The principal objective of the LLM(T&IPL) Programme is to offer a range of courses that provide a sound legal understanding of various aspects of the rapidly developing fields of technology law, intellectual property law, and the intersection between the two. This includes topics such as the legal implications of artificial intelligence, big data, data mining, regulation of Internet platforms, 3-D printing, outer space technologies, nanotech, fintech, protection of computer programmes and algorithms, digital remixes and user-generated contents, online streaming, green-tech, and biotechnologies (including genetic modifications and stem cell research).
Subject areas will be regularly expanded and updated to ensure that students are able to understand and analyse contemporary legal issues in this area.
Candidates are required to complete 72 credits, including at least two 9-credit core courses and a capstone experience in accordance with the regulations and syllabus. Candidates may also choose courses from any of the LLM specialist programmes, but in any event, no more than two courses from other LLM specialist programmes.
Candidates who do not hold an undergraduate degree in law shall be required to complete, amongst the eight 9-credit courses of this programme, up to two 9-credit courses of foundational law courses at the time of admission.
Please refer to the Regulations and Syllabus for the 2021-2022 intake for more details.
Remark: Not all courses will be offered in any given year. You may also refer to the course schedule per academic year for actual classes available.
To be eligible for admission to the programme, applicants shall:
(a) comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula; and
(b)(i) hold the degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours of this University, or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or
(b)(ii) hold the degree in a discipline other than law with at least second class honours of this University, or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; and have at least two years of relevant experience and/or professional qualifications; or
(b)(iii) 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, the candidate has also obtained a degree with at least second class honours of this University, or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University, or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose; and
(c) for a candidate seeking admission based on 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 University English language requirement applicable to higher degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b).
The Faculty has its specific requirements concerning IELTS and TOEFL:
TOEFL (Paper-based Test): Minimum Requirement* – A score of 593 or above
TOEFL (Internet-based Test): Minimum Requirement* – A score of 97 or above
IELTS: Minimum Requirement*- Band 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5
*The Faculty accepts the TOEFL/IELTS score report as valid when obtained within two years of the application deadline.
The application deadline for the LLM(T&IPL) Programme is at 12:00 pm (GMT +8) on 28 February 2022 (Monday).
Please submit your application through the following link:
– Full-time: https://tinyurl.com/2p8menp2
– Part-time: https://tinyurl.com/2b9hnpmh