- Why CUHK Law
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
- Juris Doctor (JD)
- JD-MBA Double Degree
- BBA-JD Double Degree
- Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)
- Master of Laws (LLM) in Chinese Business Law
- Master of Laws (LLM) in Common Law
- Master of Laws (LLM) in International Economic Law
- Master of Philosophy in Laws (MPhil)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Laws (PhD)
- Student Admission
The JD Programme is a versatile postgraduate law degree for graduates with bachelor degrees in non-law disciplines, which potentially leads to admission into the legal profession or assuming leadership roles in a variety of work sectors. It is a respected and internationally-recognised award conferred by many universities in leading jurisdictions aboard and provides students with an intellectually-enriching general education
An important feature of this Programme is that it is entirely postgraduate in both form and substance. As a JD student, you will share classes only with other graduate students. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of
|Medium of instruction:||English|
|How and when to apply:|
You may apply by using our on-line application process at the University's Graduate School webpage within the application period, which normally starts in November
Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are
You must have:
You must also satisfy the English Language
English Language Proficiency Requirement:
You must also satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement by:
PETS scores will not be considered as an
Full-time: 24 months (normative study period).
Part-time: 42 months (normative study period).
(Application for change of study mode prior to the beginning of the first term of study will not be approved).
The CUHK Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central.
72 units: including 15 or 18 units required courses and 54 or 57 units of elective courses. Student should also pass all assessments and obtain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and pass the University IT Proficiency Test* in order to be recommended
*Applicable for students admitted in 2011-12 or before.
|Delivery mode:||There will be typically classes of three hours per week for each course during term time. For part-time students, classes will be held on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Evening classes will typically commence at 6:30pm. Saturday classes will typically commence at 2:30pm. Classes will incorporate a mix of lectures, seminars, presentations and class discussions.|
Students may also take elective courses offered in the LLM Programmes at the Faculty
Course and Unit exemptions: may be granted. Please click here
|Additional learning & development opportunities:|
HK$5,000 per unit* for a total of 72 units within normative
|Scholarships and Financial Aid:|
Careers in commerce, finance, education, public
|Admission to practice:|
You are qualified to be eligible for admission as a Solicitor or Barrister of the High Court of Hong Kong after completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) and a Solicitor’s training contract (2 years) or pupillage at the Bar (1 year). More
|Further study options:|
Postgraduate studies for Master or
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) (on completion of required elective courses and meeting other rigorous admission requirements).