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||Government funded and Non-government-funded places|
|Mode of Programme||Full time|
|Class Schedule||Normally day sessions on weekdays and some Saturdays|
|Indicative Intake Target||210|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||36|
|Normal Duration of Programme||1 year (2 semesters)|
|Maximum Study Period||1 year|
|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.|
Ms Stella LEUNG
JD, with honors (University of Texas School of Law), BA (University of Texas in Austin)
+852 3442 7223
The programme prepares students to enter the legal profession as trainee solicitors or as pupil barristers. Students will learn from experience and through instruction to fulfil the professional and social responsibilities they will be expected to fulfill as members of the legal profession.
Graduates of the programme will be able to communicate at an advanced level, both verbally and in writing; obtain and act upon clients’ instructions and provide practical solutions for clients’ objectives and problems; organize and manage their work to meet deadlines; research and learn independently; demonstrate strategic and critical thinking in their professional work; and identify professional ethical issues which may arise in practice and deal with them professionally. They will have gained experience in simulated transactions and in the skills necessary to carry out the tasks related to delivery of a range of legal services.
* Please note that the offering of core courses may be subject to change.
** Please note that the offering of electives is subject to change. The offering of electives will be at the discretion of the School of Law.
The PCLL is a prerequisite for entry to the legal profession in Hong Kong as a trainee solicitor or pupil barrister.
Courses are taught through large group lectures, regular weekly small group tutorials and guest lectures. Students meet for tutorials of approximately ten to twelve students, depending on the subject.