Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.
|Year of Entry||2017|
|Mode of Funding||Non-government-funded|
|Mode of Programme||Full time|
|Class Schedule||Normally day sessions|
|Indicative Intake Target||115|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||72|
|Normal Duration of Programme||
Students will commence study in Semester A 2017-18
(4 September 2017).
|Maximum Study Period||5 years|
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Mode of processing||Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.|
Dr Rebecca ONG
PhD (Leiden University); LLM (King’s College), LLM (University of Strathclyde), LLB (University of London)
|Programme Associate Director||
Dr Eugene LIM
Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Toronto, Canada)
+852 3442 8008
To provide a well-rounded legal education to those who already possess a first degree in a non-law discipline (or a law degree from a non-common law jurisdiction) and who wish to enter the legal profession in Hong Kong or who want to equip themselves for a career in law-related employment.
The School of Law prepares you for the legal profession and for law-related careers in the public service and private enterprise. Our law degree particularly meets the need of those who would like to join the legal profession in Hong Kong, or look for other law-related opportunities in Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific region.
To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the following entry requirements:
a bachelor's degree in a non-law discipline; or
a bachelor's degree in law from a non-common law jurisdiction, which was obtainable after at least eight semesters of full-time study. Holders with a degree in law from a common law jurisdiction are NOT eligible to apply.
English Proficiency Guidelines
For applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English, the minimum English language proficiency requirement will be:
(The School has stipulated a validity period of three years for results of the above tests. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the three years preceding the commencement of the University's application period.)
In order to graduate, JD students must complete 72 credits comprising:
Core courses required for admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) Programme and the legal profession in Hong Kong are:
JD students have an option to specialise in any one of the following areas:
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a degree recognized to apply for admission to PCLL, a programme that should be completed to enter the legal profession in Hong Kong.