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International :28 Feb

LLM Law

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
2 Years
 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 Master of Laws programme at the University of Hong Kong is a highly competitive course for those who already received outstanding results while studying for their first law degree at top universities throughout the world.

Many come to the programme already with exceptional legal experience and postgraduate degrees. All are fluent in English, and many are fluent in other languages.

The programme provides students with a maximum amount of flexibility in developing their legal interests and expertise in a friendly, engaging and international environment.

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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

The candidate is offered the following courses

Capstone courses

(Candidates must choose one course from the list below.)

  • LLAW6054 9-credit Dissertation (9 credits)
  • LLAW6014 18-credit Dissertation (18 credits)
  • LLAW6022 Advanced research methodology (9 credits)

Electives

PRC law

  • LLAW6268 Administrative law and governance in China (9 credits)
  • LLAW6115 Advanced seminar on Chinese law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6185 China investment law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6186 China trade law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6003 Civil and commercial law in the People's Republic of China (9 credits)
  • LLAW6025 Company law and securities regulation in the People's Republic of China
  • LLAW6251 Comparative property law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6171 Corruption: China in comparative perspective (9 credits)
  • LLAW6114 Cross-border legal relations between the Mainland and Hong Kong (9 credits)
  • LLAW6214 Current issues in Chinese law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6070 Human rights in the People’s Republic of China (9 credits)
  • LLAW6212 Intellectual property protection in China: law, politics and culture (9 credits)
  • LLAW6008 Introduction to Chinese law and legal system (9 credits)
  • LLAW6056 Law and development in the People's Republic of China (9 credits)
  • LLAW6110 Law and regulation of banking and insurance in the People’s Republic of China (9 credits)
  • LLAW6029 Managing commercial disputes in China: law, issues and techniques (9 credits)
  • LLAW6139 PRC information technology law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6047 PRC property law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6048 PRC security and insolvency law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6225 PRC shipping law (in Putonghua) (9 credits)
  • LLAW6201 PRC taxation law and policy (9 credits)
  • LLAW6167 PRC tort law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6213 Property protection in China: law, politics and culture (9 credits)
  • LLAW6211 World trade law, policy and business (9 credits)

Human rights and public law

  • LLAW6228 Advanced legal theory (9 credits)
  • LLAW6183 Animal law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6058 Armed conflict, humanitarian law and human rights (9 credits)
  • LLAW6153 Business and human rights (9 credits)
  • LLAW6232 Clinical legal education programme - refugee stream (9 credits)
  • LLAW6226 Comparative constitutional law theories (9 credits)
  • LLAW6262 Comparative law of elections (9 credits)
  • LLAW6220 Constitutionalism in emerging states (9 credits)
  • LLAW6267 Courts (9 credits)
  • LLAW6233 Critical theory in legal scholarship (9 credits)
  • LLAW6114 Cross-border legal relations between the Mainland and Hong Kong (9 credits)
  • LLAW6060 Current issues in human rights (9 credits)
  • LLAW6062 Economic, social and cultural rights (9 credits)
  • LLAW6063 Equality and non-discrimination (9 credits)
  • LLAW6064 Ethnicity, human rights and democracy (9 credits)
  • LLAW6119 Human rights and cyberspace (9 credits)
  • LLAW6070 Human rights in the People’s Republic of China (9 credits)
  • LLAW6034 Human rights in Hong Kong (9 credits)
  • LLAW6242 Human rights in practice (9 credits)
  • LLAW6036 International criminal law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6007 International dispute settlement (9 credits)
  • LLAW6073 International protection of refugees and displaced persons (9 credits)
  • LLAW6231 Justice (9 credits)
  • LLAW6199 Law and policy (9 credits)
  • LLAW6179 Multiculturalism and the law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6075 National protection of human rights (9 credits)
  • LLAW6046 Privacy and data protection (9 credits)
  • LLAW6109 Public international law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6144 Rights and remedies in the criminal process (9 credits)
  • LLAW6240 Security and human rights (9 credits)
  • LLAW6221 Selected problems of the European convention on human rights (9 credits)
  • LLAW6076 Seminar in human rights research (9 credits)
  • LLAW6215 Seminar on human rights and constitutionalism in Asia (9 credits)

Commercial, corporate and financial law

  • LLAW6187 Advanced topics in competition law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6024 Banking law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6150 Comparative law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6251 Comparative property law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6154 Competition law I (9 credits)
  • LLAW6155 Competition law II (9 credits)
  • LLAW6101 Competition, mergers and acquisitions (9 credits)
  • LLAW6245 Compliance in the Hong Kong securities industry (9 credits)
  • LLAW6255 Compliance: law in practice (9 credits)
  • LLAW6254 Compliance: regulation in practice (9 credits)
  • LLAW6252 Construction of commercial contracts (9 credits)
  • LLAW6207 Corporate conflicts (9 credits)
  • LLAW6082 Corporate governance and shareholder remedies (9 credits)
  • LLAW6002 Credit and security law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6206 Cross border corporate finance: issues and techniques (9 credits)
  • LLAW6127 Current issues in financial law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6087 Current issues in insolvency law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6088 Derivatives: law and regulation (9 credits)
  • LLAW6210 Energy law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6222 Financial dispute resolution: Hong Kong and international perspectives (9 credits)
  • LLAW6194 Global business law I (9 credits)
  • LLAW6195 Global business law II (9 credits)
  • LLAW6005 Hong Kong intellectual property law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6107 Insurance law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6099 International commercial arbitration (9 credits)
  • LLAW6007 International dispute settlement (9 credits)
  • LLAW6133 International economic law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6057 International securities law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6096 International tax and tax planning (9 credits)
  • LLAW6110 Law and regulation of banking and insurance in the People’s Republic of China (9 credits)
  • LLAW6239 Law and regulation of private banking and wealth management I (9 credits)
  • LLAW6246 Law and regulation of private banking and wealth management II (9 credits)
  • LLAW6178 Law, economics, regulation and development (9 credits)
  • LLAW6055 Law of international finance 1 (9 credits)
  • LLAW6094 Law of international finance 2 (9 credits)
  • LLAW6224 Mergers and acquisitions (9 credits)
  • LLAW6097 Pension and investment funds in Hong Kong and the PRC (9 credits)
  • LLAW6093 Regulation of financial markets (9 credits)
  • LLAW6049 Securities regulation I (9 credits)
  • LLAW6244 Securities regulation II (9 credits)

International and comparative law

  • LLAW6187 Advanced topics in competition law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6229 Arms control and disarmament law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6236 ASEAN law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6226 Comparative constitutional law theories (9 credits)
  • LLAW6248 Comparative contract law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6253 Comparative land use (9 credits)
  • LLAW6150 Comparative law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6262 Comparative law of elections (9 credits)
  • LLAW6209 Comparative family law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6251 Comparative property law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6154 Competition law I (9 credits)
  • LLAW6101 Competition, mergers and acquisitions (9 credits)
  • LLAW6267 Courts (9 credits)
  • LLAW6249 Entertainment law: Popular iconography and the celebrity (9 credits)
  • LLAW6036 International criminal law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6007 International dispute settlement (9 credits)
  • LLAW6133 International economic law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6037 International environmental law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6128 International trade law I (9 credits)
  • LLAW6230 Law and practice of investment treaty arbitration (9 credits)
  • LLAW6211 World trade law, policy and business (9 credits)

Admiralty and shipping

  • LLAW6172 Carriage of goods by sea (9 credits)
  • LLAW6128 International trade law I (9 credits)
  • Information technology and intellectual property law
  • LLAW6106 Advanced issues in information technology (9 credits)
  • LLAW6261 Asian communications law and policy (9 credits)
  • LLAW6124 Communications law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6223 Copyright and creativity (9 credits)
  • LLAW6117 Cybercrime (9 credits)
  • LLAW6111 E-business law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6005 Hong Kong intellectual property law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6119 Human rights and cyberspace (9 credits)
  • LLAW6120 Intellectual property and information technology (9 credits)
  • LLAW6140 Intellectual property, innovation and development (9 credits)
  • LLAW6212 Intellectual property protection in China: law, politics and culture (9 credits)
  • LLAW6132 International and comparative intellectual property law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6170 Introduction to information technology law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6181 Management and commercialization of intellectual property (9 credits)
  • LLAW6176 Online dispute resolution (9 credits)
  • LLAW6219 Patent law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6139 PRC information technology law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6046 Privacy and data protection (9 credits)
  • LLAW6200 Topics in trademark law (9 credits)

Others

  • LLAW6138 Arbitration law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6238 Comparative arbitration in Asia (9 credits)
  • LLAW6209 Comparative family law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6222 Financial dispute resolution: Hong Kong & international perspectives (9 credits)
  • LLAW6216 Graduate seminar (9 credits)
  • LLAW6237 International arbitration: practice, process and strategy (9 credits)
  • LLAW6204 Public law in common law jurisdictions (9 credits)
  • LLAW6227 Introduction to private international law (conflict of laws) (9 credits)
  • LLAW6263 Introduction to U.S. class action law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6197 Law and social theory (9 credits)
  • LLAW6196 Preventative law: approach to conflict prevention (9 credits)
  • LLAW6164 Principles of family law (9 credits)
  • LLAW6258 Private law in common law jurisdictions (9 credits)
  • LLAW6247 Medico-legal issues (9 credits)
  • LLAW6250 The regulation of biomedical research (9 credits)

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How to Apply

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