Bachelor of Laws


Year of Entry 2019
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1061
Bachelor of Laws
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : 55-65
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

12 for the School of Law

Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline
3 Jan 2019 (Local & Non-local)

For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1061.

Programme Video

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.

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.

Our Target

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 chance to be taught by visiting faculty from law schools all over the world.

Hong Kong's unique position as a Special Administrative Region of China has provided many challenges and opportunities for legal education, especially in the context of globalisation. The School of Law enables students to benefit from all of these and become the best and brightest minds when applying for careers 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
  • grade C or above in HKALE AS Level Use of English; OR
  • other equivalent qualifications.

#Obtained within 3 years before admission.

First-Year Curriculum


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 Legal Research and Writing I


LW2604B Legal Research and Writing 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 meets the needs in particular of those who will become legal professionals in Hong Kong, the Mainland China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

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 intensive credit-bearing law courses for one month at the renowned overseas institutions including University College, Oxford (U.K.) and Monash University (Australia) in summer.
  • A curriculum structured around discovery and innovation.
  • One-credit electives taught by renowned scholars.


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 ten championships in international mooting competitions over the last six years. CityU is the undefeated three-time winner of the Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights moot in North America (2011, 2013, 2016); won both the prestigious Vis East and Vis Vienna moot championships (2012-2013) in Asia and Europe, and the 6th Annual Budapest Pre-Moot (2016).  CityU is the only Asian team to ever win the International Criminal Court Trial Competition in Europe (2012) and won the IASLA Space Law Moot Court Competition (Asia Pacific Regional Round) in Australia (2011).  CityU won the International ADR Mooting Competition in Hong Kong (2011) and the 8th Asia-Pacific M&A Moot Competition (2018).  In addition to international championships, it has won numerous first runner-up awards, and best speaker and best memorial awards.

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 such as in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, 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.

• Admission Scholarship for the LLB Programme and CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents are available to JUPAS and Non-JUPAS entrants.