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Juris Doctor (JD) Juris Doctor Asia Your Postgraduate Professional Law Degree Faculty of Law The Chinese University of Hong Kong Table of Contents Welcome 2 Message from the Programme Director 3 Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law 4 Overview of JD Programme 5 Programme Requirements 6 Study Scheme 7 Our Student Proﬁle 10 The Learning Environment 11 Our International Academic Faculty 11 International Exchange 12 Mooting 13 Careers 14 Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15 Tuition Fee 16 Scholarships 16 Continuing Education Fund 16 Contact Us 16 2 Welcome Welcome We are Hong Kong's most enterprising and dynamic Faculty of Law, located within one of Asia’s great teaching and research universities. The Faculty is innovative and responsive to the changing needs of the legal professions in the new century. We oﬀer opportunities and challenges to talented people. Our Faculty is highly international in character, with professors and other teachers coming from seventeen diﬀerent jurisdictions including Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Upon joining the Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK, you will participate in a co-operative and innovative community dedicated to teaching, research, and international exchange bringing the best of China to the world and the best of the world to China. We will do everything possible to enrich your educational experience. We are conﬁdent that, together, we will form a professional partnership that will equip you to contribute to the development of Hong Kong’s community and the defence and advancement of the rule of law. Hong Kong needs and deserves individuals of your calibre to further its development and enable it to compete in an increasingly global environment. Join with us to explore this exciting and rewarding journey. Yours sincerely, Mike McConville (Professor) Simon F. S. Li Professor of Law and Founding Dean, Faculty of Law Message from the Programme Director 3 Message from the Programme Director Hong Kong’s success, prosperity and freedom are largely dependent on the strength and autonomy of its Common Law system, and on the skill and independence of the legal profession. This skill and independence must rest upon a sound legal education which, in an open and complex society such as Hong Kong, demands not only a solid grounding in the law’s rules, principles and values, but also a broader understanding of the community within which the law operates. It is this wider context which breathes life into the study and practice of law. This context embraces such ﬁelds as economics, politics, science, commerce, culture, ﬁnance, language, history and government. In short legal education should be an extension of a broader liberal education. The Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK (‘Juris Doctor Asia’) builds upon the broad talent base of outstanding graduates from non-law academic backgrounds. It provides those graduates with a ﬁrst-class legal education, equipping them for admission to the legal profession or for leadership roles in other professions and callings. Our JD graduates are our gift to Hong Kong. We look forward to working together with you to achieve your goals and to advance our global city. Yours sincerely, Stephen Hall Professor, Faculty of Law Director, Juris Doctor Programme 4 Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Law Enriched by the intellectual and cultural heritage of its University and at the heart of the legal system, the Faculty of Law brings together common law and Chinese law with other great legal traditions and values to promote justice and safeguard the rule of law. An international family of research-led scholars creates a dynamic, ﬂexible learning environment. Students are encouraged to develop a deep and critical understanding of legal theory and practice. Graduates will possess the intellectual skills and ethical values to enable them to become future leaders and better serve the needs of the community. Supported by world class research, the Faculty of Law provides a ﬂexible, learner-centred environment in which students are actively engaged and prepared for distinction in the legal profession and for leadership roles in Hong Kong, China and internationally. The Faculty is building strong and enduring links with alumni and friends so that law students are educated and fully equipped for successful careers in the legal profession, government, business and industry. Overview of JD Programme 5 OVERVIEW OF JD PROGRAMME JURIS DOCTOR ASIA Your postgraduate professional law degree The Juris Doctor (JD) is a versatile postgraduate law degree leading potentially to admission as barrister or solicitor in Hong Kong. It is also perfectly suitable for the assumption of leadership roles in ﬁelds such as commerce, ﬁnance, government, community service, law enforcement, public administration, education, and the media. It is a respected and internationally-recognised award conferred by many universities in leading Colin Hung BSc (Wisconsin-Madison), JD (CUHK) candidate jurisdictions abroad. All courses in the JD Programme at The Chinese Training contract, K&L Gates 2011 University of Hong Kong (CUHK) are taught and assessed entirely in the Studying at the Juris Doctor Programme of English language. CUHK is great fun and intellectually challenging. At the same time, the students here receive enormous support The JD Programme at CUHK provides students with an from the Faculty. The quality of teaching intellectually-enriching general education in law, while simultaneously is excellent and the professors are all approachable and ready to respond to permitting them to complete a wide range of challenging elective courses questions raised by students. A wide range in the common law, Chinese law, comparative law, international law, and of courses is available for students to explore their interests and classes allow us the law of trade, business and ﬁnance. All students entering the JD to have a lot of interaction. The CUHK Juris Programme will be encouraged to look behind the contemporary rules of Doctor Programme provides exceptional legal education and equips students for law to the values, purposes, and policies underlying them. Emphasis will the challenges in their future legal career. be placed on the acquisition of transferable skills and competencies rather than on a simple identiﬁcation of the existing rules. An important feature of the JD Programme at CUHK is that it is entirely postgraduate in both form and substance. Our JD students will not be sharing classes with undergraduate students, but will often be joining Master of Laws (LLM) and other postgraduate law students in stimulating classes led by ﬁrst-rate faculty at one of Asia’s premier research and Carrilyn Lui BBA (CUHK), JD (CUHK) candidate teaching universities. The JD Programme is formally classiﬁed as a Taught Master’s Degree and it is not customary for JD graduates to use the title Joining the JD Programme at CUHK was one of the wisest decisions of my life. “Doctor”. Besides having the chance to learn and work with the brightest people, I am also grateful for the high teaching quality and With CUHK as its home, experienced and dedicated international the excellent learning environment that professors, a strong focus on students, and the teaching of law in context, the school provides. My studies at CUHK have not only equipped me with the JD Programme provides students with a rare opportunity for professional legal knowledge, but also professional and academic growth. practical skills such as critical thinking and political and business awareness. These skills are equally useful in non-legal The JD Programme at CUHK has already established itself as a leader in careers. I look forward to applying my knowledge that I acquired here to better professional legal education in Hong Kong and the East Asian region. comprehend our society in the future! 6 Programme Requirements Programme Requirements The JD Programme consists of 72 units (i.e., the equivalent of 24 term-length courses each worth 3 units). Students can enroll in full-time or part-time mode of study. Full-time students can complete the Programme in as short as 24 months (the normative study period) or as long as 48 months (the maximum study period) while part-time students may complete the Programme in 42 months* (the normative study period) or as long as 84 months (the maximum study period). In order to graduate, students must complete four required courses (Legal System; Jurisprudence; Legal Research, Analysis and Writing; The Individual, the Community and the Law). This required component is designed to provide JD students with the essential foundational knowledge and skills for a well-rounded general legal education and a ﬁrst-hand appreciation of the relationship between the legal system and the broader community which it serves and regulates. Moreover, all students must complete a mandatory research component by undertaking either Independent Research or the more extensive Independent Research Dissertation. This component conforms to the JD’s postgraduate status and is aligned to the most respected JD programmes abroad. In completing the research component, students should demonstrate a mastery of legal research and writing and the capacity to think creatively about the law. The Faculty of Law oﬀers its own highly innovative Postgraduate Certiﬁcate in Laws (PCLL) Programme. Students aspiring to admission as a barrister or solicitor in Hong Kong must pursue elective courses which will enable them to apply for admission into the PCLL Programme. These elective courses are also open to students who do not plan to enter the PCLL. Jeﬀrey Kwok BBA (HKUST), JD (CUHK) candidate All our JD students are able to choose elective courses from a wide range of Training Contract, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & intellectually stimulating and professionally enhancing oﬀerings, thereby enabling Flom 2012 them to complete their degree requirements while achieving their own academic The JD Programme at CUHK has been a and professional goals. truly invigorating and rewarding experience. Faculty members are highly experienced and enthusiastic. The Most of the courses in the JD Programme are 3-unit courses. This means that curriculum is intensive yet comprehensive and practical. Classes are well-organised students will have an average of 3 contact hours per week with teachers in that and opportunities such as mooting course. Finally, all students must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required by competitions and vacation placements are widely available. Also contributing to the the University for postgraduate programmes and must fulﬁll the University’s IT dynamic learning environment is the Proﬁciency Test requirement before they can graduate. diverse student body that brings together distinguished individuals with unique backgrounds and work experiences. I have really enjoyed my time in this Programme; it is unquestionably a lot of hard work, but * Part-time students may apply to accelerate their studies and complete the Programme in 36 months at the same time, a lot of fun! with the permission of the Graduate Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. Study Scheme 7 Charmine Cheung BA (Boston), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK), Study Scheme LLM (Cambridge) candidate The two years I spent studying the Juris Doctor Programme at CUHK were not only focused on teaching the black-letter law. The Faculty were always supportive in student endeavours, both academic and private. The professors and Full-time teaching staﬀ sought to develop our critical analysis and research methodology skills, which later proved invaluable in my subsequent work experience and my further studies in law. Full-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative study period of 24 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to observe the following sequence of courses: Year 1 Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing • Legal System • Principles of Constitutional Law* • Principles of Contract* • Elective Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* • Principles of Civil Procedure* • Principles of Tort* • Elective • Elective Summer Term • Jurisprudence • Elective Year 2 Term One • Principles of Company Law* • Principles of Criminal Law* • Principles of Equity and Trusts* • Principles of Land Law* • Elective Term Two • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation • Principles of Commercial Law* • Principles of Criminal Procedure* • Principles of Evidence* • Elective Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law • Principles of Conveyancing* * Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. 8 Study Scheme Part-time Part-time students aiming to complete the JD Programme in the normative study period of 42 months and to enter the PCLL Programme will need to observe the following sequence of courses: Year 1 Term One • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing • Legal System • Principles of Contract* Term Two • Principles of Civil Procedure* • Principles of Tort* • Elective Summer Term • Jurisprudence Year 2 Term One • Principles of Constitutional Law* • Principles of Criminal Law* • Elective Term Two • Principles of Administrative Law* • Principles of Criminal Procedure* • Elective Summer Term • The Individual, the Community and the Law Year 3 Term One • Principles of Company Law* • Principles of Equity and Trusts* • Principles of Land Law* Term Two • Principles of Commercial Law* • Principles of Evidence* • Elective Summer Term • Principles of Conveyancing* Year 4 Term One • Independent Research OR Independent Research Dissertation Chen Li • Elective BBA (UWS), JD (CUHK), LLM (NUS), LLM (NYU) candidate • Elective The JD Programme has done many wonderful things for me. It has made me think more sharply, critically and * Required for admission to the PCLL Programme. analytically. It has enabled me to approach and solve new problems in ways which will help me for the rest of my life. The JD Programme is devoted to helping students learn about Hong Kong law, Chinese law and transnational law. I am grateful for the incredible opportunities, patient guidance and full support I received as a JD student. The JD has already opened many doors in my continuing legal studies at premier institutions in Asia and the United States. Study Scheme 9 Elective Courses* • Australian Constitutional Law • Copyright, Digital Subject Matter and • Issues in Remedies • Business and the Law in Hong Kong Information Technology • Issues in Tort • Canadian Constitutional Law • Crime and the Sanctioning Process • Jessup International Law Moot • Chinese Accounting and Law • Dispute Resolution • Law and Literature • Chinese Banking Law • Dispute Resolution in China • Law of International Business Transactions I • Chinese Civil Law • European Union Law • Law of International Business Transactions II • Chinese Civil Procedure Law • History, Culture, and the Law • Legal System and Methods in China • Chinese Commercial Law • International and Comparative • Mooting • Chinese Company Law Environmental Law • Non-Marine Insurance Law • Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law • International and Comparative Intellectual • Preferential Trade Agreements: Theory and • Chinese Contract Law Property Law Practice • Chinese Economy and Law • International Commercial Dispute Resolution • Principles of Constructional Law • Chinese Environmental Law • International Economic Development and the • Principles of Corporate Crime and Social • Chinese Finance and Law Law Responsibility • Chinese Financial Law • International Economic Law Skills • Principles of Employment Law • Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law • International Economics • Principles of Environmental Law • Chinese Intellectual Property Law • International Finance and Accounting • Principles of Family Law • Chinese Law Internship • International Financial and Banking Law • Principles of Intellectual Property • Chinese Politics and Law • International Investment Law Principles and • Principles of International Law • Chinese Practice on International Law Practice • Principles of Mediation • Chinese Securities Regulation • International Legal Advocacy • Principles of Remedies • Chinese Tax Law • International Relations • Principles of Revenue Law • Common Law: Globalization and Convergence • International Taxation • Principles of Securities Regulation • Common Law: Origins and Development • Internship (non-credit bearing) • Private International Law in China • Comparative Company Law • Interviewing and Counselling • Property Law in China • Comparative Constitutional Law • Issues in Company Law • Refugee Clinical Legal Assistance Programme • Comparative Constitutional Traditions • Issues in Contract • Secured Transactions and the Law • Comparative Contract Law • Issues in Criminal Law • Shipping Law • Comparative Corporate Governance • Issues in Equity and Trusts • The Law of Electronic Commerce • Comparative Legal Traditions • Issues in Human Rights • Trans-national Legal Problems • Competition Law • Issues in International Law • World Trade Law • Conﬂict of Laws • Issues in Land Law * Courses on this list may be oﬀered from time to time. The oﬀering of an elective course in any term will depend on teacher availability and suﬃcient student interest. Shek Ka Man, Camille BSc (UCLA), JD (CUHK) candidate Coming from a microbiology background, I ﬁnd the JD Programme at CUHK to be very Catherine Hau educational and useful. Taught by BA (Cornell), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate highly-experienced and approachable Training contract, Slaughter and May 2011 Darwin Goei faculty members, the Programme not only BSE (Duke), MS (Stanford), JD (CUHK) candidate equips its students with practical legal I believe the CUHK JD Programme provides knowledge but also with the necessary a good transition for students who went to Having trained and worked as an skill to solve problems logically in university overseas and now aim to electronic circuit designer, I ﬁrst thought deducing eﬀective and innovative become a lawyer in Hong Kong. I gained that going to law school would be a big solutions. For that reason, I ﬁnd the not only a solid foundation in doctrinal law change. In fact, I have so far found Programme conducive to the growth of its but also a ﬁrm understanding of the studying law very similar to studying students regardless of their academic practical implications of the law. The engineering. Both require one to examine background and future career endeavours. Programme also gave me the chance to the problem thoroughly, identify the participate in an international commercial issues, and attack them one by one. In arbitration moot, which was a rewarding addition to analytical skills, the CUHK JD experience. Programme equips students with the necessary writing and communication skills, professional networks and, of course, legal knowledge in order to become successful legal professionals. 10 Our Student Proﬁle Our Student Profile The JD Programme at CUHK is distinguished not only by the strength and global character of its academic faculty, but also by the quality and breadth of its student body. Admission to the JD Programme is highly competitive. Every year, around half of our students are admitted with an undergraduate degree awarded with ﬁrst class honours, a doctorate, a master’s degree with distinction, or a bachelor’s degree with borderline ﬁrst class honours (or equivalent). The remaining students are admitted with a strong second upper class degree or equivalent. Typically, about 60% of our students received one or more of their degrees outside Hong Kong, frequently at leading universities in North America, Europe and Australia. Our students’ academic backgrounds cover virtually all disciplines from accountancy to zoology. This mix of students signiﬁcantly enriches the teaching and learning experience in the JD Programme. Student Statistics for 2011/12 intake Banding of students admitted to the JD Programme Band 1 34% First Class Bachelor’s degree or PhD or equivalent Band 2 21% Borderline First Class Bachelor’s degree or distinction Master’s degree or equivalent Geographic origins of Bachelor’s degree Band 3 45% Strong Second Upper Class Bachelor’s degree or credit Master’s degree or equivalent Hong Kong 39% United States 25% Canada 12% United Kingdom 11% Mainland China 7% Australia and New Zealand 5% Range of discipline of Bachelor’s degree Other parts of Asia 1% Social Science 34% Arts 14% Business Administration 14% Account / Finance 13% Pure Science 10% Computer / Engineering 7% Career ﬁelds of students upon admission to the JD Programme Law / Legal related 6% Medicine / Health 2% General Business & Management 20% Internship 16% Others 13% Education 13% Finance / Banking 12% Public body / Law enforcement 6% Account / Audit 6% Academic qualiﬁcation upon admission to the JD Programme Legal 5% Computer / Engineering 3% Media 2% Sales / Marketing 2% With Bachelor and other postgraduate degrees Medicine / Health 2% 29% (Masters and Doctoral degrees) With two or more Bachelor's degrees only 1% With a Bachelor's degree only 70% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% The Learning Environment • Our International Academic Faculty 11 The Learning Environment Graduate Law Centre All JD courses are delivered in the CUHK Graduate Law Centre, located in Hong Kong's central business district at 2/F, Bank of America Tower, Central. Teaching facilities in the Graduate Law Centre include the Warren Chan Moot Court, lecture theatres and breakout rooms. All the rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which provide an ideal environment for learning. In addition, there is also a Legal Resources Centre, the computer laboratory and a student common area with computer stations to serve all postgraduate students undertaking their studies at the Graduate Law Centre. Students in the JD Programme also have access to all facilities on the main CUHK campus at Shatin on the same basis as other postgraduate students of the University. Our International Academic Faculty The Faculty has a strong team of experienced academic staﬀ from various jurisdictions from around the world. Aiming to provide leadership in teaching, learning and research, our teaching staﬀ are committed to educating students in the law through innovative teaching approaches and by drawing on their diverse research and professional experience in numerous jurisdictions. 12 International Exchange International Exchange Exchanges give you the opportunity to travel to new places, to meet new people, to experience new cultures, to learn new subjects, to refresh your mind, and to impress future employers. Credits earned abroad may be transferred back to count towards your degree requirements without aﬀecting your grades. In addition to university-wide exchanges, which cover more than two hundred destinations, there are also faculty-based exchanges whereby students can go to the Melbourne Law School of University of Melbourne (Australia), Washington College of Law of American University (Washington DC, USA), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University (New York, USA), Faculty of Law of University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Faculty of Law of Maastricht University (Netherlands). Further information about destinations, funding, and credit transfer is available on the Faculty of Law website. Luk Ching Ping, Theresa BSc (Hons) (Toronto), JD (CUHK) candidate Training contract, Deacons 2012 Studying in CUHK’s JD Programme has gone a long way in preparing my legal career. Not only has the academically challenging programme enhanced my critical thinking skills, the wide variety of courses has also broadened my perspectives on the law. The teaching is done from a practical perspective and the Programme has provided me with all the legal skills that I need in order to thrive. In addition to the resourceful professors, the diversity of the student body has also fostered an innovative and stimulating learning environment in which I can take part. My experience at CUHK has truly been fruitful. Ho Yue Ho, Justin BA (Tufts), JD (CUHK), BCL (Dist) (Oxford), LLM (Harvard) candidate The JD Programme gave me a very useful introduction and foundation to core substantive law topics. More importantly however, the Programme taught me to think and speak like a lawyer; the problem-solving skills and ability to construct logical, coherent arguments which were introduced to me at CUHK continue to be extremely useful to me today. Additionally, the opportunity to represent the Faculty as an oralist in international moot competitions has been invaluable in training me to respond to diﬃcult questions put to me in argument with level-headed, precise answers. Mooting 13 Moot team preparing their case Mooting In mooting, law students present written and oral arguments on a hypothetical legal case in a courtroom simulation. Mooting gives students Siu Tsz Him, Patrick a taste of life as a lawyer presenting a client's case in court. In recent years, BA (Oxford), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate JD students have participated in internal, local and international mooting Pupil barrister, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong competitions. They have successfully represented Hong Kong at competitions in Austria, India, USA and Vietnam. While I was a Juris Doctor student at CUHK, I was fascinated by the extensive learning opportunities. In particular, the Law Faculty is supportive of students' The Faculty of Law fully encourages the participation of JD students in participation in mooting and CUHK is mooting competitions. Participation will count as course credits towards indeed gaining recognition as a mooting power house. I keenly took part in degree completion. For each moot a professor advises the team and international mooting competitions when I was in both the JD and PCLL programmes. supervises their preparation. Practice moots also take place in the The Faculty gave me considerable Graduate Law Centre's state-of-the art Moot Court. guidance, through which I sharpened my advocacy skills. The Faculty of Law has enjoyed great success in both local and international mooting competitions. For example, teams from CUHK recently won the prize for best written argument at the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, the best written argument at the Red Cross Humanitarian Law Moot, and prizes for outstanding advocacy in the Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. Nancie Zhu BA (Hons) (HKU), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate Training Contract, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 2011 The CUHK JD Programme has without doubt given me a great foundation for my career in law. The ever knowledgeable and approachable professors and teachers, the facilities and convenient location of the Graduate Law Centre amongst all the major law ﬁrms, made for a comfortable experience. There was a professionalism about the whole programme which put me in the right frame of mind from day one. The broad range of courses and activities, such as mooting competitions, combined with the added incentives of the scholarship prizes, really kept me focused to achieve the best grades and secure a training contract at a top international law ﬁrm. 14 Careers Careers The Faculty runs a careers advice programme which supports students by informing them about the range of careers available to law graduates, and preparing them to develop the skills and attributes that will enable them to meet their personal career goals. Information The Faculty helps students explore career opportunities in several ways. First the Faculty’s Virtual Careers Resource Centre is a unique on-line resource that serves as a contact point for employers, teaching faculty and students. The Centre contains information about employers and advice on applying for jobs and preparing for interviews. In addition, the Faculty regularly invites guest speakers to talk about careers in the legal profession and in other areas in which students are interested. Members of the Faculty’s academic staﬀ are also willing to oﬀer guidance. Between them they have experience of legal practice and academia in Hong Kong and most other common law jurisdictions as well as continental Europe and the PRC. Many solicitors’ ﬁrms and barristers’ chambers invite our JD students to social events at which they can meet practising lawyers and ﬁnd out more about their work and working environment. Personal Preparation Once students have identiﬁed their career goals, they must consider how to meet them. The Faculty runs workshops on writing job applications and attending interviews. These workshops give students practical advice and the opportunity to develop the skills and attributes for which employers are searching. Tania Tse BA (Brown), JD (CUHK), PCLL (HKU) candidate Training contract, Cliﬀord Chance 2011 The JD Programme is an intense and enriching experience. The diverse backgrounds of the teaching faculty and students make the learning environment all the more exciting. Students are given the opportunity to learn and develop the skills expected of future lawyers through a variety of law courses, complemented with self-studying and research. Also to be found is a constructive and meaningful dialogue between the Faculty and the students. Being able to balance the workload of the JD Programme, participation in extra-curricular activities and the Joseph Wong enticements of city life with my JD friends have deﬁnitely made BBA (HKUST), MPhil (CityU), JD (CUHK) candidate my JD experience a very rewarding one. Training Contract, Herbert Smith LLP 2012 The JD Programme is demanding but also rewarding. I am exposed to the virtues and rigours of the common law system in Hong Kong. It was diﬃcult starting from scratch in the law, but our professors have made it manageable by being supportive and dedicated in their teaching. I believe what makes the JD Programme special is the focus on preparing students for the challenges of professional life. I am also involved in two mooting competitions. Mooting is an invaluable experience because you experience the life of a solicitor and a barrister in just a few months. Entrance Requirements and How to Apply 15 Entrance Requirements and How to Apply Applicants for admission to the JD Programme must have: (I) graduated from a recognised university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or a law degree from a non-common law jurisdiction, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or (II) graduated from an honours programme of a recognised university with a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or a law degree from a non-common law jurisdiction, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than “B” in undergraduate courses; or (III) completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualiﬁcations equivalent to an honours degree. Students may apply for admission to the JD Programme before having completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) provided they are in the ﬁnal year of study for a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). In these cases any oﬀer made will be subject to the conditions that all requirements for graduation in the Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and for admission to the JD Programme are satisﬁed prior to commencing the JD Programme. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Proﬁciency Requirement by: • possessing a Bachelor’s degree obtained by completing a programme of study in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country, or which was taught primarily in the English language; or • achieving a result of Band 7.5 or better in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which result was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD Programme; or • achieving a result of 600 (Paper Based Test), or 100 (Internet Based Test) or better in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which result was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD Programme; or • providing alternative evidence of English proﬁciency equivalent to one of the preceding measures. How to Apply Applicants should make their applications via the Internet on the Graduate School webpage: <http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/gss/apply.html>. Please follow the instructions to submit an application for admission. Applicants must read the “notes for online application” on the Graduate School webpage before submitting an application via the Internet. There is a non-refundable application fee of HK$180. Application Deadline 29 February 2012 (ﬁrst round) 13 April 2012 (second round) Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been ﬁlled. Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged. Applications submitted after 13 April 2012 may be considered, subject to the availability of places. 16 Tuition Fee • Scholarships • Continuing Education Fund • Contact Us Tuition Fee* HK$4,000 per unit for a total of 72 units within the normative study period * Subject to annual review Scholarships There will be a limited number of scholarships and prizes for JD students. For details please visit <http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk>. Continuing Education Fund Thirteen postgraduate courses oﬀered by the Faculty have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes. For details regarding CEF please refer to the website: <http://www.sfaa.gov.hk/cef>. Lau Ting Ting, Bonnie Contact Us BS (Dist) (Penn State), MBA (Dist) (HKU), JD (CUHK) candidate Training Contract, Baker & McKenzie 2012 The CUHK JD experience has been really enjoyable. Classes are taught by passionate Telephone: (852) 3943-4310 professors and the discussions amongst students are intellectually enlightening. Because Fax: (852) 2994-2505 of the unique feature of the JD being a second Website: http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk degree, I am exposed to a range of diﬀerent perspectives from my colleagues. This E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org broadened my mind and would certainly help in my future career development. Furthermore, the professors not only focus on academic Address: Faculty of Law theory, they also bring in practical experience from their profession and provide guidance on 6/F., Lee Shau Kee Building students’ professional development. The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong Talent Chen BASc (UBC), MSc (Stanford), JD (CUHK), PCLL (CUHK) candidate The JD Programme was a great challenge for me since it required lots of hard work, dedication and perseverance. However, it was also rewarding beyond my expectations. Having been an engineer in my earlier life, I was not really sure whether the study of law could further advance my career. Thanks to the continuous guidance and support of the Faculty, I soon discovered the treasure of legal knowledge and my passion for it. I believe the JD is the right step toward success and it has played a vital part in my career.
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