Legal Education at City University of Hong Kong

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

 The LLB, offered in both full-time and combined 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 programme may be completed in one year or 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 normally taught in the evening and Saturday afternoons.

 Applications for 2007 entry commenced on 8 December 2006 (except the LLM of Renmin University). Please visit the website apply online or obtain application materials.


 Taught Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes

 Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB)

 Juris Doctor (JD)

Master of Laws (LLM)#

# English modules are available in all streams.

Chinese modules are available in selected streams


LLM (Renmin University of China)*

taught in Chinese (Putonghua)]

Applications will start in March 2007.


MA in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (MAArbDR)


Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)


Taught and Doctorate Programme


Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD)


Research Degree Programmes


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)


The above programmes are taught in English unless otherwise specified.


* 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


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