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  1. Legal eaglets fly high

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... we are only first-year students, the school has already offered us the opportunity to participate in mooting competitions.' The four students developed an interest in the legal profession at an early age. Among them, Fong was exposed initially because of his father's job as a court interpreter. Lee says he was inspired by some Ying Wa 'old boys' who became ...

  2. Master's degree lays down the law

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A new master's degree in legal translation designed to meet demand from Hong Kong's bilingual legal system will be offered from September. The master of arts degree in legal translation, launched by the Open University of Hong Kong this week, will be the city's first standalone programme for this subject. Programme leader Emily Poon Wai-yee said ...

  3. News - China

    Chinese activist in legal fight as daughter still kept from school

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 01:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... and prohibited from returning. The girl’s father, Zhang Lin, and human rights lawyers are preparing to take more legal action against Hupo Elementary School in eastern Anhui province and the Hefei ... in Anhui to give their legal advice. “I am here to provide legal recommendations to Lin and his daughter as her rights of receiving an education have been seriously violated,” Tang said, adding ...

  4. The trouble with a Tiananmen interpretation

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... incident as an example, and expressed his dissatisfaction with teachers' interpretations describing it as a 'massacre'. More serious still, he would like the Hong Kong government to set the tone for the incident, to avoid individual teachers' interpretations from sending the 'wrong' message to their students. Fortunately, local government officials appeared ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    No legal support for pushing through national education, lawyers say

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Education Ordinance does not penalise public schools for not following suggested curriculum, but government can use its executive powers 'No legal support' for national lessons Lawyers say the government cannot force public schools to start national education classes - which it says will be mandatory in three years' time. Andrew Cheng ...

  6. Legal eagles soar with the best

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the legal profession. It also consolidates the reputation of CityU as the best mooting school in Hong Kong and the region. 'Success in such a high-profile competition emphasises ... and mediation have become important features of the legal system and are expected to continue growing,' says Sharma. The team is the first to reach the grand final twice consecutively ...

  7. CityU victorious in global battle of legal minds

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with representatives of the universities of Harvard, Houston, Fordham and La Trobe to come out top in a four-day Willem C. Vis (East) moot last month. Mooting is the oral presentation of a legal issue ... fierce competition from two local institutions- HKU and Chinese University- that also offer legal studies. 'What's most important is students' confidence,' Wang said. ...

  8. Navigating a maze

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-Hei The Open University of Hong Kong offers an online master's programme in Chinese business law for businessmen wanting to navigate the legal maze on the mainland. Dr Chung Siu-leung, director of the university's e-learning centre, says the programme provides students with the flexibility to learn at their own pace. 'Lectures are online and in real-time, ...

  9. Understanding one country, two systems

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... of law at City University (CityU). Students from the mainland are attracted by the chance to gain an understanding of Hong Kong's legal system, which is based on the common law model. Most ... the programme in one year of full-time, or two years of part-time study. The Chinese and comparative law stream offers an understanding of China's legal framework, which varies considerably from ...

  10. Golden eggs for legal eagles

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... programmes evidences the need for top quality legal education in the region.' Wolff says the job prospects for qualified graduates are excellent. Research concurs. According to placement survey ... of laws or Juris Doctor degree (JD) - or equivalent law qualifications - and who wish to be admitted as a solicitor or barrister of the High Court of Hong Kong. Legal candidates can also apply ...




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