Introduction | Programme Aims | Programme Structure | Special Features | Career Prospects | Admission Requirements | Assessment of Applications (HKDSE) | Tuition Fee | LLB Admission Scholarship | Applications and Enquiries | Switching of Major and Law Minors | LLB Information Seminar
The LLB (Honours) provides a sound preparation not only for the practice of law but for many other careers. Recent rapid economic and social developments in Hong Kong, in the PRC and world wide have created many new opportunities for lawyers and legally aware persons throughout commercial, business, professional and public life. Legal education and law teaching must ensure that law graduates are sufficiently well equipped to meet those opportunities. Legal education and training in Hong Kong has itself been the subject of an extensive review over the past few years and many positive recommendations for changes in course format and course delivery have been made. City University has embraced those recommendations and has substantially redesigned the LLB programme. There are consequent changes in the delivery of the programme and in the way students are assessed.
The School of Law offers LLB programme in Full-Time Mode (four years). The Full-Time programme will be attractive to both school leavers and those who have a bachelor degree.
The curriculum will concentrate on the essential core common law subjects as they apply in Hong Kong. Students will also be introduced to the laws and legal system of mainland China. In addition, students will be able to select subjects they wish to study depending upon their intended careers and interests from a wide range of electives.
The programme aims to:
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:
The structure of our LLB prorgamme allows students to broaden their horizons by studying various law and non-law subjects. A special emphasis is placed on exposing students to comparative and international perspectives. In order to graduate, LLB students are required to complete 120 credits (for current LLB students) or 126 credit units (for new LLB students of 2012 cohort and thereafter) comprising core law courses, law electives, Gateway Education courses such as English language courses and Chinese civilisation courses.
The core courses for LLB students are: Legal Research and Writing, Hong Kong Legal System, Legal System of the PRC, Law of Contract, Law of Tort, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Land Law, Applied Legal Theory, and Legal Chinese (for students literate in the Chinese language). Students contemplating entry to the legal profession must also complete the following courses: Equity and Trusts, Company Law, Law of Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Commercial law.
In addition, LLB students may choose electives from a list of over thirty courses in areas such as commercial law, environmental law, public law, international law, human rights law, international economic law, Chinese law, intellectual property law, cyberspace law, alternative dispute resolution, international advocacy, comparative law, and criminal law.
A feature of the LLB Programme will be an integrated approach to learning and assessment by which students will be able to acquire and improve their general transferrable skills and competencies. There will be more emphasis on in-class presentations, inter-active teaching and small group activities rather than on the traditional take home written coursework and the closed book examination. Attention will be paid throughout the programme to the continual improvement of language skills
A law degree offers a firm foundation for a variety of careers and further study, both in Hong Kong and overseas. Graduates who wish to practice law in Hong Kong will need to enter the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) programme which we offer at City University.
Many law graduates also enjoy successful careers in accountancy, business, finance, management, journalism and the Civil Service. Graduates may pursue further studies or professional qualifications in law, business and management, accountancy, finance and corporate administration. The Master of Laws (LLM), offered by the School of Law, also creates significant opportunity for law graduates to extend their qualifications to postgraduate status.
To be eligible for admission to the LLB Programme, the HKDSE applicant should achieve Level 5 or above in English Language and satisfy the University general entrance requirements (visit: http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas_hkdse/).
Direct/ Non-JUPAS Applicants
To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and meet the following programme specific entrance requirements. For applicants using HKALE qualifications (http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/direct/adm_arrange_entreq) to apply for admission, they must have obtained:
For applicants using qualifications (http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/direct/adm_arrange_entreq) other than HKALE, they must have obtained:
#Obtained within 3 years before admission.
Applicants may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Laws programme directly. Advanced standing entry will not be considered.
Mature applicants are eligible to apply for admission notwithstanding they do not satisfy the general entrance requirements, provided they can demonstrate suitability for the programme and an aptitude for study. Mature applicants must be over the age of 25 years by 1 September of the year of admission to the LLB programme.
The University may allow previous educational or vocational experience to be counted towards the credit units needed to obtain a City University award.
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For tuition fee enquiries, please contact the School of Law General Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 3442 8187.
In order to reward outstanding secondary schools students who are nominated by their school principal and admitted to the School of Law’s LLB Programme through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS), the School of Law has established an admission scholarship. The value of each award is HK$50,000. The LLB Admission Schoalship is also avaialble to the non-JUPAS applicants.
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Applicants seeking admission to the LLB programme can apply either through JUPAS or directly to the University but not to both.
JUPAS is a cooperative scheme set up by the eight local Government-funded tertiary institutions to handle applications for admission to their full-time bachelor's degree programmes.
You SHOULD apply through JUPAS if:
You should not apply through JUPAS if you do not have any past HKALE results, nor will you be sitting for the coming HKALE. Applicants who come into that category will apply direct to City University.
Details of the JUPAS scheme and the application procedures may be obtained from the JUPAS web-site http://www.jupas.edu.hk or from the JUPAS office at the following address:
UG 02, Knowles Building
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
24 hours enquiry hotline: (852) 2803 2200
Telephone number: (852) 2859 2274
Applicants who will be relying upon HKALE results and seeking admission through the JUPAS route must submit their applications via the Web at http://www.jupas.edu.hk. An online demo on application submission can be downloaded from that website.
If you wish to apply directly to the University, please visit HERE.
Apply online or download application materials at http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/apply
Telephone: (852) 3442 9094
Fax: (852) 3442 9086
Further information about the programme is obtainable from:
Professor Alexander LOKE
General Office, School of Law
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Tel: (852) 3442 8008
Fax: (852) 3442 7847
|Ms Alisa KWAN
Senior Teaching Fellow
Associate LLB Programme Leader
School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue,
Tel.: (852) 3442 7268
Fax: (852) 3442 0190