It is my pleasure to welcome you to our School of Law website.
Established in 1987, the School of Law offers quality education to undergraduate and postgraduate students. High on our agenda are three goals: becoming a world renowned centre for research and teaching of law; equipping students with global knowledge, skills and perspectives; and establishing a trusted relationship with local and international legal establishments. These goals are reflected in the composition of our faculty, our curriculums and enrichment activities.
Our School is staffed by a stellar international faculty with a multicultural profile, bringing with them a diversity of quality. With joint efforts of staff and students, our School has established expertise in a wide range of fields including Chinese law, comparative law, Hong Kong Basic Law, commercial law, environmental law, constitutional law, human rights, criminal justice, WTO law, international trade and investment law, international economic law, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
To meet the challenges of globalisation, our School has established an International Advisory Board, comprising renowned professors from Harvard, Yale and Oxford universities and leading practitioners, to further enhance teaching and research.
Our School has developed close links with its counterparts on the Mainland, in Europe, North America and across the Asia-Pacific region. Students have many opportunities to gain a global perspective in the study of law through various activities organized by the School, such as the Global Legal Education and Awareness Project (G-LEAP), legal placements and mooting competitions.
Starting in 2008, our School has invited professors from Yale Law School and Oxford Law Faculty to teach our students via video-link facilities. Students can learn from these leading masters and interact with them without leaving the campus.
Last but not least, our School has concluded a tripartite arrangement with the Supreme People’s Court of China and Columbia Law School for educating Chinese judges. Every year, 30 Chinese judges are admitted to our Master of Laws (LLM) programme. In addition, we also organize a one-month advanced programme for Chinese senior judges two times a year. The presence of these mainland judges in our School offers an exceptional and unique opportunity to our students, staff members and practitioners for understanding the Chinese legal system and its development.
Professor Wang Guiguo
Dean & Chair Professor of Chinese and Comparative Law