Legal Education

HKU puts off law school barrier

The city's oldest law school has made an apparent U-turn and postponed for two years its plan to tighten requirements for admission to a training programme for lawyers.

Monday, 27 February, 2012, 12:00am

Golden eggs for legal eagles

Fuelled by a diverse and vibrant business environment, Hong Kong's status as the Asian financial hub and a conduit between the mainland and overseas business community has established the city as an attractive location for lawyers.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Right tools for the mainland

Executive Diploma in China Business HKU SPACE

Many businessmen will say that China is the future given the business opportunities there, but the mainland's tax, legal and accounting systems are very different from those of Hong Kong, and anybody who wants to venture north needs to learn the inner workings to succeed.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The ghost of India's Licence Raj lingers on

While the notorious Licence Raj is slowly being phased out, India's legal community remains a closed shop. The situation harms litigants and businesses and, perhaps counter-intuitively, the lawyers themselves.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Letting legal knowledge cross borders

The one country, two systems policy preserved the judicial system of Hong Kong as it was under colonial rule. As bonds between Hong Kong and the mainland have become tighter, integration and interaction between law professionals from the two jurisdictions have proven to be both fruitful and necessary.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Beyond moot and academic

When people talk about studying law in Hong Kong, the first school to come to mind is the University of Hong Kong (HKU). It has the longest history and most impressive alumni of all the universities in the city.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

University's legal eagles fly high

Mooting requires not only hard work but also thorough knowledge of the law and the ability to think on one's feet, according to Suraj Sajnani, a fourth-year bachelor of law student at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Law Society wants mainland exam scrapped due to poor pass rate

After seven years of 'appalling' pass rates, the Law Society has called on Beijing to do away with the exam Hong Kong lawyers must take to practice law on the mainland.

The move follows the release of a study on the development of law practices in the Pearl River Delta commissioned by the society and carried out by Sun Yat-sen University.

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Lawyers at NPC pushed for right to become prosecutors or judges

More lawyers should be allowed to become judges or prosecutors, several government-friendly lawyers urged at the National People's Congress this year.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Navigating a maze

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.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

HK students shock rivals

City University's mooting team, from the law school, overcame strong opposition to win the Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2010/11 in the United States.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Director and coach laud team's ability to 'think on their feet'

Perseverance, passion, hard work and dedication drove the four law students from City University (CityU) to victory in the Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition, say the professors supporting the team.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Understanding one country, two systems

China's growing importance in the world is reflected by the increasing number of students enrolling in postgraduate programmes related to the mainland at the school of law at City University (CityU).

10 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Create two wards for boys and girls

According to a recent news report, a five-year-old girl was sexually harassed by a 13-year-old boy in the children's ward at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. It's unacceptable that such a thing could happen in Hong Kong.

6 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

DOJ scheme offers practical experience

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking for outstanding Postgraduate Certificate in Laws graduates and students to join its legal trainee scheme.

Trainees will undergo practical and professional training to satisfy the two-year solicitor training requirement of the Law Society of Hong Kong, or the one-year barrister training required by the Hong Kong Bar Association.

26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am