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LLM Chinese Law

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
146000 HKD
National
110000 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Department
Faculty of Law
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)93
TOEFL-PBT (min)583
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About this course

The LLM in Chinese Law addresses a growing need in Hong Kong and internationally for a more comprehensive understanding of the law and regulations of the People’s Republic of China. Through a comprehensive combination of theoretical, practical and policy-oriented courses, this programme enables Candidates to appreciate the modern Chinese legal system within China’s dynamic social, economic and political backdrop. This programme is designed both for students/practitioners with formal legal training who seek to acquire specialization credentials in Chinese laws, and also professionals/researchers in connected field (e.g., economics, finance, sociology, political science, business) whose China-related engagements would be enhanced with knowledge and insights on Chinese laws.

Drawing upon the expertise of Chinese law specialists, the Faculty is one of the few law schools in the world that offers a taught LLM programme in Chinese law conducted in English in an academic environment without ideological constraints. Candidates can also take advantage of the numerous China-related academic and professional opportunities/resources at the faculty and university level, including the opportunity to take selected modules in prestigious mainland law schools.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and fulfil at least one of requirements 

  • hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualification accepted by the University for this purpose; or
  • hold a degree in a discipline other than law with at least second class honours accepted by the University for this purpose and have at least two years relevant experience and professional qualifications; or
  • have obtained either the Common Professional Examination of England and Wales or the Common Professional Examination Certificate of this University, provided that in either case a second class honours degree or a qualification of equivalent standard of this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose has also been obtained.
  • for a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the Faculty English language requirement with one of the following recognized English tests:
    •  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A score of 593 or above (paper-based test) or 97 or above (internet-based test)
    •  International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An overall band score of 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5
  • The test score report is valid for two years for admissions purpose.

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Course Modules

Capstone course

  • LLAW6056 Law and development of the People’s Republic of China

Electives

  • LLAW6268 Administrative law and governance in China
  • LLAW6115 Advanced seminar on Chinese law
  • LLAW6185 China investment law
  • LLAW6186 China trade law
  • LLAW6003 Civil and commercial law in the People’s Republic of China
  • LLAW6025 Company law and securities regulation in the People’s Republic of China
  • LLAW6226 Comparative constitutional law theories
  • LLAW6248 Comparative contract law
  • LLAW6251 Comparative property law
  • LLAW6171 Corruption: China in comparative perspective
  • LLAW6114 Cross-border legal relations between the Mainland and Hong Kong
  • LLAW6214 Current issues in Chinese law
  • LLAW6054 9-Credit Dissertation
  • LLAW6014 18-Credit Dissertation (18-credit)
  • LLAW6111 E-business law
  • LLAW6070 Human rights in the People’s Republic of China
  • LLAW6212 Intellectual property in China: law, politics and culture
  • LLAW6008 Introduction to Chinese law and legal system
  • LLAW6110 Law and regulation of banking and insurance in the People’s Republic of China
  • LLAW6178 Law, economics, regulation and development
  • LLAW6253 Law of the cities
  • LLAW6029 Managing commercial disputes in China: law, issues and techniques
  • LLAW6165 PRC economic law
  • LLAW6139 PRC information technology law
  • LLAW6047 PRC property law
  • LLAW6225 PRC shipping law (in Putonghua)
  • LLAW6048 PRC security and insolvency law
  • LLAW6201 PRC taxation law and policy
  • LLAW6167 PRC tort law
  • LLAW6213 Property protection in China: law, politics and culture
  • LLAW6211 World trade law, policy and business

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How to Apply

  • Look for the interested research areas
  • Create an application account
  • Complete the online application form
  • Check the application deadlines

Documents required:

  • A copy of your identification document (e.g. HKID card / passport / National identity card / birth certificate) 
  • A copy of your visa / entry permit issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government (if applicable)
  • Academic transcript(s) issued by your high school / institution, showing your grades/examination results of the last two years
  • National / International examination results# (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, GCSE, HKCEE/HKALE/HKDSE, including in the case of GCE
  • AS-/A-Level, the Statement of Results which shows the numerical scores achieved)
  • Predicted grade for your upcoming examination issued by your school (if applicable)
  • A summary of not more than two A4-size pages of your extra-curricular activities, personal achievements, working experience, and/or any other information in support of your application
  • Two academic referee's reports

 

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