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8 Study Scheme Study Scheme 9

Part-time Elective Courses*


Part-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative • Australian Constitutional Law • Conflict of Laws • Jessup International Law Moot
study period of 42 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to • Business and the Law in Hong Kong • Copyright, Digital Subject Matter and • Law and Literature
• Canadian Constitutional Law Information Technology • Law of International Business Transactions I
observe the following sequence of courses: • Chinese Accounting and Law • Crime and the Sanctioning Process • Law of International Business Transactions II
• Chinese Banking Law • Dispute Resolution • Legal System and Methods in China
• Chinese Civil Law • Dispute Resolution in China • Mooting
• Chinese Civil Procedure Law • European Union Law • Non-Marine Insurance Law
Year 1 • Chinese Commercial Law • History, Culture, and the Law • Principles of Corporate Crime and Social
• Chinese Company Law • International and Comparative Responsibility
Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing • Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law Environmental Law • Principles of Employment Law

Juris Doctor (JD)


• Legal System • Chinese Contract Law • International and Comparative Intellectual • Principles of Environmental Law
• Principles of Contract* • Chinese Economy and Law Property Law • Principles of Family Law
• Chinese Environmental Law • International Commercial Dispute Resolution • Principles of Intellectual Property
Term Two • Principles of Civil Procedure* • Chinese Finance and Law • International Economic Development and the • Principles of International Law
• Principles of Tort* • Chinese Financial Law Law • Principles of Mediation
• Elective • Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law • International Economic Law Skills • Principles of Remedies
Juris Doctor Asia Your Postgraduate Professional Law Degree Summer Term • Jurisprudence


Chinese Intellectual Property Law
Chinese Law Internship
• International Economics
• International Finance and Accounting


Principles of Revenue Law
Principles of Securities Regulation
• Chinese Politics and Law • International Financial and Banking Law • Private International Law in China
Year 2 • Chinese Practice on International Law • International Legal Advocacy • Property Law in China
• Chinese Securities Regulation • International Relations • Refugee Clinical Legal Assistance Programme
Faculty of Law Term One • Principles of Constitutional Law* •

Chinese Tax Law
Common Law: Globalization and Convergence
• International Taxation
• Interviewing and Counselling


Secured Transactions and the Law
Shipping Law
• Principles of Criminal Law*
The Chinese University of Hong Kong • Elective


Common Law: Origins and Development
Comparative Company Law
• Issues in Company Law
• Issues in Contract


The Law of Electronic Commerce
Trans-national Legal Problems
Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* • Comparative Constitutional Law • Issues in Criminal Law • World Trade Law
• Principles of Criminal Procedure* • Comparative Constitutional Traditions • Issues in Equity and Trusts
• Elective • Comparative Contract Law • Issues in Human Rights
• Comparative Corporate Governance • Issues in Land Law
Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law • Comparative Legal Traditions • Issues in Remedies
• Competition Law • Issues in Tort

Year 3 * Courses on this list may be offered from time to time. The offering of an elective course in any
Term One • Principles of Company Law* term will depend on teacher availability and sufficient student interest.
• Principles of Equity and Trusts*
• Principles of Land Law*
Term Two • Principles of Commercial Law*
• Principles of Evidence*
• Elective
Summer Term • Principles of Conveyancing*
Shek Ka Man, Camille
BSc (UCLA), JD (CUHK) candidate
Year 4
Coming from a microbiology background, I
Term One • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation find the JD Programme at CUHK to be very
Chen Li Catherine Hau
• Elective educational and useful. Taught by
BBA (UWS), JD (CUHK), LLM (NUS), BA (Cornell), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate highly-experienced and approachable
• Elective
LLM (NYU) candidate Training contract, Slaughter and May 2011 Darwin Goei faculty members, the Programme not only
BSE (Duke), MS (Stanford), JD (CUHK) candidate equips its students with practical legal
The JD Programme has done many I believe the CUHK JD Programme provides knowledge but also with the necessary
wonderful things for me. It has made me a good transition for students who went to Having trained and worked as an skill to solve problems logically in
think more sharply, critically and * Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. deducing effective and innovative
university overseas and now aim to electronic circuit designer, I first thought
analytically. It has enabled me to become a lawyer in Hong Kong. I gained that going to law school would be a big solutions. For that reason, I find the
approach and solve new problems in ways not only a solid foundation in doctrinal law change. In fact, I have so far found Programme conducive to the growth of its
which will help me for the rest of my life. but also a firm understanding of the studying law very similar to studying students regardless of their academic
The JD Programme is devoted to helping practical implications of the law. The engineering. Both require one to examine background and future career endeavours.
students learn about Hong Kong law, Programme also gave me the chance to the problem thoroughly, identify the
Chinese law and transnational law. I am participate in an international commercial issues, and attack them one by one. In
grateful for the incredible opportunities, arbitration moot, which was a rewarding addition to analytical skills, the CUHK JD
patient guidance and full support I experience. Programme equips students with the
received as a JD student. The JD has necessary writing and communication
already opened many doors in my skills, professional networks and, of
continuing legal studies at premier course, legal knowledge in order to
institutions in Asia and the United States. become successful legal professionals.

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10 Our Student Profile


The Learning Environment • Our International Academic Faculty 11

Our Student Profile The Learning Environment


The JD Programme at CUHK is distinguished not only by the strength and global Graduate Law Centre
character of its academic faculty, but also by the quality and breadth of its
student body. All JD courses are delivered in the CUHK Graduate Law Centre, located in Hong Kong's central business district at 2/F,
Bank of America Tower, Central. Teaching facilities in the Graduate Law Centre include the Warren Chan Moot Court,

Table of
Admission to the JD Programme is highly competitive. Every year, around half lecture theatres and breakout rooms. All the rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which provide an
of our students are admitted with an undergraduate degree awarded with first ideal environment for learning. In addition, there is also a Legal Resources Centre, the computer laboratory and a
class honours, a doctorate, a master’s degree with distinction, or a bachelor’s student common area with computer stations to serve all postgraduate students undertaking their studies at the

Contents degree with borderline first class honours (or equivalent). The remaining Graduate Law Centre. Students in the JD Programme also have access to all facilities on the main CUHK campus at
students are admitted with a strong upper-second class degree or equivalent. Shatin on the same basis as other postgraduate students of the University.
Typically, about 60% of our students received one or more of their degrees
outside Hong Kong, frequently at leading universities in North America, Europe
and Australia. Our students’ academic backgrounds cover virtually all
disciplines from accountancy to zoology. This mix of students significantly Our International Academic Faculty
enriches the teaching and learning experience in the JD Programme.
Message from the Dean 2
The Faculty has a strong team of experienced academic staff from various jurisdictions from around the world. Aiming
Message from the Programme Director 3 to provide leadership in teaching, learning and research, our teaching staff are committed to educating students in the
law through innovative teaching approaches and by drawing on their diverse research and professional experience in
Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law 4 Student Statistics for 2010/11 intake numerous jurisdictions.

Overview of JD Programme 5
Banding of students admitted to the JD Programme

Programme Requirements 6 Band 1 24.55%


First Class Bachelor’s degree or distinction Master’s degree
or PhD or equivalent

Study Scheme 7 Band 2 32.59%


Borderline First Class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Geographic origins of Bachelor’s degree
Band 3 42.86%
Our Student Profile 10 Strong upper-second Bachelor’s degree or credit Master’s
degree or equivalent Hong Kong 36%
United States 19%
Canada 18%
The Learning Environment 11 Mainland China 12%
United Kingdom 9%
Australia and New Zealand 5%
Our International Academic Faculty 11 Range of discipline of Bachelor’s degree Other parts of Asia 1%

Social Science 20%


International Exchange 12 Business Administration
Account / Finance
18%
17%
Arts 16%
Pure Science 12%
Mooting 13 Law / Legal related 9% Career fields of students upon admission to the JD Programme
Computer / Engineering 7%
Medicine / Health 1% General Business & Management 17%
Careers 14 Internship 16%
Others 15%
Education 10%
Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15 Finance / Banking 10%
Public body / Law enforcement 7%
Account / Audit 6%
Tuition Fee 16 Academic qualification upon admission to the JD Programme Computer / Engineering
Legal
5%
4%
Media 4%
Scholarships 16 Sales / Marketing
Medicine / Health
4%
2%
With Bachelor and other postgraduate degrees
29%
(Masters and Doctoral degrees)
Continuing Education Fund 16
With two or more Bachelor's degrees only 2%

Contact Us 16
With a Bachelor's degree only 69%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%

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2 Message from the Dean Message from the Programme Director 3 12 International Exchange Mooting 13

International
Message from Exchange
the Dean
Exchanges give you the opportunity to travel to new places, to meet
new people, to experience new cultures, to learn new subjects, to Moot team preparing their case
We are Hong Kong's most enterprising and dynamic Faculty of Law, refresh your mind, and to impress future employers.
located within one of Asia’s great teaching and research universities.
The Faculty is innovative and responsive to the changing needs of the Message from the Credits earned abroad may be transferred back to count towards
legal professions in the new century. We offer opportunities and
challenges to talented people. Programme Director
your degree requirements without affecting your grades. In addition
to university-wide exchanges, which cover more than two hundred Mooting
destinations, there are also faculty-based exchanges whereby
Our Faculty is highly international in character, with professors and students can go to the Melbourne Law School of University of
other teachers coming from Europe, North America, Australia, New Melbourne (Australia), Washington College of Law of American
In mooting, law students present written and oral arguments on a
Zealand, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Hong Kong’s success, prosperity and freedom are largely dependent on the strength and autonomy of its University (Washington DC, USA), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of
hypothetical legal case in a courtroom simulation. Mooting gives students
Upon joining the Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK, you will participate Common Law system, and on the skill and independence of the legal profession. This skill and independence Law of Yeshiva University (New York, USA), Faculty of Law of Siu Tsz Him, Patrick
a taste of life as a lawyer presenting a client's case in court. In recent years,
in a co-operative and innovative community dedicated to teaching, must rest upon a sound legal education which, in an open and complex society such as Hong Kong, demands not University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Faculty of Law of BA (Oxford), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK)
JD students have participated in internal, local and international mooting Pupil barrister, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong
research, and international exchange bringing the best of China to the only a solid grounding in the law’s rules, principles and values, but also a broader understanding of the Maastricht University (Netherlands).
competitions. They have successfully represented Hong Kong at
world and the best of the world to China. community within which the law operates. While I was a Juris Doctor student at
competitions in Austria, India, USA and Vietnam.
Further information about destinations, funding, and credit transfer CUHK, I was fascinated by the extensive
learning opportunities. In particular, the
We will do everything possible to enrich your educational experience. It is this wider context which breathes life into the study and practice of law. This context embraces such fields is available on the Faculty of Law website. Law Faculty is supportive of students'
The Faculty of Law fully encourages the participation of JD students in participation in mooting and CUHK is
We are confident that, together, we will form a professional as economics, politics, science, commerce, culture, finance, language, history and government. In short legal
mooting competitions. Participation will count as course credits towards indeed gaining recognition as a mooting
partnership that will equip you to contribute to the development of education should be an extension of a broader liberal education. power house. I keenly took part in
degree completion. For each moot a professor advises the team and international mooting competitions when I
Hong Kong’s community and the defence and advancement of the rule was in both the JD and PCLL Programmes.
supervises their preparation. Practice moots also take place in the The Faculty gave me considerable
of law. Hong Kong needs and deserves individuals of your calibre to The Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK (‘Juris Doctor Asia’) builds upon the broad talent base of outstanding
Graduate Law Centre's state-of-the art Moot Court. guidance, through which I sharpened my
further its development and enable it to compete in an increasingly graduates from non-law academic backgrounds. It provides those graduates with a first-class legal education, advocacy skills.
Luk Ching Ping, Theresa
global environment. equipping them for admission to the legal profession or for leadership roles in other professions and callings. BSc (Hons) (Toronto), JD (CUHK) candidate The Faculty of Law has enjoyed great success in both local and
Our JD graduates are our gift to Hong Kong. We look forward to working together with you to achieve your goals Training contract, Deacons 2012
international mooting competitions. For example, teams from CUHK
Join us and explore this exciting and rewarding journey yourself. and to advance our global city.
Studying in CUHK’s JD Programme has gone a long way in preparing my legal career. Not only has recently won the prize for best written argument at the Philip C. Jessup
the academically challenging programme enhanced my critical thinking skills, the wide variety of
courses has also broadened my perspectives on the law. The teaching is done from a practical
International Moot Court Competition, the best written argument at the
Yours sincerely, Yours sincerely,
perspective and the Programme has provided me with all the legal skills that I need in order to Red Cross Humanitarian Law Moot, and prizes for outstanding advocacy in
thrive. In addition to the resourceful professors, the diversity of the student body has also fostered
an innovative and stimulating learning environment in which I can take part. My experience at the Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Philip C. Jessup International
CUHK has truly been fruitful. Moot Court Competition.

Nancie Zhu
Ho Yue Ho, Justin BA (Hons) (HKU), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate
Mike McConville (Professor) Stephen Hall BA (Tufts), JD (CUHK), BCL (Dist) (Oxford), LLM (Harvard) candidate
Training Contract, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 2011

Simon F. S. Li Professor of Law and Professor, Faculty of Law


Director, Juris Doctor Programme The JD Programme gave me a very useful introduction and foundation to core substantive law topics. More importantly however, the The CUHK JD Programme has without doubt given me a great foundation for my career in law. The ever knowledgeable and approachable professors
Dean, Faculty of Law
Programme taught me to think and speak like a lawyer; the problem-solving skills and ability to construct logical, coherent arguments and teachers, the facilities and convenient location of the Graduate Law Centre amongst all the major law firms, made for a comfortable experience.
which were introduced to me at CUHK continue to be extremely useful to me today. Additionally, the opportunity to represent the There was a professionalism about the whole programme which put me in the right frame of mind from day one. The broad range of courses and
Faculty as an oralist in international moot competitions has been invaluable in training me to respond to difficult questions put to me activities, such as mooting competitions, combined with the added incentives of the scholarship prizes, really kept me focused to achieve the best
in argument with level-headed, precise answers. grades and secure a training contract at a top international law firm.

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4 Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law


Overview of JD Programme 5 14 Careers Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15

Careers Entrance Requirements and


How to Apply
The Faculty runs a careers advice programme which supports students by informing them about the range of

OVERVIEW OF JD PROGRAMME careers available to law graduates, and preparing them to develop the skills and attributes that will enable them
to meet their personal career goals. Applicants for admission to the JD Programme must have:
(I) graduated from a recognised university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or a law degree from a
non-common law jurisdiction, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
Information (II) graduated from an honours programme of a recognised university with a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or
JURIS DOCTOR ASIA a law degree from a non-common law jurisdiction, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B” in
Your postgraduate professional law degree The Faculty helps students explore career opportunities in several ways. First the Faculty’s Virtual Careers undergraduate courses; or
Resource Centre is a unique on-line resource that serves as a contact point for employers, teaching faculty and (III) completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a versatile postgraduate law degree leading students. The Centre contains information about employers and advice on applying for jobs and preparing for equivalent to an honours degree.
potentially to admission as barrister or solicitor in Hong Kong. It is also interviews.
perfectly suitable for the assumption of leadership roles in fields such as Students may apply for admission to the JD Programme before having completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
commerce, finance, government, community service, law enforcement, In addition, the Faculty regularly invites guest speakers to talk about careers in the legal profession and in other provided they are in the final year of study for a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). In these cases any offer made will be

Vision and Mission public administration, education, and the media. It is a respected and
internationally-recognised award conferred by many universities in leading Colin Hung
areas in which students are interested. Members of the Faculty’s academic staff are also willing to offer
guidance. Between them they have experience of legal practice and academia in Hong Kong and most other
subject to the conditions that all requirements for graduation in the Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and for admission
to the JD Programme are satisfied prior to commencing the JD Programme.

of the Faculty of Law jurisdictions abroad. All courses in the JD Programme at The Chinese
University of Hong Kong (CUHK) are taught and assessed entirely in the
BSc (Wisconsin-Madison), JD (CUHK) candidate
Training contract, K&L Gates 2011
common law jurisdictions as well as continental Europe and the PRC.

English language. Studying at the Juris Doctor Programme of Many solicitors’ firms and barristers’ chambers invite our JD students to social events at which they can meet Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement by:
CUHK is great fun and intellectually
practising lawyers and find out more about their work and working environment.
challenging. At the same time, the • possessing a Bachelor’s degree obtained by completing a programme of study in Hong Kong or an English-speaking
students here receive enormous support
The JD Programme at CUHK provides students with an country, or which was taught primarily in the English language; or
Enriched by the intellectual and cultural heritage of its University and from the Faculty. The quality of teaching
intellectually-enriching general education in law, while simultaneously is excellent and the professors are all
• achieving a result of Band 7.5 or better in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which result
situated at the heart of the legal system, the Faculty of Law brings approachable and ready to respond to Personal Preparation
permitting them to complete a wide range of challenging elective courses questions raised by students. A wide range was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD Programme; or
together common law and Chinese law with other great legal
in the common law, Chinese law, comparative law, international law, and of courses is available for students to
• achieving a result of 600 (Paper Based Test), or 100 (Internet Based Test) or better in the Test of English as a Foreign
traditions and values to promote justice and to safeguard the rule of explore their interests and classes allow us Once students have identified their career goals, they must consider how to
the law of trade, business and finance. All students entering the JD to have a lot of interaction. The CUHK Juris Language (TOEFL), which result was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD
law. An international family of research-led scholars creates a meet them. The Faculty runs workshops on writing job applications and
Programme will be encouraged to look behind the contemporary rules of Doctor Programme provides exceptional
Programme; or
dynamic, flexible learning environment. Students are encouraged to legal education and equips students for
attending interviews. These workshops give students practical advice and the
law to the values, purposes, and policies underlying them. Emphasis will
develop a deep and critical understanding of legal theory and practice. the challenges in their future legal career. • providing alternative evidence of English proficiency equivalent to one of the preceding measures.
be placed on the acquisition of transferable skills and competencies rather opportunity to develop the skills and attributes for which employers are
Graduates will possess the intellectual skills and ethical values to searching.
than on a simple identification of the existing rules.
become future leaders and serve the needs of the community.

An important feature of the JD Programme at CUHK is that it is entirely How to Apply


Supported by world class research, the Faculty of Law provides a Tania Tse
postgraduate in both form and substance. Our JD students will not be
flexible, learner-centred environment in which students are actively BA (Brown), JD (CUHK), PCLL (HKU) candidate
sharing classes with undergraduate students, but will often be joining Training contract, Clifford Chance 2011 Applicants should make their applications via the Internet on the Graduate School webpage:
engaged and prepared for distinction in the legal profession and for
Master of Laws (LLM) and other postgraduate law students in stimulating <http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/gss/apply.html>.
leadership roles in Hong Kong, China and internationally. The Faculty Carrilyn Lui The JD Programme is an intense and enriching experience. The
classes led by first-rate faculty at one of Asia’s premier research and diverse backgrounds of the teaching faculty and students make Please follow the instructions to submit an application for admission. Applicants must read the “notes for online application”
is building strong and enduring links with alumni and friends so that BBA (CUHK), JD (CUHK) candidate
teaching universities. The JD Programme is formally classified as a Taught the learning environment all the more exciting. Students are on the Graduate School webpage before submitting an application via the Internet.
law students are educated and fully equipped for successful careers in given the opportunity to learn and develop the skills expected of
Master’s Degree and it is not customary for JD graduates to use the title Joining the JD Programme at CUHK was future lawyers through a variety of law courses, complemented
the legal profession, government, business and industry. one of the wisest decisions of my life. with self-studying and research. Also to be found is a There is a non-refundable application fee of HK$180.
“Doctor”. Besides having the chance to learn and constructive and meaningful dialogue between the Faculty and
work with the brightest people, I am also the students. Being able to balance the workload of the JD
grateful for the high teaching quality and Programme, participation in extra-curricular activities and the Joseph Wong
With CUHK as its home, experienced and dedicated international the excellent learning environment that enticements of city life with my JD friends have definitely made BBA (HKUST), MPhil (CityU), JD (CUHK) candidate Application Deadline
professors, a strong focus on students, and the teaching of law in context, the school provides. My studies at CUHK my JD experience a very rewarding one. Training Contract, Herbert Smith LLP 2012
have not only equipped me with
the JD Programme provides students with a rare opportunity for professional legal knowledge, but also 28 February 2011 (first round)
The JD Programme is demanding but also rewarding. I am exposed to the virtues
professional and academic growth. practical skills such as critical thinking and and rigours of the common law system in Hong Kong. It was difficult starting from 8 April 2011 (second round)
political and business awareness. These scratch in the law, but our professors have made it manageable by being
skills are equally useful in non-legal supportive and dedicated in their teaching. I believe what makes the JD Programme
Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are
The JD Programme at CUHK has already established itself as a leader in careers. I look forward to applying my special is the focus on preparing students for the challenges of professional life. I strongly encouraged.
knowledge that I acquired here to better am also involved in two mooting competitions. Mooting is an invaluable experience
professional legal education in Hong Kong and the East Asian region. comprehend our society in the future! Applications submitted after 8 April 2011 may be considered, subject to the availability of places.
because you experience the life of a solicitor and a barrister in just a few months.

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6 Programme Requirements Study Scheme 7 16 Tuition Fee • Scholarships • Continuing Education Fund • Contact Us

Tuition Fee*
Programme HK$4,000 per unit for a total of 72 units within the normative study period
Requirements * Subject to annual review

Charmine Cheung
BA (Boston), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK),

Study Scheme
LLM (Cambridge) candidate
The JD Programme consists of 72 units (i.e., the equivalent of 24 term-length
courses each worth 3 units). Students can enroll in full-time or part-time mode of
study. Full-time students can complete the Programme in as short as 24 months
The two years I spent studying the Juris Doctor
Programme at CUHK were not only focused on Scholarships
teaching the black-letter law. The Faculty were
(the normative study period) or as long as 48 months (the maximum study period) always supportive in student endeavours, both
academic and private. The professors and There will be a limited number of scholarships and prizes for JD students.
while part-time students may complete the Programme in 42 months* (the
Full-time teaching staff sought to develop our critical For details please visit <http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk>.
normative study period) or as long as 84 months (the maximum study period). analysis and research methodology skills, which
later proved invaluable in my subsequent work
experience and my further studies in law.
In order to graduate, students must complete four required courses (Legal Full-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative
System; Jurisprudence; Legal Research, Analysis and Writing; The Individual, the study period of 24 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to
Community and the Law). This required component is designed to provide JD
students with the essential foundational knowledge and skills for a well-rounded
observe the following sequence of courses:
Continuing
general legal education and a first-hand appreciation of the relationship between
the legal system and the broader community which it serves and regulates.
Year 1 Education Fund
Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
Moreover, all students must complete a mandatory research component by • Legal System Thirteen postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty have been included
undertaking either Independent Research or the more extensive Independent • Principles of Constitutional Law*
• Principles of Contract*
in the list of reimbursable courses for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
Research Dissertation. This component conforms to the JD’s postgraduate status
• Elective purposes. For details regarding CEF please refer to the website:
and is aligned to the most respected JD programmes abroad. In completing the
Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* <http://www.sfaa.gov.hk/cef>.
research component, students should demonstrate a mastery of legal research
• Principles of Civil Procedure*
and writing and the capacity to think creatively about the law. • Principles of Tort*
• Elective
The Faculty of Law offers its own highly innovative Postgraduate Certificate in • Elective Lau Ting Ting, Bonnie

Contact Us
BS (Dist) (Penn State), MBA (Dist) (HKU), JD (CUHK) candidate
Laws (PCLL) Programme. Students aspiring to admission as a barrister or solicitor Summer Term • Jurisprudence Training Contract, Baker & McKenzie 2012
in Hong Kong must pursue elective courses which will enable them to apply for • Elective
The CUHK JD experience has been really
admission into the PCLL Programme. These elective courses are also open to
Year 2 enjoyable. Classes are taught by passionate Telephone: (852) 3163-4310
students who do not plan to enter the PCLL. professors and the discussions amongst
students are intellectually enlightening. Because Fax: (852) 2994-2505
Term One • Principles of Company Law*
Jeffrey Kwok • Principles of Criminal Law*
of the unique feature of the JD being a second Website: http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk
All our JD students are able to choose elective courses from a wide range of degree, I am exposed to a range of different
BBA (HKUST), JD (CUHK) candidate
• Principles of Equity and Trusts* perspectives from my colleagues. This E-mail: lawpgadm@cuhk.edu.hk
Training Contract, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & intellectually stimulating and professionally enhancing offerings, thereby enabling • Principles of Land Law* broadened my mind and would certainly help in
Flom 2012
them to complete their degree requirements while achieving their own academic • Elective my future career development. Furthermore,
the professors not only focus on academic Address: Faculty of Law
The JD Programme at CUHK has been a and professional goals. Term Two • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation theory, they also bring in practical experience
truly invigorating and rewarding from their profession and provide guidance on
6/F., Teaching Complex at Western Campus
• Principles of Commercial Law*
experience. Faculty members are highly
• Principles of Criminal Procedure* students’ professional development. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
experienced and enthusiastic. The Most of the courses in the JD Programme are 3-unit courses. This means that
curriculum is intensive yet comprehensive • Principles of Evidence* Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
and practical. Classes are well-organised
students will have an average of 3 contact hours per week with teachers in that • Elective
and opportunities such as mooting course. Finally, all students must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required by
competitions and vacation placements are Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law
widely available. Also contributing to the the University for postgraduate programmes and must fulfill the University’s IT • Principles of Conveyancing*
dynamic learning environment is the Proficiency Test requirement before they can graduate.
diverse student body that brings together Talent Chen
distinguished individuals with unique
BASc (UBC), MSc (Stanford), JD (CUHK),
backgrounds and work experiences. I have
* Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. PCLL (CUHK) candidate
really enjoyed my time in this Programme;
it is unquestionably a lot of hard work, but * Part-time students may apply to accelerate their studies and complete the Programme in 36 months
at the same time, a lot of fun! with the permission of the Graduate Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. The JD Programme was a great challenge for me since it required lots of hard work, dedication and perseverance. However, it was also
rewarding beyond my expectations. Having been an engineer in my earlier life, I was not really sure whether the study of law could further
advance my career. Thanks to the continuous guidance and support of the Faculty, I soon discovered the treasure of legal knowledge and my
passion for it. I believe the JD is the right step toward success and it has played a vital part in my career.

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8 Study Scheme Study Scheme 9

Part-time Elective Courses*


Part-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative • Australian Constitutional Law • Conflict of Laws • Jessup International Law Moot
study period of 42 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to • Business and the Law in Hong Kong • Copyright, Digital Subject Matter and • Law and Literature
• Canadian Constitutional Law Information Technology • Law of International Business Transactions I
observe the following sequence of courses: • Chinese Accounting and Law • Crime and the Sanctioning Process • Law of International Business Transactions II
• Chinese Banking Law • Dispute Resolution • Legal System and Methods in China
• Chinese Civil Law • Dispute Resolution in China • Mooting
• Chinese Civil Procedure Law • European Union Law • Non-Marine Insurance Law
Year 1 • Chinese Commercial Law • History, Culture, and the Law • Principles of Corporate Crime and Social
• Chinese Company Law • International and Comparative Responsibility
Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing • Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law Environmental Law • Principles of Employment Law

Juris Doctor (JD)


• Legal System • Chinese Contract Law • International and Comparative Intellectual • Principles of Environmental Law
• Principles of Contract* • Chinese Economy and Law Property Law • Principles of Family Law
• Chinese Environmental Law • International Commercial Dispute Resolution • Principles of Intellectual Property
Term Two • Principles of Civil Procedure* • Chinese Finance and Law • International Economic Development and the • Principles of International Law
• Principles of Tort* • Chinese Financial Law Law • Principles of Mediation
• Elective • Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law • International Economic Law Skills • Principles of Remedies
Juris Doctor Asia Your Postgraduate Professional Law Degree Summer Term • Jurisprudence


Chinese Intellectual Property Law
Chinese Law Internship
• International Economics
• International Finance and Accounting


Principles of Revenue Law
Principles of Securities Regulation
• Chinese Politics and Law • International Financial and Banking Law • Private International Law in China
Year 2 • Chinese Practice on International Law • International Legal Advocacy • Property Law in China
• Chinese Securities Regulation • International Relations • Refugee Clinical Legal Assistance Programme
Faculty of Law Term One • Principles of Constitutional Law* •

Chinese Tax Law
Common Law: Globalization and Convergence
• International Taxation
• Interviewing and Counselling


Secured Transactions and the Law
Shipping Law
• Principles of Criminal Law*
The Chinese University of Hong Kong • Elective


Common Law: Origins and Development
Comparative Company Law
• Issues in Company Law
• Issues in Contract


The Law of Electronic Commerce
Trans-national Legal Problems
Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* • Comparative Constitutional Law • Issues in Criminal Law • World Trade Law
• Principles of Criminal Procedure* • Comparative Constitutional Traditions • Issues in Equity and Trusts
• Elective • Comparative Contract Law • Issues in Human Rights
• Comparative Corporate Governance • Issues in Land Law
Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law • Comparative Legal Traditions • Issues in Remedies
• Competition Law • Issues in Tort

Year 3 * Courses on this list may be offered from time to time. The offering of an elective course in any
Term One • Principles of Company Law* term will depend on teacher availability and sufficient student interest.
• Principles of Equity and Trusts*
• Principles of Land Law*
Term Two • Principles of Commercial Law*
• Principles of Evidence*
• Elective
Summer Term • Principles of Conveyancing*
Shek Ka Man, Camille
BSc (UCLA), JD (CUHK) candidate
Year 4
Coming from a microbiology background, I
Term One • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation find the JD Programme at CUHK to be very
Chen Li Catherine Hau
• Elective educational and useful. Taught by
BBA (UWS), JD (CUHK), LLM (NUS), BA (Cornell), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate highly-experienced and approachable
• Elective
LLM (NYU) candidate Training contract, Slaughter and May 2011 Darwin Goei faculty members, the Programme not only
BSE (Duke), MS (Stanford), JD (CUHK) candidate equips its students with practical legal
The JD Programme has done many I believe the CUHK JD Programme provides knowledge but also with the necessary
wonderful things for me. It has made me a good transition for students who went to Having trained and worked as an skill to solve problems logically in
think more sharply, critically and * Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. deducing effective and innovative
university overseas and now aim to electronic circuit designer, I first thought
analytically. It has enabled me to become a lawyer in Hong Kong. I gained that going to law school would be a big solutions. For that reason, I find the
approach and solve new problems in ways not only a solid foundation in doctrinal law change. In fact, I have so far found Programme conducive to the growth of its
which will help me for the rest of my life. but also a firm understanding of the studying law very similar to studying students regardless of their academic
The JD Programme is devoted to helping practical implications of the law. The engineering. Both require one to examine background and future career endeavours.
students learn about Hong Kong law, Programme also gave me the chance to the problem thoroughly, identify the
Chinese law and transnational law. I am participate in an international commercial issues, and attack them one by one. In
grateful for the incredible opportunities, arbitration moot, which was a rewarding addition to analytical skills, the CUHK JD
patient guidance and full support I experience. Programme equips students with the
received as a JD student. The JD has necessary writing and communication
already opened many doors in my skills, professional networks and, of
continuing legal studies at premier course, legal knowledge in order to
institutions in Asia and the United States. become successful legal professionals.

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10 Our Student Profile


The Learning Environment • Our International Academic Faculty 11

Our Student Profile The Learning Environment


The JD Programme at CUHK is distinguished not only by the strength and global Graduate Law Centre
character of its academic faculty, but also by the quality and breadth of its
student body. All JD courses are delivered in the CUHK Graduate Law Centre, located in Hong Kong's central business district at 2/F,
Bank of America Tower, Central. Teaching facilities in the Graduate Law Centre include the Warren Chan Moot Court,

Table of
Admission to the JD Programme is highly competitive. Every year, around half lecture theatres and breakout rooms. All the rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which provide an
of our students are admitted with an undergraduate degree awarded with first ideal environment for learning. In addition, there is also a Legal Resources Centre, the computer laboratory and a
class honours, a doctorate, a master’s degree with distinction, or a bachelor’s student common area with computer stations to serve all postgraduate students undertaking their studies at the

Contents degree with borderline first class honours (or equivalent). The remaining Graduate Law Centre. Students in the JD Programme also have access to all facilities on the main CUHK campus at
students are admitted with a strong upper-second class degree or equivalent. Shatin on the same basis as other postgraduate students of the University.
Typically, about 60% of our students received one or more of their degrees
outside Hong Kong, frequently at leading universities in North America, Europe
and Australia. Our students’ academic backgrounds cover virtually all
disciplines from accountancy to zoology. This mix of students significantly Our International Academic Faculty
enriches the teaching and learning experience in the JD Programme.
Message from the Dean 2
The Faculty has a strong team of experienced academic staff from various jurisdictions from around the world. Aiming
Message from the Programme Director 3 to provide leadership in teaching, learning and research, our teaching staff are committed to educating students in the
law through innovative teaching approaches and by drawing on their diverse research and professional experience in
Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law 4 Student Statistics for 2010/11 intake numerous jurisdictions.

Overview of JD Programme 5
Banding of students admitted to the JD Programme

Programme Requirements 6 Band 1 24.55%


First Class Bachelor’s degree or distinction Master’s degree
or PhD or equivalent

Study Scheme 7 Band 2 32.59%


Borderline First Class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Geographic origins of Bachelor’s degree
Band 3 42.86%
Our Student Profile 10 Strong upper-second Bachelor’s degree or credit Master’s
degree or equivalent Hong Kong 36%
United States 19%
Canada 18%
The Learning Environment 11 Mainland China 12%
United Kingdom 9%
Australia and New Zealand 5%
Our International Academic Faculty 11 Range of discipline of Bachelor’s degree Other parts of Asia 1%

Social Science 20%


International Exchange 12 Business Administration
Account / Finance
18%
17%
Arts 16%
Pure Science 12%
Mooting 13 Law / Legal related 9% Career fields of students upon admission to the JD Programme
Computer / Engineering 7%
Medicine / Health 1% General Business & Management 17%
Careers 14 Internship 16%
Others 15%
Education 10%
Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15 Finance / Banking 10%
Public body / Law enforcement 7%
Account / Audit 6%
Tuition Fee 16 Academic qualification upon admission to the JD Programme Computer / Engineering
Legal
5%
4%
Media 4%
Scholarships 16 Sales / Marketing
Medicine / Health
4%
2%
With Bachelor and other postgraduate degrees
29%
(Masters and Doctoral degrees)
Continuing Education Fund 16
With two or more Bachelor's degrees only 2%

Contact Us 16
With a Bachelor's degree only 69%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%

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2 Message from the Dean Message from the Programme Director 3 12 International Exchange Mooting 13

International
Message from Exchange
the Dean
Exchanges give you the opportunity to travel to new places, to meet
new people, to experience new cultures, to learn new subjects, to Moot team preparing their case
We are Hong Kong's most enterprising and dynamic Faculty of Law, refresh your mind, and to impress future employers.
located within one of Asia’s great teaching and research universities.
The Faculty is innovative and responsive to the changing needs of the Message from the Credits earned abroad may be transferred back to count towards
legal professions in the new century. We offer opportunities and
challenges to talented people. Programme Director
your degree requirements without affecting your grades. In addition
to university-wide exchanges, which cover more than two hundred Mooting
destinations, there are also faculty-based exchanges whereby
Our Faculty is highly international in character, with professors and students can go to the Melbourne Law School of University of
other teachers coming from Europe, North America, Australia, New Melbourne (Australia), Washington College of Law of American
In mooting, law students present written and oral arguments on a
Zealand, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Hong Kong’s success, prosperity and freedom are largely dependent on the strength and autonomy of its University (Washington DC, USA), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of
hypothetical legal case in a courtroom simulation. Mooting gives students
Upon joining the Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK, you will participate Common Law system, and on the skill and independence of the legal profession. This skill and independence Law of Yeshiva University (New York, USA), Faculty of Law of Siu Tsz Him, Patrick
a taste of life as a lawyer presenting a client's case in court. In recent years,
in a co-operative and innovative community dedicated to teaching, must rest upon a sound legal education which, in an open and complex society such as Hong Kong, demands not University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Faculty of Law of BA (Oxford), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK)
JD students have participated in internal, local and international mooting Pupil barrister, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong
research, and international exchange bringing the best of China to the only a solid grounding in the law’s rules, principles and values, but also a broader understanding of the Maastricht University (Netherlands).
competitions. They have successfully represented Hong Kong at
world and the best of the world to China. community within which the law operates. While I was a Juris Doctor student at
competitions in Austria, India, USA and Vietnam.
Further information about destinations, funding, and credit transfer CUHK, I was fascinated by the extensive
learning opportunities. In particular, the
We will do everything possible to enrich your educational experience. It is this wider context which breathes life into the study and practice of law. This context embraces such fields is available on the Faculty of Law website. Law Faculty is supportive of students'
The Faculty of Law fully encourages the participation of JD students in participation in mooting and CUHK is
We are confident that, together, we will form a professional as economics, politics, science, commerce, culture, finance, language, history and government. In short legal
mooting competitions. Participation will count as course credits towards indeed gaining recognition as a mooting
partnership that will equip you to contribute to the development of education should be an extension of a broader liberal education. power house. I keenly took part in
degree completion. For each moot a professor advises the team and international mooting competitions when I
Hong Kong’s community and the defence and advancement of the rule was in both the JD and PCLL Programmes.
supervises their preparation. Practice moots also take place in the The Faculty gave me considerable
of law. Hong Kong needs and deserves individuals of your calibre to The Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK (‘Juris Doctor Asia’) builds upon the broad talent base of outstanding
Graduate Law Centre's state-of-the art Moot Court. guidance, through which I sharpened my
further its development and enable it to compete in an increasingly graduates from non-law academic backgrounds. It provides those graduates with a first-class legal education, advocacy skills.
Luk Ching Ping, Theresa
global environment. equipping them for admission to the legal profession or for leadership roles in other professions and callings. BSc (Hons) (Toronto), JD (CUHK) candidate The Faculty of Law has enjoyed great success in both local and
Our JD graduates are our gift to Hong Kong. We look forward to working together with you to achieve your goals Training contract, Deacons 2012
international mooting competitions. For example, teams from CUHK
Join us and explore this exciting and rewarding journey yourself. and to advance our global city.
Studying in CUHK’s JD Programme has gone a long way in preparing my legal career. Not only has recently won the prize for best written argument at the Philip C. Jessup
the academically challenging programme enhanced my critical thinking skills, the wide variety of
courses has also broadened my perspectives on the law. The teaching is done from a practical
International Moot Court Competition, the best written argument at the
Yours sincerely, Yours sincerely,
perspective and the Programme has provided me with all the legal skills that I need in order to Red Cross Humanitarian Law Moot, and prizes for outstanding advocacy in
thrive. In addition to the resourceful professors, the diversity of the student body has also fostered
an innovative and stimulating learning environment in which I can take part. My experience at the Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Philip C. Jessup International
CUHK has truly been fruitful. Moot Court Competition.

Nancie Zhu
Ho Yue Ho, Justin BA (Hons) (HKU), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate
Mike McConville (Professor) Stephen Hall BA (Tufts), JD (CUHK), BCL (Dist) (Oxford), LLM (Harvard) candidate
Training Contract, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 2011

Simon F. S. Li Professor of Law and Professor, Faculty of Law


Director, Juris Doctor Programme The JD Programme gave me a very useful introduction and foundation to core substantive law topics. More importantly however, the The CUHK JD Programme has without doubt given me a great foundation for my career in law. The ever knowledgeable and approachable professors
Dean, Faculty of Law
Programme taught me to think and speak like a lawyer; the problem-solving skills and ability to construct logical, coherent arguments and teachers, the facilities and convenient location of the Graduate Law Centre amongst all the major law firms, made for a comfortable experience.
which were introduced to me at CUHK continue to be extremely useful to me today. Additionally, the opportunity to represent the There was a professionalism about the whole programme which put me in the right frame of mind from day one. The broad range of courses and
Faculty as an oralist in international moot competitions has been invaluable in training me to respond to difficult questions put to me activities, such as mooting competitions, combined with the added incentives of the scholarship prizes, really kept me focused to achieve the best
in argument with level-headed, precise answers. grades and secure a training contract at a top international law firm.

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4 Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law


Overview of JD Programme 5 14 Careers Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15

Careers Entrance Requirements and


How to Apply
The Faculty runs a careers advice programme which supports students by informing them about the range of

OVERVIEW OF JD PROGRAMME careers available to law graduates, and preparing them to develop the skills and attributes that will enable them
to meet their personal career goals. Applicants for admission to the JD Programme must have:
(I) graduated from a recognised university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or a law degree from a
non-common law jurisdiction, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
Information (II) graduated from an honours programme of a recognised university with a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or
JURIS DOCTOR ASIA a law degree from a non-common law jurisdiction, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B” in
Your postgraduate professional law degree The Faculty helps students explore career opportunities in several ways. First the Faculty’s Virtual Careers undergraduate courses; or
Resource Centre is a unique on-line resource that serves as a contact point for employers, teaching faculty and (III) completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a versatile postgraduate law degree leading students. The Centre contains information about employers and advice on applying for jobs and preparing for equivalent to an honours degree.
potentially to admission as barrister or solicitor in Hong Kong. It is also interviews.
perfectly suitable for the assumption of leadership roles in fields such as Students may apply for admission to the JD Programme before having completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
commerce, finance, government, community service, law enforcement, In addition, the Faculty regularly invites guest speakers to talk about careers in the legal profession and in other provided they are in the final year of study for a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). In these cases any offer made will be

Vision and Mission public administration, education, and the media. It is a respected and
internationally-recognised award conferred by many universities in leading Colin Hung
areas in which students are interested. Members of the Faculty’s academic staff are also willing to offer
guidance. Between them they have experience of legal practice and academia in Hong Kong and most other
subject to the conditions that all requirements for graduation in the Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and for admission
to the JD Programme are satisfied prior to commencing the JD Programme.

of the Faculty of Law jurisdictions abroad. All courses in the JD Programme at The Chinese
University of Hong Kong (CUHK) are taught and assessed entirely in the
BSc (Wisconsin-Madison), JD (CUHK) candidate
Training contract, K&L Gates 2011
common law jurisdictions as well as continental Europe and the PRC.

English language. Studying at the Juris Doctor Programme of Many solicitors’ firms and barristers’ chambers invite our JD students to social events at which they can meet Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement by:
CUHK is great fun and intellectually
practising lawyers and find out more about their work and working environment.
challenging. At the same time, the • possessing a Bachelor’s degree obtained by completing a programme of study in Hong Kong or an English-speaking
students here receive enormous support
The JD Programme at CUHK provides students with an country, or which was taught primarily in the English language; or
Enriched by the intellectual and cultural heritage of its University and from the Faculty. The quality of teaching
intellectually-enriching general education in law, while simultaneously is excellent and the professors are all
• achieving a result of Band 7.5 or better in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which result
situated at the heart of the legal system, the Faculty of Law brings approachable and ready to respond to Personal Preparation
permitting them to complete a wide range of challenging elective courses questions raised by students. A wide range was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD Programme; or
together common law and Chinese law with other great legal
in the common law, Chinese law, comparative law, international law, and of courses is available for students to
• achieving a result of 600 (Paper Based Test), or 100 (Internet Based Test) or better in the Test of English as a Foreign
traditions and values to promote justice and to safeguard the rule of explore their interests and classes allow us Once students have identified their career goals, they must consider how to
the law of trade, business and finance. All students entering the JD to have a lot of interaction. The CUHK Juris Language (TOEFL), which result was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD
law. An international family of research-led scholars creates a meet them. The Faculty runs workshops on writing job applications and
Programme will be encouraged to look behind the contemporary rules of Doctor Programme provides exceptional
Programme; or
dynamic, flexible learning environment. Students are encouraged to legal education and equips students for
attending interviews. These workshops give students practical advice and the
law to the values, purposes, and policies underlying them. Emphasis will
develop a deep and critical understanding of legal theory and practice. the challenges in their future legal career. • providing alternative evidence of English proficiency equivalent to one of the preceding measures.
be placed on the acquisition of transferable skills and competencies rather opportunity to develop the skills and attributes for which employers are
Graduates will possess the intellectual skills and ethical values to searching.
than on a simple identification of the existing rules.
become future leaders and serve the needs of the community.

An important feature of the JD Programme at CUHK is that it is entirely How to Apply


Supported by world class research, the Faculty of Law provides a Tania Tse
postgraduate in both form and substance. Our JD students will not be
flexible, learner-centred environment in which students are actively BA (Brown), JD (CUHK), PCLL (HKU) candidate
sharing classes with undergraduate students, but will often be joining Training contract, Clifford Chance 2011 Applicants should make their applications via the Internet on the Graduate School webpage:
engaged and prepared for distinction in the legal profession and for
Master of Laws (LLM) and other postgraduate law students in stimulating <http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/gss/apply.html>.
leadership roles in Hong Kong, China and internationally. The Faculty Carrilyn Lui The JD Programme is an intense and enriching experience. The
classes led by first-rate faculty at one of Asia’s premier research and diverse backgrounds of the teaching faculty and students make Please follow the instructions to submit an application for admission. Applicants must read the “notes for online application”
is building strong and enduring links with alumni and friends so that BBA (CUHK), JD (CUHK) candidate
teaching universities. The JD Programme is formally classified as a Taught the learning environment all the more exciting. Students are on the Graduate School webpage before submitting an application via the Internet.
law students are educated and fully equipped for successful careers in given the opportunity to learn and develop the skills expected of
Master’s Degree and it is not customary for JD graduates to use the title Joining the JD Programme at CUHK was future lawyers through a variety of law courses, complemented
the legal profession, government, business and industry. one of the wisest decisions of my life. with self-studying and research. Also to be found is a There is a non-refundable application fee of HK$180.
“Doctor”. Besides having the chance to learn and constructive and meaningful dialogue between the Faculty and
work with the brightest people, I am also the students. Being able to balance the workload of the JD
grateful for the high teaching quality and Programme, participation in extra-curricular activities and the Joseph Wong
With CUHK as its home, experienced and dedicated international the excellent learning environment that enticements of city life with my JD friends have definitely made BBA (HKUST), MPhil (CityU), JD (CUHK) candidate Application Deadline
professors, a strong focus on students, and the teaching of law in context, the school provides. My studies at CUHK my JD experience a very rewarding one. Training Contract, Herbert Smith LLP 2012
have not only equipped me with
the JD Programme provides students with a rare opportunity for professional legal knowledge, but also 28 February 2011 (first round)
The JD Programme is demanding but also rewarding. I am exposed to the virtues
professional and academic growth. practical skills such as critical thinking and and rigours of the common law system in Hong Kong. It was difficult starting from 8 April 2011 (second round)
political and business awareness. These scratch in the law, but our professors have made it manageable by being
skills are equally useful in non-legal supportive and dedicated in their teaching. I believe what makes the JD Programme
Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are
The JD Programme at CUHK has already established itself as a leader in careers. I look forward to applying my special is the focus on preparing students for the challenges of professional life. I strongly encouraged.
knowledge that I acquired here to better am also involved in two mooting competitions. Mooting is an invaluable experience
professional legal education in Hong Kong and the East Asian region. comprehend our society in the future! Applications submitted after 8 April 2011 may be considered, subject to the availability of places.
because you experience the life of a solicitor and a barrister in just a few months.

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6 Programme Requirements Study Scheme 7 16 Tuition Fee • Scholarships • Continuing Education Fund • Contact Us

Tuition Fee*
Programme HK$4,000 per unit for a total of 72 units within the normative study period
Requirements * Subject to annual review

Charmine Cheung
BA (Boston), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK),

Study Scheme
LLM (Cambridge) candidate
The JD Programme consists of 72 units (i.e., the equivalent of 24 term-length
courses each worth 3 units). Students can enroll in full-time or part-time mode of
study. Full-time students can complete the Programme in as short as 24 months
The two years I spent studying the Juris Doctor
Programme at CUHK were not only focused on Scholarships
teaching the black-letter law. The Faculty were
(the normative study period) or as long as 48 months (the maximum study period) always supportive in student endeavours, both
academic and private. The professors and There will be a limited number of scholarships and prizes for JD students.
while part-time students may complete the Programme in 42 months* (the
Full-time teaching staff sought to develop our critical For details please visit <http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk>.
normative study period) or as long as 84 months (the maximum study period). analysis and research methodology skills, which
later proved invaluable in my subsequent work
experience and my further studies in law.
In order to graduate, students must complete four required courses (Legal Full-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative
System; Jurisprudence; Legal Research, Analysis and Writing; The Individual, the study period of 24 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to
Community and the Law). This required component is designed to provide JD
students with the essential foundational knowledge and skills for a well-rounded
observe the following sequence of courses:
Continuing
general legal education and a first-hand appreciation of the relationship between
the legal system and the broader community which it serves and regulates.
Year 1 Education Fund
Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
Moreover, all students must complete a mandatory research component by • Legal System Thirteen postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty have been included
undertaking either Independent Research or the more extensive Independent • Principles of Constitutional Law*
• Principles of Contract*
in the list of reimbursable courses for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
Research Dissertation. This component conforms to the JD’s postgraduate status
• Elective purposes. For details regarding CEF please refer to the website:
and is aligned to the most respected JD programmes abroad. In completing the
Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* <http://www.sfaa.gov.hk/cef>.
research component, students should demonstrate a mastery of legal research
• Principles of Civil Procedure*
and writing and the capacity to think creatively about the law. • Principles of Tort*
• Elective
The Faculty of Law offers its own highly innovative Postgraduate Certificate in • Elective Lau Ting Ting, Bonnie

Contact Us
BS (Dist) (Penn State), MBA (Dist) (HKU), JD (CUHK) candidate
Laws (PCLL) Programme. Students aspiring to admission as a barrister or solicitor Summer Term • Jurisprudence Training Contract, Baker & McKenzie 2012
in Hong Kong must pursue elective courses which will enable them to apply for • Elective
The CUHK JD experience has been really
admission into the PCLL Programme. These elective courses are also open to
Year 2 enjoyable. Classes are taught by passionate Telephone: (852) 3163-4310
students who do not plan to enter the PCLL. professors and the discussions amongst
students are intellectually enlightening. Because Fax: (852) 2994-2505
Term One • Principles of Company Law*
Jeffrey Kwok • Principles of Criminal Law*
of the unique feature of the JD being a second Website: http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk
All our JD students are able to choose elective courses from a wide range of degree, I am exposed to a range of different
BBA (HKUST), JD (CUHK) candidate
• Principles of Equity and Trusts* perspectives from my colleagues. This E-mail: lawpgadm@cuhk.edu.hk
Training Contract, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & intellectually stimulating and professionally enhancing offerings, thereby enabling • Principles of Land Law* broadened my mind and would certainly help in
Flom 2012
them to complete their degree requirements while achieving their own academic • Elective my future career development. Furthermore,
the professors not only focus on academic Address: Faculty of Law
The JD Programme at CUHK has been a and professional goals. Term Two • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation theory, they also bring in practical experience
truly invigorating and rewarding from their profession and provide guidance on
6/F., Teaching Complex at Western Campus
• Principles of Commercial Law*
experience. Faculty members are highly
• Principles of Criminal Procedure* students’ professional development. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
experienced and enthusiastic. The Most of the courses in the JD Programme are 3-unit courses. This means that
curriculum is intensive yet comprehensive • Principles of Evidence* Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
and practical. Classes are well-organised
students will have an average of 3 contact hours per week with teachers in that • Elective
and opportunities such as mooting course. Finally, all students must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required by
competitions and vacation placements are Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law
widely available. Also contributing to the the University for postgraduate programmes and must fulfill the University’s IT • Principles of Conveyancing*
dynamic learning environment is the Proficiency Test requirement before they can graduate.
diverse student body that brings together Talent Chen
distinguished individuals with unique
BASc (UBC), MSc (Stanford), JD (CUHK),
backgrounds and work experiences. I have
* Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. PCLL (CUHK) candidate
really enjoyed my time in this Programme;
it is unquestionably a lot of hard work, but * Part-time students may apply to accelerate their studies and complete the Programme in 36 months
at the same time, a lot of fun! with the permission of the Graduate Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. The JD Programme was a great challenge for me since it required lots of hard work, dedication and perseverance. However, it was also
rewarding beyond my expectations. Having been an engineer in my earlier life, I was not really sure whether the study of law could further
advance my career. Thanks to the continuous guidance and support of the Faculty, I soon discovered the treasure of legal knowledge and my
passion for it. I believe the JD is the right step toward success and it has played a vital part in my career.

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8 Study Scheme Study Scheme 9

Part-time Elective Courses*


Part-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative • Australian Constitutional Law • Conflict of Laws • Jessup International Law Moot
study period of 42 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to • Business and the Law in Hong Kong • Copyright, Digital Subject Matter and • Law and Literature
• Canadian Constitutional Law Information Technology • Law of International Business Transactions I
observe the following sequence of courses: • Chinese Accounting and Law • Crime and the Sanctioning Process • Law of International Business Transactions II
• Chinese Banking Law • Dispute Resolution • Legal System and Methods in China
• Chinese Civil Law • Dispute Resolution in China • Mooting
• Chinese Civil Procedure Law • European Union Law • Non-Marine Insurance Law
Year 1 • Chinese Commercial Law • History, Culture, and the Law • Principles of Corporate Crime and Social
• Chinese Company Law • International and Comparative Responsibility
Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing • Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law Environmental Law • Principles of Employment Law

Juris Doctor (JD)


• Legal System • Chinese Contract Law • International and Comparative Intellectual • Principles of Environmental Law
• Principles of Contract* • Chinese Economy and Law Property Law • Principles of Family Law
• Chinese Environmental Law • International Commercial Dispute Resolution • Principles of Intellectual Property
Term Two • Principles of Civil Procedure* • Chinese Finance and Law • International Economic Development and the • Principles of International Law
• Principles of Tort* • Chinese Financial Law Law • Principles of Mediation
• Elective • Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law • International Economic Law Skills • Principles of Remedies
Juris Doctor Asia Your Postgraduate Professional Law Degree Summer Term • Jurisprudence


Chinese Intellectual Property Law
Chinese Law Internship
• International Economics
• International Finance and Accounting


Principles of Revenue Law
Principles of Securities Regulation
• Chinese Politics and Law • International Financial and Banking Law • Private International Law in China
Year 2 • Chinese Practice on International Law • International Legal Advocacy • Property Law in China
• Chinese Securities Regulation • International Relations • Refugee Clinical Legal Assistance Programme
Faculty of Law Term One • Principles of Constitutional Law* •

Chinese Tax Law
Common Law: Globalization and Convergence
• International Taxation
• Interviewing and Counselling


Secured Transactions and the Law
Shipping Law
• Principles of Criminal Law*
The Chinese University of Hong Kong • Elective


Common Law: Origins and Development
Comparative Company Law
• Issues in Company Law
• Issues in Contract


The Law of Electronic Commerce
Trans-national Legal Problems
Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* • Comparative Constitutional Law • Issues in Criminal Law • World Trade Law
• Principles of Criminal Procedure* • Comparative Constitutional Traditions • Issues in Equity and Trusts
• Elective • Comparative Contract Law • Issues in Human Rights
• Comparative Corporate Governance • Issues in Land Law
Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law • Comparative Legal Traditions • Issues in Remedies
• Competition Law • Issues in Tort

Year 3 * Courses on this list may be offered from time to time. The offering of an elective course in any
Term One • Principles of Company Law* term will depend on teacher availability and sufficient student interest.
• Principles of Equity and Trusts*
• Principles of Land Law*
Term Two • Principles of Commercial Law*
• Principles of Evidence*
• Elective
Summer Term • Principles of Conveyancing*
Shek Ka Man, Camille
BSc (UCLA), JD (CUHK) candidate
Year 4
Coming from a microbiology background, I
Term One • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation find the JD Programme at CUHK to be very
Chen Li Catherine Hau
• Elective educational and useful. Taught by
BBA (UWS), JD (CUHK), LLM (NUS), BA (Cornell), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate highly-experienced and approachable
• Elective
LLM (NYU) candidate Training contract, Slaughter and May 2011 Darwin Goei faculty members, the Programme not only
BSE (Duke), MS (Stanford), JD (CUHK) candidate equips its students with practical legal
The JD Programme has done many I believe the CUHK JD Programme provides knowledge but also with the necessary
wonderful things for me. It has made me a good transition for students who went to Having trained and worked as an skill to solve problems logically in
think more sharply, critically and * Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. deducing effective and innovative
university overseas and now aim to electronic circuit designer, I first thought
analytically. It has enabled me to become a lawyer in Hong Kong. I gained that going to law school would be a big solutions. For that reason, I find the
approach and solve new problems in ways not only a solid foundation in doctrinal law change. In fact, I have so far found Programme conducive to the growth of its
which will help me for the rest of my life. but also a firm understanding of the studying law very similar to studying students regardless of their academic
The JD Programme is devoted to helping practical implications of the law. The engineering. Both require one to examine background and future career endeavours.
students learn about Hong Kong law, Programme also gave me the chance to the problem thoroughly, identify the
Chinese law and transnational law. I am participate in an international commercial issues, and attack them one by one. In
grateful for the incredible opportunities, arbitration moot, which was a rewarding addition to analytical skills, the CUHK JD
patient guidance and full support I experience. Programme equips students with the
received as a JD student. The JD has necessary writing and communication
already opened many doors in my skills, professional networks and, of
continuing legal studies at premier course, legal knowledge in order to
institutions in Asia and the United States. become successful legal professionals.

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10 Our Student Profile


The Learning Environment • Our International Academic Faculty 11

Our Student Profile The Learning Environment


The JD Programme at CUHK is distinguished not only by the strength and global Graduate Law Centre
character of its academic faculty, but also by the quality and breadth of its
student body. All JD courses are delivered in the CUHK Graduate Law Centre, located in Hong Kong's central business district at 2/F,
Bank of America Tower, Central. Teaching facilities in the Graduate Law Centre include the Warren Chan Moot Court,

Table of
Admission to the JD Programme is highly competitive. Every year, around half lecture theatres and breakout rooms. All the rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which provide an
of our students are admitted with an undergraduate degree awarded with first ideal environment for learning. In addition, there is also a Legal Resources Centre, the computer laboratory and a
class honours, a doctorate, a master’s degree with distinction, or a bachelor’s student common area with computer stations to serve all postgraduate students undertaking their studies at the

Contents degree with borderline first class honours (or equivalent). The remaining Graduate Law Centre. Students in the JD Programme also have access to all facilities on the main CUHK campus at
students are admitted with a strong upper-second class degree or equivalent. Shatin on the same basis as other postgraduate students of the University.
Typically, about 60% of our students received one or more of their degrees
outside Hong Kong, frequently at leading universities in North America, Europe
and Australia. Our students’ academic backgrounds cover virtually all
disciplines from accountancy to zoology. This mix of students significantly Our International Academic Faculty
enriches the teaching and learning experience in the JD Programme.
Message from the Dean 2
The Faculty has a strong team of experienced academic staff from various jurisdictions from around the world. Aiming
Message from the Programme Director 3 to provide leadership in teaching, learning and research, our teaching staff are committed to educating students in the
law through innovative teaching approaches and by drawing on their diverse research and professional experience in
Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law 4 Student Statistics for 2010/11 intake numerous jurisdictions.

Overview of JD Programme 5
Banding of students admitted to the JD Programme

Programme Requirements 6 Band 1 24.55%


First Class Bachelor’s degree or distinction Master’s degree
or PhD or equivalent

Study Scheme 7 Band 2 32.59%


Borderline First Class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Geographic origins of Bachelor’s degree
Band 3 42.86%
Our Student Profile 10 Strong upper-second Bachelor’s degree or credit Master’s
degree or equivalent Hong Kong 36%
United States 19%
Canada 18%
The Learning Environment 11 Mainland China 12%
United Kingdom 9%
Australia and New Zealand 5%
Our International Academic Faculty 11 Range of discipline of Bachelor’s degree Other parts of Asia 1%

Social Science 20%


International Exchange 12 Business Administration
Account / Finance
18%
17%
Arts 16%
Pure Science 12%
Mooting 13 Law / Legal related 9% Career fields of students upon admission to the JD Programme
Computer / Engineering 7%
Medicine / Health 1% General Business & Management 17%
Careers 14 Internship 16%
Others 15%
Education 10%
Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15 Finance / Banking 10%
Public body / Law enforcement 7%
Account / Audit 6%
Tuition Fee 16 Academic qualification upon admission to the JD Programme Computer / Engineering
Legal
5%
4%
Media 4%
Scholarships 16 Sales / Marketing
Medicine / Health
4%
2%
With Bachelor and other postgraduate degrees
29%
(Masters and Doctoral degrees)
Continuing Education Fund 16
With two or more Bachelor's degrees only 2%

Contact Us 16
With a Bachelor's degree only 69%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%

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2 Message from the Dean Message from the Programme Director 3 12 International Exchange Mooting 13

International
Message from Exchange
the Dean
Exchanges give you the opportunity to travel to new places, to meet
new people, to experience new cultures, to learn new subjects, to Moot team preparing their case
We are Hong Kong's most enterprising and dynamic Faculty of Law, refresh your mind, and to impress future employers.
located within one of Asia’s great teaching and research universities.
The Faculty is innovative and responsive to the changing needs of the Message from the Credits earned abroad may be transferred back to count towards
legal professions in the new century. We offer opportunities and
challenges to talented people. Programme Director
your degree requirements without affecting your grades. In addition
to university-wide exchanges, which cover more than two hundred Mooting
destinations, there are also faculty-based exchanges whereby
Our Faculty is highly international in character, with professors and students can go to the Melbourne Law School of University of
other teachers coming from Europe, North America, Australia, New Melbourne (Australia), Washington College of Law of American
In mooting, law students present written and oral arguments on a
Zealand, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Hong Kong’s success, prosperity and freedom are largely dependent on the strength and autonomy of its University (Washington DC, USA), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of
hypothetical legal case in a courtroom simulation. Mooting gives students
Upon joining the Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK, you will participate Common Law system, and on the skill and independence of the legal profession. This skill and independence Law of Yeshiva University (New York, USA), Faculty of Law of Siu Tsz Him, Patrick
a taste of life as a lawyer presenting a client's case in court. In recent years,
in a co-operative and innovative community dedicated to teaching, must rest upon a sound legal education which, in an open and complex society such as Hong Kong, demands not University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Faculty of Law of BA (Oxford), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK)
JD students have participated in internal, local and international mooting Pupil barrister, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong
research, and international exchange bringing the best of China to the only a solid grounding in the law’s rules, principles and values, but also a broader understanding of the Maastricht University (Netherlands).
competitions. They have successfully represented Hong Kong at
world and the best of the world to China. community within which the law operates. While I was a Juris Doctor student at
competitions in Austria, India, USA and Vietnam.
Further information about destinations, funding, and credit transfer CUHK, I was fascinated by the extensive
learning opportunities. In particular, the
We will do everything possible to enrich your educational experience. It is this wider context which breathes life into the study and practice of law. This context embraces such fields is available on the Faculty of Law website. Law Faculty is supportive of students'
The Faculty of Law fully encourages the participation of JD students in participation in mooting and CUHK is
We are confident that, together, we will form a professional as economics, politics, science, commerce, culture, finance, language, history and government. In short legal
mooting competitions. Participation will count as course credits towards indeed gaining recognition as a mooting
partnership that will equip you to contribute to the development of education should be an extension of a broader liberal education. power house. I keenly took part in
degree completion. For each moot a professor advises the team and international mooting competitions when I
Hong Kong’s community and the defence and advancement of the rule was in both the JD and PCLL Programmes.
supervises their preparation. Practice moots also take place in the The Faculty gave me considerable
of law. Hong Kong needs and deserves individuals of your calibre to The Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK (‘Juris Doctor Asia’) builds upon the broad talent base of outstanding
Graduate Law Centre's state-of-the art Moot Court. guidance, through which I sharpened my
further its development and enable it to compete in an increasingly graduates from non-law academic backgrounds. It provides those graduates with a first-class legal education, advocacy skills.
Luk Ching Ping, Theresa
global environment. equipping them for admission to the legal profession or for leadership roles in other professions and callings. BSc (Hons) (Toronto), JD (CUHK) candidate The Faculty of Law has enjoyed great success in both local and
Our JD graduates are our gift to Hong Kong. We look forward to working together with you to achieve your goals Training contract, Deacons 2012
international mooting competitions. For example, teams from CUHK
Join us and explore this exciting and rewarding journey yourself. and to advance our global city.
Studying in CUHK’s JD Programme has gone a long way in preparing my legal career. Not only has recently won the prize for best written argument at the Philip C. Jessup
the academically challenging programme enhanced my critical thinking skills, the wide variety of
courses has also broadened my perspectives on the law. The teaching is done from a practical
International Moot Court Competition, the best written argument at the
Yours sincerely, Yours sincerely,
perspective and the Programme has provided me with all the legal skills that I need in order to Red Cross Humanitarian Law Moot, and prizes for outstanding advocacy in
thrive. In addition to the resourceful professors, the diversity of the student body has also fostered
an innovative and stimulating learning environment in which I can take part. My experience at the Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Philip C. Jessup International
CUHK has truly been fruitful. Moot Court Competition.

Nancie Zhu
Ho Yue Ho, Justin BA (Hons) (HKU), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate
Mike McConville (Professor) Stephen Hall BA (Tufts), JD (CUHK), BCL (Dist) (Oxford), LLM (Harvard) candidate
Training Contract, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 2011

Simon F. S. Li Professor of Law and Professor, Faculty of Law


Director, Juris Doctor Programme The JD Programme gave me a very useful introduction and foundation to core substantive law topics. More importantly however, the The CUHK JD Programme has without doubt given me a great foundation for my career in law. The ever knowledgeable and approachable professors
Dean, Faculty of Law
Programme taught me to think and speak like a lawyer; the problem-solving skills and ability to construct logical, coherent arguments and teachers, the facilities and convenient location of the Graduate Law Centre amongst all the major law firms, made for a comfortable experience.
which were introduced to me at CUHK continue to be extremely useful to me today. Additionally, the opportunity to represent the There was a professionalism about the whole programme which put me in the right frame of mind from day one. The broad range of courses and
Faculty as an oralist in international moot competitions has been invaluable in training me to respond to difficult questions put to me activities, such as mooting competitions, combined with the added incentives of the scholarship prizes, really kept me focused to achieve the best
in argument with level-headed, precise answers. grades and secure a training contract at a top international law firm.

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4 Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law


Overview of JD Programme 5 14 Careers Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15

Careers Entrance Requirements and


How to Apply
The Faculty runs a careers advice programme which supports students by informing them about the range of

OVERVIEW OF JD PROGRAMME careers available to law graduates, and preparing them to develop the skills and attributes that will enable them
to meet their personal career goals. Applicants for admission to the JD Programme must have:
(I) graduated from a recognised university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or a law degree from a
non-common law jurisdiction, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
Information (II) graduated from an honours programme of a recognised university with a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or
JURIS DOCTOR ASIA a law degree from a non-common law jurisdiction, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B” in
Your postgraduate professional law degree The Faculty helps students explore career opportunities in several ways. First the Faculty’s Virtual Careers undergraduate courses; or
Resource Centre is a unique on-line resource that serves as a contact point for employers, teaching faculty and (III) completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a versatile postgraduate law degree leading students. The Centre contains information about employers and advice on applying for jobs and preparing for equivalent to an honours degree.
potentially to admission as barrister or solicitor in Hong Kong. It is also interviews.
perfectly suitable for the assumption of leadership roles in fields such as Students may apply for admission to the JD Programme before having completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
commerce, finance, government, community service, law enforcement, In addition, the Faculty regularly invites guest speakers to talk about careers in the legal profession and in other provided they are in the final year of study for a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). In these cases any offer made will be

Vision and Mission public administration, education, and the media. It is a respected and
internationally-recognised award conferred by many universities in leading Colin Hung
areas in which students are interested. Members of the Faculty’s academic staff are also willing to offer
guidance. Between them they have experience of legal practice and academia in Hong Kong and most other
subject to the conditions that all requirements for graduation in the Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and for admission
to the JD Programme are satisfied prior to commencing the JD Programme.

of the Faculty of Law jurisdictions abroad. All courses in the JD Programme at The Chinese
University of Hong Kong (CUHK) are taught and assessed entirely in the
BSc (Wisconsin-Madison), JD (CUHK) candidate
Training contract, K&L Gates 2011
common law jurisdictions as well as continental Europe and the PRC.

English language. Studying at the Juris Doctor Programme of Many solicitors’ firms and barristers’ chambers invite our JD students to social events at which they can meet Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement by:
CUHK is great fun and intellectually
practising lawyers and find out more about their work and working environment.
challenging. At the same time, the • possessing a Bachelor’s degree obtained by completing a programme of study in Hong Kong or an English-speaking
students here receive enormous support
The JD Programme at CUHK provides students with an country, or which was taught primarily in the English language; or
Enriched by the intellectual and cultural heritage of its University and from the Faculty. The quality of teaching
intellectually-enriching general education in law, while simultaneously is excellent and the professors are all
• achieving a result of Band 7.5 or better in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which result
situated at the heart of the legal system, the Faculty of Law brings approachable and ready to respond to Personal Preparation
permitting them to complete a wide range of challenging elective courses questions raised by students. A wide range was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD Programme; or
together common law and Chinese law with other great legal
in the common law, Chinese law, comparative law, international law, and of courses is available for students to
• achieving a result of 600 (Paper Based Test), or 100 (Internet Based Test) or better in the Test of English as a Foreign
traditions and values to promote justice and to safeguard the rule of explore their interests and classes allow us Once students have identified their career goals, they must consider how to
the law of trade, business and finance. All students entering the JD to have a lot of interaction. The CUHK Juris Language (TOEFL), which result was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD
law. An international family of research-led scholars creates a meet them. The Faculty runs workshops on writing job applications and
Programme will be encouraged to look behind the contemporary rules of Doctor Programme provides exceptional
Programme; or
dynamic, flexible learning environment. Students are encouraged to legal education and equips students for
attending interviews. These workshops give students practical advice and the
law to the values, purposes, and policies underlying them. Emphasis will
develop a deep and critical understanding of legal theory and practice. the challenges in their future legal career. • providing alternative evidence of English proficiency equivalent to one of the preceding measures.
be placed on the acquisition of transferable skills and competencies rather opportunity to develop the skills and attributes for which employers are
Graduates will possess the intellectual skills and ethical values to searching.
than on a simple identification of the existing rules.
become future leaders and serve the needs of the community.

An important feature of the JD Programme at CUHK is that it is entirely How to Apply


Supported by world class research, the Faculty of Law provides a Tania Tse
postgraduate in both form and substance. Our JD students will not be
flexible, learner-centred environment in which students are actively BA (Brown), JD (CUHK), PCLL (HKU) candidate
sharing classes with undergraduate students, but will often be joining Training contract, Clifford Chance 2011 Applicants should make their applications via the Internet on the Graduate School webpage:
engaged and prepared for distinction in the legal profession and for
Master of Laws (LLM) and other postgraduate law students in stimulating <http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/gss/apply.html>.
leadership roles in Hong Kong, China and internationally. The Faculty Carrilyn Lui The JD Programme is an intense and enriching experience. The
classes led by first-rate faculty at one of Asia’s premier research and diverse backgrounds of the teaching faculty and students make Please follow the instructions to submit an application for admission. Applicants must read the “notes for online application”
is building strong and enduring links with alumni and friends so that BBA (CUHK), JD (CUHK) candidate
teaching universities. The JD Programme is formally classified as a Taught the learning environment all the more exciting. Students are on the Graduate School webpage before submitting an application via the Internet.
law students are educated and fully equipped for successful careers in given the opportunity to learn and develop the skills expected of
Master’s Degree and it is not customary for JD graduates to use the title Joining the JD Programme at CUHK was future lawyers through a variety of law courses, complemented
the legal profession, government, business and industry. one of the wisest decisions of my life. with self-studying and research. Also to be found is a There is a non-refundable application fee of HK$180.
“Doctor”. Besides having the chance to learn and constructive and meaningful dialogue between the Faculty and
work with the brightest people, I am also the students. Being able to balance the workload of the JD
grateful for the high teaching quality and Programme, participation in extra-curricular activities and the Joseph Wong
With CUHK as its home, experienced and dedicated international the excellent learning environment that enticements of city life with my JD friends have definitely made BBA (HKUST), MPhil (CityU), JD (CUHK) candidate Application Deadline
professors, a strong focus on students, and the teaching of law in context, the school provides. My studies at CUHK my JD experience a very rewarding one. Training Contract, Herbert Smith LLP 2012
have not only equipped me with
the JD Programme provides students with a rare opportunity for professional legal knowledge, but also 28 February 2011 (first round)
The JD Programme is demanding but also rewarding. I am exposed to the virtues
professional and academic growth. practical skills such as critical thinking and and rigours of the common law system in Hong Kong. It was difficult starting from 8 April 2011 (second round)
political and business awareness. These scratch in the law, but our professors have made it manageable by being
skills are equally useful in non-legal supportive and dedicated in their teaching. I believe what makes the JD Programme
Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are
The JD Programme at CUHK has already established itself as a leader in careers. I look forward to applying my special is the focus on preparing students for the challenges of professional life. I strongly encouraged.
knowledge that I acquired here to better am also involved in two mooting competitions. Mooting is an invaluable experience
professional legal education in Hong Kong and the East Asian region. comprehend our society in the future! Applications submitted after 8 April 2011 may be considered, subject to the availability of places.
because you experience the life of a solicitor and a barrister in just a few months.

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6 Programme Requirements Study Scheme 7 16 Tuition Fee • Scholarships • Continuing Education Fund • Contact Us

Tuition Fee*
Programme HK$4,000 per unit for a total of 72 units within the normative study period
Requirements * Subject to annual review

Charmine Cheung
BA (Boston), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK),

Study Scheme
LLM (Cambridge) candidate
The JD Programme consists of 72 units (i.e., the equivalent of 24 term-length
courses each worth 3 units). Students can enroll in full-time or part-time mode of
study. Full-time students can complete the Programme in as short as 24 months
The two years I spent studying the Juris Doctor
Programme at CUHK were not only focused on Scholarships
teaching the black-letter law. The Faculty were
(the normative study period) or as long as 48 months (the maximum study period) always supportive in student endeavours, both
academic and private. The professors and There will be a limited number of scholarships and prizes for JD students.
while part-time students may complete the Programme in 42 months* (the
Full-time teaching staff sought to develop our critical For details please visit <http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk>.
normative study period) or as long as 84 months (the maximum study period). analysis and research methodology skills, which
later proved invaluable in my subsequent work
experience and my further studies in law.
In order to graduate, students must complete four required courses (Legal Full-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative
System; Jurisprudence; Legal Research, Analysis and Writing; The Individual, the study period of 24 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to
Community and the Law). This required component is designed to provide JD
students with the essential foundational knowledge and skills for a well-rounded
observe the following sequence of courses:
Continuing
general legal education and a first-hand appreciation of the relationship between
the legal system and the broader community which it serves and regulates.
Year 1 Education Fund
Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
Moreover, all students must complete a mandatory research component by • Legal System Thirteen postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty have been included
undertaking either Independent Research or the more extensive Independent • Principles of Constitutional Law*
• Principles of Contract*
in the list of reimbursable courses for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
Research Dissertation. This component conforms to the JD’s postgraduate status
• Elective purposes. For details regarding CEF please refer to the website:
and is aligned to the most respected JD programmes abroad. In completing the
Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* <http://www.sfaa.gov.hk/cef>.
research component, students should demonstrate a mastery of legal research
• Principles of Civil Procedure*
and writing and the capacity to think creatively about the law. • Principles of Tort*
• Elective
The Faculty of Law offers its own highly innovative Postgraduate Certificate in • Elective Lau Ting Ting, Bonnie

Contact Us
BS (Dist) (Penn State), MBA (Dist) (HKU), JD (CUHK) candidate
Laws (PCLL) Programme. Students aspiring to admission as a barrister or solicitor Summer Term • Jurisprudence Training Contract, Baker & McKenzie 2012
in Hong Kong must pursue elective courses which will enable them to apply for • Elective
The CUHK JD experience has been really
admission into the PCLL Programme. These elective courses are also open to
Year 2 enjoyable. Classes are taught by passionate Telephone: (852) 3163-4310
students who do not plan to enter the PCLL. professors and the discussions amongst
students are intellectually enlightening. Because Fax: (852) 2994-2505
Term One • Principles of Company Law*
Jeffrey Kwok • Principles of Criminal Law*
of the unique feature of the JD being a second Website: http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk
All our JD students are able to choose elective courses from a wide range of degree, I am exposed to a range of different
BBA (HKUST), JD (CUHK) candidate
• Principles of Equity and Trusts* perspectives from my colleagues. This E-mail: lawpgadm@cuhk.edu.hk
Training Contract, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & intellectually stimulating and professionally enhancing offerings, thereby enabling • Principles of Land Law* broadened my mind and would certainly help in
Flom 2012
them to complete their degree requirements while achieving their own academic • Elective my future career development. Furthermore,
the professors not only focus on academic Address: Faculty of Law
The JD Programme at CUHK has been a and professional goals. Term Two • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation theory, they also bring in practical experience
truly invigorating and rewarding from their profession and provide guidance on
6/F., Teaching Complex at Western Campus
• Principles of Commercial Law*
experience. Faculty members are highly
• Principles of Criminal Procedure* students’ professional development. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
experienced and enthusiastic. The Most of the courses in the JD Programme are 3-unit courses. This means that
curriculum is intensive yet comprehensive • Principles of Evidence* Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
and practical. Classes are well-organised
students will have an average of 3 contact hours per week with teachers in that • Elective
and opportunities such as mooting course. Finally, all students must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required by
competitions and vacation placements are Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law
widely available. Also contributing to the the University for postgraduate programmes and must fulfill the University’s IT • Principles of Conveyancing*
dynamic learning environment is the Proficiency Test requirement before they can graduate.
diverse student body that brings together Talent Chen
distinguished individuals with unique
BASc (UBC), MSc (Stanford), JD (CUHK),
backgrounds and work experiences. I have
* Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. PCLL (CUHK) candidate
really enjoyed my time in this Programme;
it is unquestionably a lot of hard work, but * Part-time students may apply to accelerate their studies and complete the Programme in 36 months
at the same time, a lot of fun! with the permission of the Graduate Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. The JD Programme was a great challenge for me since it required lots of hard work, dedication and perseverance. However, it was also
rewarding beyond my expectations. Having been an engineer in my earlier life, I was not really sure whether the study of law could further
advance my career. Thanks to the continuous guidance and support of the Faculty, I soon discovered the treasure of legal knowledge and my
passion for it. I believe the JD is the right step toward success and it has played a vital part in my career.

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8 Study Scheme Study Scheme 9

Part-time Elective Courses*


Part-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative • Australian Constitutional Law • Conflict of Laws • Jessup International Law Moot
study period of 42 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to • Business and the Law in Hong Kong • Copyright, Digital Subject Matter and • Law and Literature
• Canadian Constitutional Law Information Technology • Law of International Business Transactions I
observe the following sequence of courses: • Chinese Accounting and Law • Crime and the Sanctioning Process • Law of International Business Transactions II
• Chinese Banking Law • Dispute Resolution • Legal System and Methods in China
• Chinese Civil Law • Dispute Resolution in China • Mooting
• Chinese Civil Procedure Law • European Union Law • Non-Marine Insurance Law
Year 1 • Chinese Commercial Law • History, Culture, and the Law • Principles of Corporate Crime and Social
• Chinese Company Law • International and Comparative Responsibility
Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing • Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law Environmental Law • Principles of Employment Law

Juris Doctor (JD)


• Legal System • Chinese Contract Law • International and Comparative Intellectual • Principles of Environmental Law
• Principles of Contract* • Chinese Economy and Law Property Law • Principles of Family Law
• Chinese Environmental Law • International Commercial Dispute Resolution • Principles of Intellectual Property
Term Two • Principles of Civil Procedure* • Chinese Finance and Law • International Economic Development and the • Principles of International Law
• Principles of Tort* • Chinese Financial Law Law • Principles of Mediation
• Elective • Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law • International Economic Law Skills • Principles of Remedies
Juris Doctor Asia Your Postgraduate Professional Law Degree Summer Term • Jurisprudence


Chinese Intellectual Property Law
Chinese Law Internship
• International Economics
• International Finance and Accounting


Principles of Revenue Law
Principles of Securities Regulation
• Chinese Politics and Law • International Financial and Banking Law • Private International Law in China
Year 2 • Chinese Practice on International Law • International Legal Advocacy • Property Law in China
• Chinese Securities Regulation • International Relations • Refugee Clinical Legal Assistance Programme
Faculty of Law Term One • Principles of Constitutional Law* •

Chinese Tax Law
Common Law: Globalization and Convergence
• International Taxation
• Interviewing and Counselling


Secured Transactions and the Law
Shipping Law
• Principles of Criminal Law*
The Chinese University of Hong Kong • Elective


Common Law: Origins and Development
Comparative Company Law
• Issues in Company Law
• Issues in Contract


The Law of Electronic Commerce
Trans-national Legal Problems
Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* • Comparative Constitutional Law • Issues in Criminal Law • World Trade Law
• Principles of Criminal Procedure* • Comparative Constitutional Traditions • Issues in Equity and Trusts
• Elective • Comparative Contract Law • Issues in Human Rights
• Comparative Corporate Governance • Issues in Land Law
Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law • Comparative Legal Traditions • Issues in Remedies
• Competition Law • Issues in Tort

Year 3 * Courses on this list may be offered from time to time. The offering of an elective course in any
Term One • Principles of Company Law* term will depend on teacher availability and sufficient student interest.
• Principles of Equity and Trusts*
• Principles of Land Law*
Term Two • Principles of Commercial Law*
• Principles of Evidence*
• Elective
Summer Term • Principles of Conveyancing*
Shek Ka Man, Camille
BSc (UCLA), JD (CUHK) candidate
Year 4
Coming from a microbiology background, I
Term One • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation find the JD Programme at CUHK to be very
Chen Li Catherine Hau
• Elective educational and useful. Taught by
BBA (UWS), JD (CUHK), LLM (NUS), BA (Cornell), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate highly-experienced and approachable
• Elective
LLM (NYU) candidate Training contract, Slaughter and May 2011 Darwin Goei faculty members, the Programme not only
BSE (Duke), MS (Stanford), JD (CUHK) candidate equips its students with practical legal
The JD Programme has done many I believe the CUHK JD Programme provides knowledge but also with the necessary
wonderful things for me. It has made me a good transition for students who went to Having trained and worked as an skill to solve problems logically in
think more sharply, critically and * Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. deducing effective and innovative
university overseas and now aim to electronic circuit designer, I first thought
analytically. It has enabled me to become a lawyer in Hong Kong. I gained that going to law school would be a big solutions. For that reason, I find the
approach and solve new problems in ways not only a solid foundation in doctrinal law change. In fact, I have so far found Programme conducive to the growth of its
which will help me for the rest of my life. but also a firm understanding of the studying law very similar to studying students regardless of their academic
The JD Programme is devoted to helping practical implications of the law. The engineering. Both require one to examine background and future career endeavours.
students learn about Hong Kong law, Programme also gave me the chance to the problem thoroughly, identify the
Chinese law and transnational law. I am participate in an international commercial issues, and attack them one by one. In
grateful for the incredible opportunities, arbitration moot, which was a rewarding addition to analytical skills, the CUHK JD
patient guidance and full support I experience. Programme equips students with the
received as a JD student. The JD has necessary writing and communication
already opened many doors in my skills, professional networks and, of
continuing legal studies at premier course, legal knowledge in order to
institutions in Asia and the United States. become successful legal professionals.

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10 Our Student Profile


The Learning Environment • Our International Academic Faculty 11

Our Student Profile The Learning Environment


The JD Programme at CUHK is distinguished not only by the strength and global Graduate Law Centre
character of its academic faculty, but also by the quality and breadth of its
student body. All JD courses are delivered in the CUHK Graduate Law Centre, located in Hong Kong's central business district at 2/F,
Bank of America Tower, Central. Teaching facilities in the Graduate Law Centre include the Warren Chan Moot Court,

Table of
Admission to the JD Programme is highly competitive. Every year, around half lecture theatres and breakout rooms. All the rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which provide an
of our students are admitted with an undergraduate degree awarded with first ideal environment for learning. In addition, there is also a Legal Resources Centre, the computer laboratory and a
class honours, a doctorate, a master’s degree with distinction, or a bachelor’s student common area with computer stations to serve all postgraduate students undertaking their studies at the

Contents degree with borderline first class honours (or equivalent). The remaining Graduate Law Centre. Students in the JD Programme also have access to all facilities on the main CUHK campus at
students are admitted with a strong upper-second class degree or equivalent. Shatin on the same basis as other postgraduate students of the University.
Typically, about 60% of our students received one or more of their degrees
outside Hong Kong, frequently at leading universities in North America, Europe
and Australia. Our students’ academic backgrounds cover virtually all
disciplines from accountancy to zoology. This mix of students significantly Our International Academic Faculty
enriches the teaching and learning experience in the JD Programme.
Message from the Dean 2
The Faculty has a strong team of experienced academic staff from various jurisdictions from around the world. Aiming
Message from the Programme Director 3 to provide leadership in teaching, learning and research, our teaching staff are committed to educating students in the
law through innovative teaching approaches and by drawing on their diverse research and professional experience in
Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law 4 Student Statistics for 2010/11 intake numerous jurisdictions.

Overview of JD Programme 5
Banding of students admitted to the JD Programme

Programme Requirements 6 Band 1 24.55%


First Class Bachelor’s degree or distinction Master’s degree
or PhD or equivalent

Study Scheme 7 Band 2 32.59%


Borderline First Class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Geographic origins of Bachelor’s degree
Band 3 42.86%
Our Student Profile 10 Strong upper-second Bachelor’s degree or credit Master’s
degree or equivalent Hong Kong 36%
United States 19%
Canada 18%
The Learning Environment 11 Mainland China 12%
United Kingdom 9%
Australia and New Zealand 5%
Our International Academic Faculty 11 Range of discipline of Bachelor’s degree Other parts of Asia 1%

Social Science 20%


International Exchange 12 Business Administration
Account / Finance
18%
17%
Arts 16%
Pure Science 12%
Mooting 13 Law / Legal related 9% Career fields of students upon admission to the JD Programme
Computer / Engineering 7%
Medicine / Health 1% General Business & Management 17%
Careers 14 Internship 16%
Others 15%
Education 10%
Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15 Finance / Banking 10%
Public body / Law enforcement 7%
Account / Audit 6%
Tuition Fee 16 Academic qualification upon admission to the JD Programme Computer / Engineering
Legal
5%
4%
Media 4%
Scholarships 16 Sales / Marketing
Medicine / Health
4%
2%
With Bachelor and other postgraduate degrees
29%
(Masters and Doctoral degrees)
Continuing Education Fund 16
With two or more Bachelor's degrees only 2%

Contact Us 16
With a Bachelor's degree only 69%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%

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2 Message from the Dean Message from the Programme Director 3 12 International Exchange Mooting 13

International
Message from Exchange
the Dean
Exchanges give you the opportunity to travel to new places, to meet
new people, to experience new cultures, to learn new subjects, to Moot team preparing their case
We are Hong Kong's most enterprising and dynamic Faculty of Law, refresh your mind, and to impress future employers.
located within one of Asia’s great teaching and research universities.
The Faculty is innovative and responsive to the changing needs of the Message from the Credits earned abroad may be transferred back to count towards
legal professions in the new century. We offer opportunities and
challenges to talented people. Programme Director
your degree requirements without affecting your grades. In addition
to university-wide exchanges, which cover more than two hundred Mooting
destinations, there are also faculty-based exchanges whereby
Our Faculty is highly international in character, with professors and students can go to the Melbourne Law School of University of
other teachers coming from Europe, North America, Australia, New Melbourne (Australia), Washington College of Law of American
In mooting, law students present written and oral arguments on a
Zealand, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Hong Kong’s success, prosperity and freedom are largely dependent on the strength and autonomy of its University (Washington DC, USA), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of
hypothetical legal case in a courtroom simulation. Mooting gives students
Upon joining the Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK, you will participate Common Law system, and on the skill and independence of the legal profession. This skill and independence Law of Yeshiva University (New York, USA), Faculty of Law of Siu Tsz Him, Patrick
a taste of life as a lawyer presenting a client's case in court. In recent years,
in a co-operative and innovative community dedicated to teaching, must rest upon a sound legal education which, in an open and complex society such as Hong Kong, demands not University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Faculty of Law of BA (Oxford), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK)
JD students have participated in internal, local and international mooting Pupil barrister, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong
research, and international exchange bringing the best of China to the only a solid grounding in the law’s rules, principles and values, but also a broader understanding of the Maastricht University (Netherlands).
competitions. They have successfully represented Hong Kong at
world and the best of the world to China. community within which the law operates. While I was a Juris Doctor student at
competitions in Austria, India, USA and Vietnam.
Further information about destinations, funding, and credit transfer CUHK, I was fascinated by the extensive
learning opportunities. In particular, the
We will do everything possible to enrich your educational experience. It is this wider context which breathes life into the study and practice of law. This context embraces such fields is available on the Faculty of Law website. Law Faculty is supportive of students'
The Faculty of Law fully encourages the participation of JD students in participation in mooting and CUHK is
We are confident that, together, we will form a professional as economics, politics, science, commerce, culture, finance, language, history and government. In short legal
mooting competitions. Participation will count as course credits towards indeed gaining recognition as a mooting
partnership that will equip you to contribute to the development of education should be an extension of a broader liberal education. power house. I keenly took part in
degree completion. For each moot a professor advises the team and international mooting competitions when I
Hong Kong’s community and the defence and advancement of the rule was in both the JD and PCLL Programmes.
supervises their preparation. Practice moots also take place in the The Faculty gave me considerable
of law. Hong Kong needs and deserves individuals of your calibre to The Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK (‘Juris Doctor Asia’) builds upon the broad talent base of outstanding
Graduate Law Centre's state-of-the art Moot Court. guidance, through which I sharpened my
further its development and enable it to compete in an increasingly graduates from non-law academic backgrounds. It provides those graduates with a first-class legal education, advocacy skills.
Luk Ching Ping, Theresa
global environment. equipping them for admission to the legal profession or for leadership roles in other professions and callings. BSc (Hons) (Toronto), JD (CUHK) candidate The Faculty of Law has enjoyed great success in both local and
Our JD graduates are our gift to Hong Kong. We look forward to working together with you to achieve your goals Training contract, Deacons 2012
international mooting competitions. For example, teams from CUHK
Join us and explore this exciting and rewarding journey yourself. and to advance our global city.
Studying in CUHK’s JD Programme has gone a long way in preparing my legal career. Not only has recently won the prize for best written argument at the Philip C. Jessup
the academically challenging programme enhanced my critical thinking skills, the wide variety of
courses has also broadened my perspectives on the law. The teaching is done from a practical
International Moot Court Competition, the best written argument at the
Yours sincerely, Yours sincerely,
perspective and the Programme has provided me with all the legal skills that I need in order to Red Cross Humanitarian Law Moot, and prizes for outstanding advocacy in
thrive. In addition to the resourceful professors, the diversity of the student body has also fostered
an innovative and stimulating learning environment in which I can take part. My experience at the Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Philip C. Jessup International
CUHK has truly been fruitful. Moot Court Competition.

Nancie Zhu
Ho Yue Ho, Justin BA (Hons) (HKU), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate
Mike McConville (Professor) Stephen Hall BA (Tufts), JD (CUHK), BCL (Dist) (Oxford), LLM (Harvard) candidate
Training Contract, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 2011

Simon F. S. Li Professor of Law and Professor, Faculty of Law


Director, Juris Doctor Programme The JD Programme gave me a very useful introduction and foundation to core substantive law topics. More importantly however, the The CUHK JD Programme has without doubt given me a great foundation for my career in law. The ever knowledgeable and approachable professors
Dean, Faculty of Law
Programme taught me to think and speak like a lawyer; the problem-solving skills and ability to construct logical, coherent arguments and teachers, the facilities and convenient location of the Graduate Law Centre amongst all the major law firms, made for a comfortable experience.
which were introduced to me at CUHK continue to be extremely useful to me today. Additionally, the opportunity to represent the There was a professionalism about the whole programme which put me in the right frame of mind from day one. The broad range of courses and
Faculty as an oralist in international moot competitions has been invaluable in training me to respond to difficult questions put to me activities, such as mooting competitions, combined with the added incentives of the scholarship prizes, really kept me focused to achieve the best
in argument with level-headed, precise answers. grades and secure a training contract at a top international law firm.

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4 Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law


Overview of JD Programme 5 14 Careers Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15

Careers Entrance Requirements and


How to Apply
The Faculty runs a careers advice programme which supports students by informing them about the range of

OVERVIEW OF JD PROGRAMME careers available to law graduates, and preparing them to develop the skills and attributes that will enable them
to meet their personal career goals. Applicants for admission to the JD Programme must have:
(I) graduated from a recognised university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or a law degree from a
non-common law jurisdiction, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
Information (II) graduated from an honours programme of a recognised university with a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or
JURIS DOCTOR ASIA a law degree from a non-common law jurisdiction, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B” in
Your postgraduate professional law degree The Faculty helps students explore career opportunities in several ways. First the Faculty’s Virtual Careers undergraduate courses; or
Resource Centre is a unique on-line resource that serves as a contact point for employers, teaching faculty and (III) completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a versatile postgraduate law degree leading students. The Centre contains information about employers and advice on applying for jobs and preparing for equivalent to an honours degree.
potentially to admission as barrister or solicitor in Hong Kong. It is also interviews.
perfectly suitable for the assumption of leadership roles in fields such as Students may apply for admission to the JD Programme before having completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
commerce, finance, government, community service, law enforcement, In addition, the Faculty regularly invites guest speakers to talk about careers in the legal profession and in other provided they are in the final year of study for a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). In these cases any offer made will be

Vision and Mission public administration, education, and the media. It is a respected and
internationally-recognised award conferred by many universities in leading Colin Hung
areas in which students are interested. Members of the Faculty’s academic staff are also willing to offer
guidance. Between them they have experience of legal practice and academia in Hong Kong and most other
subject to the conditions that all requirements for graduation in the Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and for admission
to the JD Programme are satisfied prior to commencing the JD Programme.

of the Faculty of Law jurisdictions abroad. All courses in the JD Programme at The Chinese
University of Hong Kong (CUHK) are taught and assessed entirely in the
BSc (Wisconsin-Madison), JD (CUHK) candidate
Training contract, K&L Gates 2011
common law jurisdictions as well as continental Europe and the PRC.

English language. Studying at the Juris Doctor Programme of Many solicitors’ firms and barristers’ chambers invite our JD students to social events at which they can meet Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement by:
CUHK is great fun and intellectually
practising lawyers and find out more about their work and working environment.
challenging. At the same time, the • possessing a Bachelor’s degree obtained by completing a programme of study in Hong Kong or an English-speaking
students here receive enormous support
The JD Programme at CUHK provides students with an country, or which was taught primarily in the English language; or
Enriched by the intellectual and cultural heritage of its University and from the Faculty. The quality of teaching
intellectually-enriching general education in law, while simultaneously is excellent and the professors are all
• achieving a result of Band 7.5 or better in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which result
situated at the heart of the legal system, the Faculty of Law brings approachable and ready to respond to Personal Preparation
permitting them to complete a wide range of challenging elective courses questions raised by students. A wide range was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD Programme; or
together common law and Chinese law with other great legal
in the common law, Chinese law, comparative law, international law, and of courses is available for students to
• achieving a result of 600 (Paper Based Test), or 100 (Internet Based Test) or better in the Test of English as a Foreign
traditions and values to promote justice and to safeguard the rule of explore their interests and classes allow us Once students have identified their career goals, they must consider how to
the law of trade, business and finance. All students entering the JD to have a lot of interaction. The CUHK Juris Language (TOEFL), which result was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD
law. An international family of research-led scholars creates a meet them. The Faculty runs workshops on writing job applications and
Programme will be encouraged to look behind the contemporary rules of Doctor Programme provides exceptional
Programme; or
dynamic, flexible learning environment. Students are encouraged to legal education and equips students for
attending interviews. These workshops give students practical advice and the
law to the values, purposes, and policies underlying them. Emphasis will
develop a deep and critical understanding of legal theory and practice. the challenges in their future legal career. • providing alternative evidence of English proficiency equivalent to one of the preceding measures.
be placed on the acquisition of transferable skills and competencies rather opportunity to develop the skills and attributes for which employers are
Graduates will possess the intellectual skills and ethical values to searching.
than on a simple identification of the existing rules.
become future leaders and serve the needs of the community.

An important feature of the JD Programme at CUHK is that it is entirely How to Apply


Supported by world class research, the Faculty of Law provides a Tania Tse
postgraduate in both form and substance. Our JD students will not be
flexible, learner-centred environment in which students are actively BA (Brown), JD (CUHK), PCLL (HKU) candidate
sharing classes with undergraduate students, but will often be joining Training contract, Clifford Chance 2011 Applicants should make their applications via the Internet on the Graduate School webpage:
engaged and prepared for distinction in the legal profession and for
Master of Laws (LLM) and other postgraduate law students in stimulating <http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/gss/apply.html>.
leadership roles in Hong Kong, China and internationally. The Faculty Carrilyn Lui The JD Programme is an intense and enriching experience. The
classes led by first-rate faculty at one of Asia’s premier research and diverse backgrounds of the teaching faculty and students make Please follow the instructions to submit an application for admission. Applicants must read the “notes for online application”
is building strong and enduring links with alumni and friends so that BBA (CUHK), JD (CUHK) candidate
teaching universities. The JD Programme is formally classified as a Taught the learning environment all the more exciting. Students are on the Graduate School webpage before submitting an application via the Internet.
law students are educated and fully equipped for successful careers in given the opportunity to learn and develop the skills expected of
Master’s Degree and it is not customary for JD graduates to use the title Joining the JD Programme at CUHK was future lawyers through a variety of law courses, complemented
the legal profession, government, business and industry. one of the wisest decisions of my life. with self-studying and research. Also to be found is a There is a non-refundable application fee of HK$180.
“Doctor”. Besides having the chance to learn and constructive and meaningful dialogue between the Faculty and
work with the brightest people, I am also the students. Being able to balance the workload of the JD
grateful for the high teaching quality and Programme, participation in extra-curricular activities and the Joseph Wong
With CUHK as its home, experienced and dedicated international the excellent learning environment that enticements of city life with my JD friends have definitely made BBA (HKUST), MPhil (CityU), JD (CUHK) candidate Application Deadline
professors, a strong focus on students, and the teaching of law in context, the school provides. My studies at CUHK my JD experience a very rewarding one. Training Contract, Herbert Smith LLP 2012
have not only equipped me with
the JD Programme provides students with a rare opportunity for professional legal knowledge, but also 28 February 2011 (first round)
The JD Programme is demanding but also rewarding. I am exposed to the virtues
professional and academic growth. practical skills such as critical thinking and and rigours of the common law system in Hong Kong. It was difficult starting from 8 April 2011 (second round)
political and business awareness. These scratch in the law, but our professors have made it manageable by being
skills are equally useful in non-legal supportive and dedicated in their teaching. I believe what makes the JD Programme
Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are
The JD Programme at CUHK has already established itself as a leader in careers. I look forward to applying my special is the focus on preparing students for the challenges of professional life. I strongly encouraged.
knowledge that I acquired here to better am also involved in two mooting competitions. Mooting is an invaluable experience
professional legal education in Hong Kong and the East Asian region. comprehend our society in the future! Applications submitted after 8 April 2011 may be considered, subject to the availability of places.
because you experience the life of a solicitor and a barrister in just a few months.

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6 Programme Requirements Study Scheme 7 16 Tuition Fee • Scholarships • Continuing Education Fund • Contact Us

Tuition Fee*
Programme HK$4,000 per unit for a total of 72 units within the normative study period
Requirements * Subject to annual review

Charmine Cheung
BA (Boston), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK),

Study Scheme
LLM (Cambridge) candidate
The JD Programme consists of 72 units (i.e., the equivalent of 24 term-length
courses each worth 3 units). Students can enroll in full-time or part-time mode of
study. Full-time students can complete the Programme in as short as 24 months
The two years I spent studying the Juris Doctor
Programme at CUHK were not only focused on Scholarships
teaching the black-letter law. The Faculty were
(the normative study period) or as long as 48 months (the maximum study period) always supportive in student endeavours, both
academic and private. The professors and There will be a limited number of scholarships and prizes for JD students.
while part-time students may complete the Programme in 42 months* (the
Full-time teaching staff sought to develop our critical For details please visit <http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk>.
normative study period) or as long as 84 months (the maximum study period). analysis and research methodology skills, which
later proved invaluable in my subsequent work
experience and my further studies in law.
In order to graduate, students must complete four required courses (Legal Full-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative
System; Jurisprudence; Legal Research, Analysis and Writing; The Individual, the study period of 24 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to
Community and the Law). This required component is designed to provide JD
students with the essential foundational knowledge and skills for a well-rounded
observe the following sequence of courses:
Continuing
general legal education and a first-hand appreciation of the relationship between
the legal system and the broader community which it serves and regulates.
Year 1 Education Fund
Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
Moreover, all students must complete a mandatory research component by • Legal System Thirteen postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty have been included
undertaking either Independent Research or the more extensive Independent • Principles of Constitutional Law*
• Principles of Contract*
in the list of reimbursable courses for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
Research Dissertation. This component conforms to the JD’s postgraduate status
• Elective purposes. For details regarding CEF please refer to the website:
and is aligned to the most respected JD programmes abroad. In completing the
Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* <http://www.sfaa.gov.hk/cef>.
research component, students should demonstrate a mastery of legal research
• Principles of Civil Procedure*
and writing and the capacity to think creatively about the law. • Principles of Tort*
• Elective
The Faculty of Law offers its own highly innovative Postgraduate Certificate in • Elective Lau Ting Ting, Bonnie

Contact Us
BS (Dist) (Penn State), MBA (Dist) (HKU), JD (CUHK) candidate
Laws (PCLL) Programme. Students aspiring to admission as a barrister or solicitor Summer Term • Jurisprudence Training Contract, Baker & McKenzie 2012
in Hong Kong must pursue elective courses which will enable them to apply for • Elective
The CUHK JD experience has been really
admission into the PCLL Programme. These elective courses are also open to
Year 2 enjoyable. Classes are taught by passionate Telephone: (852) 3163-4310
students who do not plan to enter the PCLL. professors and the discussions amongst
students are intellectually enlightening. Because Fax: (852) 2994-2505
Term One • Principles of Company Law*
Jeffrey Kwok • Principles of Criminal Law*
of the unique feature of the JD being a second Website: http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk
All our JD students are able to choose elective courses from a wide range of degree, I am exposed to a range of different
BBA (HKUST), JD (CUHK) candidate
• Principles of Equity and Trusts* perspectives from my colleagues. This E-mail: lawpgadm@cuhk.edu.hk
Training Contract, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & intellectually stimulating and professionally enhancing offerings, thereby enabling • Principles of Land Law* broadened my mind and would certainly help in
Flom 2012
them to complete their degree requirements while achieving their own academic • Elective my future career development. Furthermore,
the professors not only focus on academic Address: Faculty of Law
The JD Programme at CUHK has been a and professional goals. Term Two • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation theory, they also bring in practical experience
truly invigorating and rewarding from their profession and provide guidance on
6/F., Teaching Complex at Western Campus
• Principles of Commercial Law*
experience. Faculty members are highly
• Principles of Criminal Procedure* students’ professional development. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
experienced and enthusiastic. The Most of the courses in the JD Programme are 3-unit courses. This means that
curriculum is intensive yet comprehensive • Principles of Evidence* Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
and practical. Classes are well-organised
students will have an average of 3 contact hours per week with teachers in that • Elective
and opportunities such as mooting course. Finally, all students must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required by
competitions and vacation placements are Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law
widely available. Also contributing to the the University for postgraduate programmes and must fulfill the University’s IT • Principles of Conveyancing*
dynamic learning environment is the Proficiency Test requirement before they can graduate.
diverse student body that brings together Talent Chen
distinguished individuals with unique
BASc (UBC), MSc (Stanford), JD (CUHK),
backgrounds and work experiences. I have
* Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. PCLL (CUHK) candidate
really enjoyed my time in this Programme;
it is unquestionably a lot of hard work, but * Part-time students may apply to accelerate their studies and complete the Programme in 36 months
at the same time, a lot of fun! with the permission of the Graduate Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. The JD Programme was a great challenge for me since it required lots of hard work, dedication and perseverance. However, it was also
rewarding beyond my expectations. Having been an engineer in my earlier life, I was not really sure whether the study of law could further
advance my career. Thanks to the continuous guidance and support of the Faculty, I soon discovered the treasure of legal knowledge and my
passion for it. I believe the JD is the right step toward success and it has played a vital part in my career.

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8 Study Scheme Study Scheme 9

Part-time Elective Courses*


Part-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative • Australian Constitutional Law • Conflict of Laws • Jessup International Law Moot
study period of 42 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to • Business and the Law in Hong Kong • Copyright, Digital Subject Matter and • Law and Literature
• Canadian Constitutional Law Information Technology • Law of International Business Transactions I
observe the following sequence of courses: • Chinese Accounting and Law • Crime and the Sanctioning Process • Law of International Business Transactions II
• Chinese Banking Law • Dispute Resolution • Legal System and Methods in China
• Chinese Civil Law • Dispute Resolution in China • Mooting
• Chinese Civil Procedure Law • European Union Law • Non-Marine Insurance Law
Year 1 • Chinese Commercial Law • History, Culture, and the Law • Principles of Corporate Crime and Social
• Chinese Company Law • International and Comparative Responsibility
Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing • Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law Environmental Law • Principles of Employment Law

Juris Doctor (JD)


• Legal System • Chinese Contract Law • International and Comparative Intellectual • Principles of Environmental Law
• Principles of Contract* • Chinese Economy and Law Property Law • Principles of Family Law
• Chinese Environmental Law • International Commercial Dispute Resolution • Principles of Intellectual Property
Term Two • Principles of Civil Procedure* • Chinese Finance and Law • International Economic Development and the • Principles of International Law
• Principles of Tort* • Chinese Financial Law Law • Principles of Mediation
• Elective • Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law • International Economic Law Skills • Principles of Remedies
Juris Doctor Asia Your Postgraduate Professional Law Degree Summer Term • Jurisprudence


Chinese Intellectual Property Law
Chinese Law Internship
• International Economics
• International Finance and Accounting


Principles of Revenue Law
Principles of Securities Regulation
• Chinese Politics and Law • International Financial and Banking Law • Private International Law in China
Year 2 • Chinese Practice on International Law • International Legal Advocacy • Property Law in China
• Chinese Securities Regulation • International Relations • Refugee Clinical Legal Assistance Programme
Faculty of Law Term One • Principles of Constitutional Law* •

Chinese Tax Law
Common Law: Globalization and Convergence
• International Taxation
• Interviewing and Counselling


Secured Transactions and the Law
Shipping Law
• Principles of Criminal Law*
The Chinese University of Hong Kong • Elective


Common Law: Origins and Development
Comparative Company Law
• Issues in Company Law
• Issues in Contract


The Law of Electronic Commerce
Trans-national Legal Problems
Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* • Comparative Constitutional Law • Issues in Criminal Law • World Trade Law
• Principles of Criminal Procedure* • Comparative Constitutional Traditions • Issues in Equity and Trusts
• Elective • Comparative Contract Law • Issues in Human Rights
• Comparative Corporate Governance • Issues in Land Law
Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law • Comparative Legal Traditions • Issues in Remedies
• Competition Law • Issues in Tort

Year 3 * Courses on this list may be offered from time to time. The offering of an elective course in any
Term One • Principles of Company Law* term will depend on teacher availability and sufficient student interest.
• Principles of Equity and Trusts*
• Principles of Land Law*
Term Two • Principles of Commercial Law*
• Principles of Evidence*
• Elective
Summer Term • Principles of Conveyancing*
Shek Ka Man, Camille
BSc (UCLA), JD (CUHK) candidate
Year 4
Coming from a microbiology background, I
Term One • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation find the JD Programme at CUHK to be very
Chen Li Catherine Hau
• Elective educational and useful. Taught by
BBA (UWS), JD (CUHK), LLM (NUS), BA (Cornell), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate highly-experienced and approachable
• Elective
LLM (NYU) candidate Training contract, Slaughter and May 2011 Darwin Goei faculty members, the Programme not only
BSE (Duke), MS (Stanford), JD (CUHK) candidate equips its students with practical legal
The JD Programme has done many I believe the CUHK JD Programme provides knowledge but also with the necessary
wonderful things for me. It has made me a good transition for students who went to Having trained and worked as an skill to solve problems logically in
think more sharply, critically and * Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. deducing effective and innovative
university overseas and now aim to electronic circuit designer, I first thought
analytically. It has enabled me to become a lawyer in Hong Kong. I gained that going to law school would be a big solutions. For that reason, I find the
approach and solve new problems in ways not only a solid foundation in doctrinal law change. In fact, I have so far found Programme conducive to the growth of its
which will help me for the rest of my life. but also a firm understanding of the studying law very similar to studying students regardless of their academic
The JD Programme is devoted to helping practical implications of the law. The engineering. Both require one to examine background and future career endeavours.
students learn about Hong Kong law, Programme also gave me the chance to the problem thoroughly, identify the
Chinese law and transnational law. I am participate in an international commercial issues, and attack them one by one. In
grateful for the incredible opportunities, arbitration moot, which was a rewarding addition to analytical skills, the CUHK JD
patient guidance and full support I experience. Programme equips students with the
received as a JD student. The JD has necessary writing and communication
already opened many doors in my skills, professional networks and, of
continuing legal studies at premier course, legal knowledge in order to
institutions in Asia and the United States. become successful legal professionals.

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10 Our Student Profile


The Learning Environment • Our International Academic Faculty 11

Our Student Profile The Learning Environment


The JD Programme at CUHK is distinguished not only by the strength and global Graduate Law Centre
character of its academic faculty, but also by the quality and breadth of its
student body. All JD courses are delivered in the CUHK Graduate Law Centre, located in Hong Kong's central business district at 2/F,
Bank of America Tower, Central. Teaching facilities in the Graduate Law Centre include the Warren Chan Moot Court,

Table of
Admission to the JD Programme is highly competitive. Every year, around half lecture theatres and breakout rooms. All the rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which provide an
of our students are admitted with an undergraduate degree awarded with first ideal environment for learning. In addition, there is also a Legal Resources Centre, the computer laboratory and a
class honours, a doctorate, a master’s degree with distinction, or a bachelor’s student common area with computer stations to serve all postgraduate students undertaking their studies at the

Contents degree with borderline first class honours (or equivalent). The remaining Graduate Law Centre. Students in the JD Programme also have access to all facilities on the main CUHK campus at
students are admitted with a strong upper-second class degree or equivalent. Shatin on the same basis as other postgraduate students of the University.
Typically, about 60% of our students received one or more of their degrees
outside Hong Kong, frequently at leading universities in North America, Europe
and Australia. Our students’ academic backgrounds cover virtually all
disciplines from accountancy to zoology. This mix of students significantly Our International Academic Faculty
enriches the teaching and learning experience in the JD Programme.
Message from the Dean 2
The Faculty has a strong team of experienced academic staff from various jurisdictions from around the world. Aiming
Message from the Programme Director 3 to provide leadership in teaching, learning and research, our teaching staff are committed to educating students in the
law through innovative teaching approaches and by drawing on their diverse research and professional experience in
Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law 4 Student Statistics for 2010/11 intake numerous jurisdictions.

Overview of JD Programme 5
Banding of students admitted to the JD Programme

Programme Requirements 6 Band 1 24.55%


First Class Bachelor’s degree or distinction Master’s degree
or PhD or equivalent

Study Scheme 7 Band 2 32.59%


Borderline First Class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Geographic origins of Bachelor’s degree
Band 3 42.86%
Our Student Profile 10 Strong upper-second Bachelor’s degree or credit Master’s
degree or equivalent Hong Kong 36%
United States 19%
Canada 18%
The Learning Environment 11 Mainland China 12%
United Kingdom 9%
Australia and New Zealand 5%
Our International Academic Faculty 11 Range of discipline of Bachelor’s degree Other parts of Asia 1%

Social Science 20%


International Exchange 12 Business Administration
Account / Finance
18%
17%
Arts 16%
Pure Science 12%
Mooting 13 Law / Legal related 9% Career fields of students upon admission to the JD Programme
Computer / Engineering 7%
Medicine / Health 1% General Business & Management 17%
Careers 14 Internship 16%
Others 15%
Education 10%
Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15 Finance / Banking 10%
Public body / Law enforcement 7%
Account / Audit 6%
Tuition Fee 16 Academic qualification upon admission to the JD Programme Computer / Engineering
Legal
5%
4%
Media 4%
Scholarships 16 Sales / Marketing
Medicine / Health
4%
2%
With Bachelor and other postgraduate degrees
29%
(Masters and Doctoral degrees)
Continuing Education Fund 16
With two or more Bachelor's degrees only 2%

Contact Us 16
With a Bachelor's degree only 69%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%

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2 Message from the Dean Message from the Programme Director 3 12 International Exchange Mooting 13

International
Message from Exchange
the Dean
Exchanges give you the opportunity to travel to new places, to meet
new people, to experience new cultures, to learn new subjects, to Moot team preparing their case
We are Hong Kong's most enterprising and dynamic Faculty of Law, refresh your mind, and to impress future employers.
located within one of Asia’s great teaching and research universities.
The Faculty is innovative and responsive to the changing needs of the Message from the Credits earned abroad may be transferred back to count towards
legal professions in the new century. We offer opportunities and
challenges to talented people. Programme Director
your degree requirements without affecting your grades. In addition
to university-wide exchanges, which cover more than two hundred Mooting
destinations, there are also faculty-based exchanges whereby
Our Faculty is highly international in character, with professors and students can go to the Melbourne Law School of University of
other teachers coming from Europe, North America, Australia, New Melbourne (Australia), Washington College of Law of American
In mooting, law students present written and oral arguments on a
Zealand, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Hong Kong’s success, prosperity and freedom are largely dependent on the strength and autonomy of its University (Washington DC, USA), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of
hypothetical legal case in a courtroom simulation. Mooting gives students
Upon joining the Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK, you will participate Common Law system, and on the skill and independence of the legal profession. This skill and independence