Bachelor of Laws


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1061
Bachelor of Laws
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Programme Director
Prof Michael TSIMPLIS
Physics Degree (National University of Athens); Ph.D. Physical Oceanography (University of Southampton); L.LM Maritime Law (University of Southampton)
Programme Associate Director
Ms Anna LUI
LLB (Middlesex University); LPC (The College of Law of England and Wales); LLM (University of Hong Kong)
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For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1061.


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LLB Programme Information


School of Law

The School of Law aspires to be an internationally renowned centre for legal research and teaching in the Asia-Pacific region. The School’s mission is to provide students with an excellent education and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge. Through cooperation with other law schools and professional organisations, the School aims to foster an environment in which both students and staff can develop and use their legal knowledge, professional skills and expertise for the benefit of the entire Hong Kong community.


Our Target

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme is delivered over four years and emphasises the acquisition and development of wide-ranging legal and intellectual skills. Learning and teaching are interactive and aligned with intended learning outcomes. Students are trained to apply laws and legal principles to solve real-life problems. The LLB programme provides a firm foundation for a career in law and law-related fields, public service and post-graduate studies in Hong Kong and overseas.


Students receive a well-rounded legal education from our staff, all of whom are distinguished teachers and scholars from Hong Kong, the Mainland China, the UK, Australia, India, Malaysia, etc. In addition, students have the opportunity to be taught by visiting faculty from law schools all around the world.


Our LLB programme guides students to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude required to put them within the best and brightest minds applying for jobs in law, business, civil service, banking and other fields.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following programme-specific entrance requirements:

  • an overall IELTS band score of 7#; OR
  • a TOEFL# score of 600 (paper-based test) OR 100 (internet-based test); OR
  • Level 5 or above in HKDSE English Language; OR
  • grade C or above in HKALE AS Level Use of English; OR
  • other equivalent qualifications.

#Obtained within 3 years before admission.

Curriculum Structure


Subject Area

Recommended Courses


Core Course

LW2601 Hong Kong Legal System


LW2602A/B Law of Contract I/ II


LW2603A/ B Law of Tort I/ II


LW2604A/ B Legal Research and Writing I/ II


Gateway Education (GE) course

GE1401 University English


GE2411 Legal English


GE course


Start Your Career Here

The School of Law prepares you for the legal profession and law-related careers in both the public and private sectors.  Our law degree is particularly suitable for those who wish to become legal professionals in Hong Kong and those who plan to become legal professionals in Mainland China or in any country of the Asia-Pacific region and wish to be have a thorough knowledge of the Hong Kong legal system.

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is a recognised qualification for admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), a prerequisite for entering the legal profession in Hong Kong. This requires taking specific options during the four-year study.

Bonus Features

  • Curriculum designed for the legal professional who seeks to be a valuable adviser in the “One-Country-Two Systems” constitutional arrangement.
  • A number of exchange programmes with overseas universities such as in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the U.K., the U.S., etc.
  • A credit-bearing Legal Placement course, which provides students with an opportunity to obtain practical experience working in law offices or other law-related work environments.
  • Opportunities for students to take an intensive credit-bearing law course for one month at the University College, Oxford* (U.K.) in summer.
  • A curriculum structured around discovery and innovation.
  • One-credit electives taught by renowned scholars.
  • Collaborative degree programme with Georgetown University providing LLB students with an opportunity to obtain professional degrees in the United States and Hong Kong.

 * The G-LEAP agreement will be renewed, subject to confirmation 

Student Achievements

The CityU mooting programme has earned a formidable world class reputation. In addition to winning several local rounds in the Jessup competition, CityU has won twelve championships in international mooting competitions over the past years. These include being a three-time winner of the Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights moot in North America (2011, 2013, 2016), winning both the prestigious Vis East and Vis Vienna moot championships (2012-2013) in Asia and Europe; being the first Asian team ever to win the International Criminal Court Trial Competition in Europe (2012); and being champions of the 8th Asia-Pacific M&A Moot Competition and the first International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Commercial Mediation Competition - Hong Kong (both in 2018).  In addition to international championships, our students have won numerous awards for best speaker and best memorials. 

Student Exchange/Internship

Student Exchange
Students are encouraged to pursue exchange studies outside Hong Kong by participating in the student exchange programmes organised by CityU and the School of Law, with the opportunity to study for one semester at a university in Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the U.K., the U.S., etc.

SLW provides a credit-bearing legal placement programme for its students. Students complete these placements in law firms, barristers’ chambers, legal journal publishing houses, international companies, banks, mainland courts and overseas non-government organisations.


• Extensive scholarships and financial support are provided to students for participation in the overseas-learning activities, mooting competitions and overseas placement.

•  CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents are available to JUPAS and Non-JUPAS entrants.