The LLM in Chinese Law addresses a growing need in Hong Kong and internationally for a more comprehensive understanding of the law and regulations of the People’s Republic of China. Through a comprehensive combination of theoretical, practical and policy-oriented courses, this programme enables Candidates to appreciate the modern Chinese legal system within China’s dynamic social, economic and political backdrop. This programme is designed both for students/practitioners with formal legal training who seek to acquire specialization credentials in Chinese laws, and also professionals/researchers in connected field (e.g., economics, finance, sociology, political science, business) whose China-related engagements would be enhanced with knowledge and insights on Chinese laws.
Drawing upon the expertise of Chinese law specialists, the Faculty is one of the few law schools in the world that offers a taught LLM programme in Chinese law conducted in English in an academic environment without ideological constraints. Candidates can also take advantage of the numerous China-related academic and professional opportunities/resources at the faculty and university level, including the opportunity to take selected modules in prestigious mainland law schools.
Students are required to complete 72 credits, including a capstone experience in accordance with the regulations for this degree and the syllabus. Students may choose courses from the course outlines of individual areas of law below, and courses from any of the specialist programmes, but in any event no more than two courses from other LLM specialist programmes.
(Each of the courses listed below carries 9 credits unless otherwise stated.)
- Capstone course
- LLAW6056 Law and economics of Chinese capitalism
- LLAW6268 Administrative law and governance in China
- LLAW6115 Advanced seminar on Chinese law
- LLAW6261 Asian communications law and policy
- LLAW6185 China investment law
- LLAW6186 China trade law
- LLAW6278 Chinese judicial reform in comparative perspective
- LLAW6003 Civil and commercial law in the People’s Republic of China
- LLAW6025 Company law and securities regulation in the People’s Republic of China
- LLAW6226 Comparative constitutional law theories
- LLAW6248 Comparative contract law
- LLAW6279 Comparative corporate law and theories
- LLAW6251 Comparative property law
- LLAW6264 Competition law and policy in China
- LLAW6171 Corruption: China in comparative perspective
- LLAW6286 Cross border corporate insolvency: issues and solutions
- LLAW6114 Cross-border legal relations between the Mainland and Hong Kong
- LLAW6214 Current issues in Chinese law
- LLAW6054 9-credit Dissertation*
- LLAW6014 18-credit Dissertation* (18 credits)
- LLAW6111 E-business law
- LLAW6070 Human rights in the People’s Republic of China
- LLAW6212 Intellectual property in China: law, politics and culture
- LLAW6008 Introduction to Chinese law and legal system
- LLAW6110 Law and regulation of banking and insurance in the People’s Republic of China
- LLAW6178 Law, economics, regulation and development
- LLAW6253 Law of the cities
- LLAW6029 Managing commercial disputes in China: law, issues and techniques
- LLAW6165 PRC economic law
- LLAW6139 PRC information technology law
- LLAW6047 PRC property law
- LLAW6225 PRC shipping law (in Putonghua)
- LLAW6048 PRC security and insolvency law
- LLAW6201 PRC taxation law and policy
- LLAW6167 PRC tort law
- LLAW6213 Property protection in China: law, politics and culture
- LLAW6277 The theory and history of the PRC constitution
- LLAW6211 World trade law, policy and business
- *LLAW6014 and LLAW6054 are mutually exclusive.
NOTE: Not all courses will be offered in any given year. For actual courses available, please refer to annual course offerings.
Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula, and fulfil at least one of requirements (1) to (3) below AND (if applicable) requirement (4):
(1) hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualification accepted by the University for this purpose; or
(2) hold a degree in a discipline other than law with at least second class honours accepted by the University for this purpose and have at least two years relevant experience and professional qualifications; or
(3) have obtained either the Common Professional Examination of England and Wales or the Common Professional Examination Certificate of this University, provided that in either case a second class honours degree or a qualification of equivalent standard of this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose has also been obtained;
(4) for an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the Faculty English language requirement with one of the following recognized English tests:
(i) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – a score of 593 or above (paper-based test) or 97 or above (internet-based test); or
(ii) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – an overall band score of 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5;
in each case, for admissions purposes, the test score report is regarded as valid for two years.
For September 2021 Entry
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
(GMT +8) 8:30 pm
Live Zoom Session
The application for admissions for 2021-2022 is now closed.
If you would like to apply for 2022-2023, please visit our website in late November / early December 2021 for update.
Early-bird applications are encouraged and early admissions are available upon request.