A law school aiming at global leadership and regional pre-eminence
As a hub where views from world-class scholars and professionals converge, CityU School of Law has been striving for excellence and pre-eminence in the Asia Pacific region both in terms of its teaching and research. The recent ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings for Law) shows that the Law School at City University of Hong Kong ranks number 2 in Hong Kong. The THE (Times Higher Education) 2019 rankings again places us as 2nd overall in Hong Kong. We moved into the top 50 in the world to rank 45 — a jump of 7 places. On the international outlook criterion, we are world leading. As a small law school in a young institution, CityU School of Law is doing pretty well and has the basis to do even better in the future.
CityU School of Law is constantly reviewing its initiatives to further enhance the quality of legal education that we have been providing for more than thirty years. We have established expertise in Common Law, Chinese Law and Comparative Law. An emphasis on arbitration and mediation has also remained a crucial fixture. In addition, we have built a good reputation in a wide range of areas, ranging from commercial law to public law. We have the only commercial and maritime law centre in Hong Kong promoting research and providing educational opportunities to scholars, lawyers and business professionals. We also launched the Human Rights Law and Policy Forum (HRLF) in September last year.
The Global Legal Education and Awareness Project (G-LEAP) was launched in 2007 in order to respond to the challenges of globalization. In summer 2018, we sent our students to the Monash University (Australia) and University College, Oxford (UK) to study law courses under the G-LEAP.
Our credit-bearing Legal Placement course is also now well-established. It provides students with a valuable opportunity to gain practical working experience in law chambers as well as law firms, banks, legal departments of international companies, law courts in mainland China, non-governmental organisations and the legal publishing industry.
CityU School of Law also offers extensive training and full financial support to students who participate in international mooting competitions, and our CityU mooting programme has earned a formidable world-class reputation. In addition to winning several local rounds in the Jessup competition, we have won 10 championships in international mooting competitions over the past seven years. CityU is the undefeated three-time winner of the Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights moot in North America. In 2018, CityU team achieved the third highest overall oralist score in the elimination rounds of the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and got the first prize of the 'Best M&A Deal', together with the 'Best M&A Letter of Intent' of the 8th Asia-Pacific M&A Moot Competition. Another piece of good news is that we won the 1st ICC Mediation competition — Hong Kong. There were 16 teams from 8 jurisdictions and CityU beat Singapore National University in the Finals.
In order to reward outstanding students admitted to our programmes, CityU School of Law offers the following admission scholarships to our taught postgraduate programmes:
• Juris Doctor (JD)
• Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)
• Master of Laws (LLM)
• Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (LLMArbDR)
Apart from admission scholarships, a number of annual scholarships are also offered to students of different programmes.
Taught postgraduate admission for 2019 entry has commenced on 14 November 2018. For online application, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/tpg/admission. You may also visit our School website at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/slw for more details.
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