconi (Milan, Italy), Esade (Barcelona, Spain), Freie Universität (Berlin, Germany), Université Paris Est Créteil Val de Marne (Paris, France), Maastricht Law School (Maastricht, The Netherlands), Universität St. Gallen (Switzerland) and WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) (Austria).

The network’s THEMIS programme, offering joint international certificate, was launched in September 2006. Outstanding students from the THEMIS network of universities who are selected to participate in the programme get the unique opportunity to go on an international exchange at a partner university, participate in international internships and attend specialised THEMIS seminars. The THEMIS Seminars provide students with a chance to delve deeper into an area of international law relevant to their academic career and is held on a rotating basis by the THEMIS universities.

The THEMIS programme provides students with the opportunity to widen their intellectual and academic horizons, as well as strengthen their academic and cultural knowledge in an international context, giving them a competitive advantage that will stand them in good stead in their future legal careers.

Each partner university will select 1 -2 students each academic year for the programme through a process which is expected to be competitive and highly-selective.  The THEMIS comprises a semester abroad, internship and participation in a THEMIS seminar. Students who have successfully completed the programme will obtain not only their local law degree but also an international THEMIS certificate.  Please  click here to download THEMIS Brochure and learn more about the THEMIS curriculum and requirement. 

The SLW has entered the exchange agreements with the THEMIS partners, they are:

  • Università Bocconi, Italy
  • Esade Law School, Spain
  • Department of Law, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • College of Law, National Taiwan University
  • Nova School of Law, Lisbon,  Portugal
  • Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
  • Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University
  • University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
  • Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Application & Selection
For CityU students who are interested to join the exchange programme under THEMIS network, please apply through the SLW exchange programme. Please also refer to the following website:

SLW LLB student: Click Here

SLW PG students: Click Here

Eligibility for CityU students

Università Bocconi, Italy

Participating students should be at least LLB students in their 3rd year of study. JD students should be in their 2nd year of study and CityU LLM students should complete at least one semester of their study. 

Website: https://www.unibocconi.it/

Fact Sheet: please click here

Esade Law School, Spain

LLB students shall have completed at least two years of university study;
JD students should be in their 2nd year of study;
CityU LLM students should complete at least one semester of their study;
prior to participation in the exchange study

Website: https://www.esade.edu/en/about-us/academic-units/law-schooll
Fact sheet: please click here

Department of Law, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Participating students should be at least LLB students in their 2nd year of study, LLM students who have completed one semester of study, or JD students in their 2nd year of study.

The participating student must fulfill all admission requirements, including the language proficiency requirement of the Themis program which is C1 in English. The FU Berlin will accept CityU students for exchange study in Semester B 2021/22.

Website:
 https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/einrichtungen/fachbereiche/fb/jura/index.html

College of Law, National Taiwan University

Participating students should be at least LLB students in their third year of study.  JD students in their 2nd year of study and CityU LLM students should complete at least one semester of their study. 

Website: https://www.ntu.edu.tw/english/academics/academics_law.html

Nova School of Law, Lisbon,  Portugal

LLB (CityU and NOVA School of Law) taught postgraduate LLM (CityU), JD (CityU) or LLM (NOVA School of Law) students. 

Participating students should be at least LLB students in their 3rd year of study (CityU and NOVA School of Law)
JD (CityU) students in their 2nd year of study
LLM (NOVA School of Law) students in their 2nd year of study and taught postgraduate LLM students (CityU) who have completed one semester of study

Website:  https://novalaw.unl.pt/en

Université Paris-Est Créteil, France*

LLB, taught postgraduate LLM (CityU), JD (CityU) or LLM (UPEC) students. 

Participating students should be at least LLB students in their 3rd year of study (CityU and UPEC)
JD (CityU) students in their 2nd year of study
LLM (UPEC) students in their 2nd year of study and taught postgraduate LLM students (CityU) who have completed one semester of study.

Website: https://droit.u-pec.fr/

Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University

Participating students should be at least LLB students in their 2nd year of study and JD students in their 2nd year of study.

Website: https://law.smu.edu.sg/

Fact Sheet: Please click here 

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Participating students should be at least LLB students in their 3rd year of study (CityU). CityU JD students should be in their 2nd year of study and CityU LLM students should complete at least one semester of their study.

Website: https://www.sgmi.ch/
Fact sheet: please click here

Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Participating students should be at least LLB students in their 3rd year of study. JD students should be in their 2nd year of study and LLM students should complete at least one semester of their study.

Website: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/

Fact sheet: Please click here

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Participating students should be at least LLB students in their 3rd year of study. JD students should be in their 2nd year of study and LLM students should complete at least one semester of their study.

The exchange study is for Fall term only.

Website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/the-university/organizational-structure/service-units/international-office/wu-information
Fact sheet: please click here

Students from THEMIS partners

If you want to take part in the THEMIS programme, please contact your home faculty.

Themis Students are required to take courses within the THEMIS Course lists offered by the host school.
Please click here to download the SLW exchange study fact sheet (2022-23).

Please click here to download the SLW exchange study fact sheet (2023-24).

Please click here to download the tentative course list (2022-23) for reference.

SLW THEMIS Coordinator: Dr Fozia Lone
Email: fnlone@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3442 7430
SLW Exchange Coordinator Dr He Tianxiang
Email: tianxiang.he@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3442 7384
SLW General Office Ms Phyllis Yan
Email: p.yan@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3442 7369