With the accession of China to the World Trade Organization, the dynamic growth of the Asian economy and the general impact of commercial globalization, it is increasingly important for lawyers and executives to understand the new rules of doing business in the international marketplace. In order to remain competitive in this fast-paced commercial culture, it is essential to master the relevant legal knowledge, develop useful professional skills and understand the cross-cultural dimensions of international business and legal practice. In response, the School of Law at the City University of Hong Kong has established the GLOBAL GATEWAY® Programme to provide multi-jurisdictional opportunities for legal study to all students in diverse academic communities.
The GLOBAL GATEWAY® offers students the possibility of exchange programme and dual LLM degree from leading international law schools under the auspices of cooperative agreements with City University of Hong Kong. It seeks to serve as the legal educational link between China and the world. The GLOBAL GATEWAY® Programme aspires to provide opportunities for students in Greater China to pursue international legal studies in Hong Kong and overseas. Likewise it seeks to provide opportunities for overseas students to seek postgraduate legal education in Hong Kong and Greater China.
For further information on the GLOBAL GATEWAY® LLM that illustrates the breadth of the programme, please click HERE.
School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
Master of Laws
The foundation of the GLOBAL GATEWAY® is the LLM Programme at City University of Hong Kong School of Law. The LLM is geared to provide lawyers, law students, business and government officials the professional skills and substantive knowledge necessary to enhance their practice of law or their legal skills and knowledge as it relates to government or business in the global environment. Students are allowed to choose from a range of timely and valuable specializations in either Chinese and Comparative Law; International Economic Law; Common Law; Maritime and Transportation Law; or General studies.
Our GLOBAL GATEWAY® partner law schools send their students to the LLM Programme, contributing to a diverse, dynamic and truly global student body. Our diverse student body includes students from China, Hong Kong, United States, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Poland.
Europe-Asia Research Institute, Aix-Marseille University
Master of Laws in European Business Law
The Aix-Marseille University is one of the Europe’s most renowned law schools. Current CityU LLM students in their last year of study at CityU or recent CityU LLM graduates may apply. Applicants must also be proficient in English.
Successful students will be admitted to the LLM in European Business Law programme at the Aix-Marseille University. They will receive advanced standing. They choose 3 modules among the 8 (except EU Commercial Law, EU Competition Law, EU Taxation Law). They will not take the examinations in these three chosen modules. But students are still obliged to attend the courses, exactly in the same conditions as the other students do. Students are required to pay the requisite tuition fee to Aix-Marseille University as well as take care of all other expenses.
For further information, contact the Liaison Officer with the Aix-Marseille University, Dr CHEN Lei at 3442-7355 or email@example.com.