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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Slow on the uptake Cyberport and Science Park are fraternal twins of sorts. Both government initiatives were conceived in the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis to encourage ventures in fast-growing fields of in ...

  2. How Prestigious Is The Juris Doctor?

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:53am by Cayleigh MayForbes

    ... Cayleigh MayForbes Legal education varies by country so while, for example, Australia recognises the Bachelor of Law, in other places acknowledgement is also given to the Juris Doctor- ... if the Juris Doctor carries the same prestige as other qualifications such as the Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Master of Law (LLM)? The Juris Doctor, Hong Kong style is for non-law graduates who latterly ...

  3. You Should Wait On An Online Juris Doctor

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:03pm by Sam Prince

    ... Sam Prince The idea of an online juris doctor may seem like a great idea for busy adults looking to save while also furthering their education, but an online juris doctor is actually a bad ... to practice law in the United States, why else is an online juris doctor a bad investment? A law degree is a social degree. A student studying in a solitary environment would never fully be able ...

  4. Sport - Soccer

    Was football first played in China? The jury is still out

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Neil Connor in Zibo If Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the game was first played on the mainland, it must be true. Or not? Decide for yourself bogus claim Ancient game, bogus claim Images of a beaming Fifa president Sepp Blatter and a small blue certific ...

  5. News - World - PHONE HACKING

    Jury in Rebekah Brooks phone-hacking trial retires to consider verdict

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:51am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian The jury in the Rebekah Brooks trial has retired to consider its verdicts on a string of offences related to phone hacking, corruption and perversion of the course of justice. ... been a privilege to work for you all,” he said before instructing them to gather up their belongings and asking them to retire to the jury room. They left with about 30 lever-arch files ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui, Kwok brothers graft trial set to open after second jury empanelled

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:10pm by AUSTIN CHIU AND STUART LAU

    ... Austin Chiu and Stuart Lau Prosecution case set to open today after judge Andrew Macrae laughs off more excuses from potential jurors who do not want to serve Second Hui, Kwoks graft jury ... a second jury was empanelled yesterday. Selection of the three men and six women to try former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and four others took six hours- double the time spent in choosing ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Exemption from jury service should be the exception rather than the rule

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Jury service a duty for all Democracy is said to be the worst form of government except for all the others tried from time to time. Defenders of the jury system of justice probably would not mind adapting this dictum right now, amid criticism following the discharge of the jury for Hong Kong's biggest corruption trial before it had even begun. The judge acted ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui trial highlights the importance of jury service

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:41pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle cliff.buddle@scmp.com The Rafael Hui corruption trial shows how we all need to understand this Jury service an important civic duty The discharging of the jury in the Rafael Hui corruption trial before it has even started has, unsurprisingly, led to questions being asked about the nature of our city's jury system. Surely, people are saying, there must ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Corruption trial delayed as judge ‘reluctantly’ discharges jury

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:44pm by Stuart Lau, Patsy Moy and Enoch Yiu

    ... trial as judge discharges entire jury The judge presiding over the city's most high-profile corruption case "reluctantly" discharged the jury barely an hour into the hearing yesterday. The collapse of the nine-strong jury, which had been sworn in on Monday, was prompted by the exit of a juror who complained of illness. While sitting there listening to the case, [your ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    LIVE: Jury discharged at Hong Kong's most high profile corruption trial

    Posted May 28th 2014, 09:42am

    ... Stuart Lau, Patsy Moy, Enoch Yiu, Danny Lee The prosecution in the most high profile graft trial in Hong Kong's history was today put on hold after issues with the jury forced its ... has been adjourned. 11.20am: "Thank you for your patience. Your services will no longer be required," the judge tells the eight jury members. Addressing the woman with the flight ...




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