Hong Kong



Legal Education at City University of Hong Kong

The practice of law is undergoing a significant transformation. Lawyers need to prepare themselves for this change. The School of Law at City University of Hong Kong has the right programmes to prepare you for your future.

Undergraduate Programmes

With continuous funding from the Government, the ALS is designed for employees in law offices or in law-related employment to enhance their legal knowledge.

The LLB, offered in both full-time and part-time modes, prepares students for a career in law and other professional fields.

Postgraduate Programmes

The JD offers those who have a first degree in other disciplines a fast track route for entry to the legal profession. It is also an ideal degree for leaders in non-law disciplines.

The Global Gateway LLM(Fast-track Mode) programme may be completed in one year. Flexibility in scheduling exists to extend your study beyond one year. The LLM(Regular Mode) programme may be completed in one year to two years. The MAArbDR programme can be completed between 1 year (fast-track evening) and 2˝ years (part-time evening).

The PCLL qualifies graduates to enter legal practice as trainee solicitors or pupil barristers. The PCLL is offered full-time over one year and part-time over two years.

The JSD provides an opportunity for students who wish to pursue higher studies in law in Hong Kong. Graduates can use the abbreviation “Dr” before their names.

Except the full-time JD and full-time PCLL, our taught postgraduate programmes are taught in the evening and Saturday afternoon.



Associate of Legal Studies (ALS)

Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB)

Juris Doctor (JD)

LLM (Fast-track Mode)

Chinese and Comparative Law

International Business Law

WTO and Law

Common Law

General Studies

LLM (Regular Mode)

[taught predominantly in Chinese (Putonghua)]

Chinese and Comparative Law

International Economic Law

LLM (RenminUniversity of China) 

[taught in Chinese (Putonghua)]*

Applications will normally start in May each year.

MA in Arbitration and Dispute Resoution (MAArbDR)

Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)

The above programmes are taught in English unless otherwise specified.

Taught and Research

Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD)




Exempted Course of Non-local Courses Registry, Education and Manpower Bureau. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead

The programme has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund purposes. For further details please refer to CityU School of Law’s website or http://www.info.gov.hk/sfaa/cef/



For further information, please contact lwgo@cityu.edu.hk or phone 2788-8008 or visit www.cityu.edu.hk/slw


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Phone: (852) 2788 8008
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