The Faculty of Law is Hong Kong's leading law school. It has a cherished heritage, is ranked among the best law faculties in the world and is highly regarded for providing quality legal education and life-long learning opportunities.
Building on its strong tradition of teaching, research in the common law and prominent links with the professional community, our Faculty, as a regional centre of excellence in China and the Asia-Pacific Region, aspires to be a world class law school that meets the highest standards of international excellence in every dimension and to be recognized as one of a handful of the best law schools internationally.
The law school was established in 1969 and matured into the Faculty of Law in 1984. Since its establishment, the Faculty of Law has become the breeding ground for some of the most distinguished legal professionals and community leaders in Hong Kong. While most of our undergraduates have proceeded to study the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws ("PCLL", the qualification for entry into the legal profession in Hong Kong, either as solicitors or barristers), a considerable number of them have become senior figures serving the business, public service and other sectors. Among them are judges at the highest level of court, Senior Counsel, leading practitioners, legislators, political party leaders, cabinet members, chairpersons of statutory bodies, senior civil servants, leading journalists, committed philanthropists, and artists, not to mention leading academics and many others contributing to the well-being of the community in many different ways.
The Faculty, presently organized into two departments (the Department of Law and the Department of Professional Legal Education), employs over 82 full-time teachers from more than 17 jurisdictions around the world. In 2020, the Faculty has around 1100 students doing the LLB or a double degree programme; 74 students in the Juris Doctor programme; 580 students doing a taught master's programme; and around 500 students are completing a PCLL. The Faculty also offers three research postgraduate programmes.
|Title||Abbreviation||FT / PT|
|Master of Common Law||MCL||FT|
|Master of Laws||LLM||FT / PT|
|Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution||LLM(Arb&DR)||FT / PT|
|Master of Laws in Chinese Law||LLM(Chinese Law)||FT / PT|
|Master of Laws in Compliance and Regulation||LLM(CR)||FT / PT|
|Master of Laws in Corporate and Financial Law||LLM(CFL)||FT / PT|
|Master of Laws in Human Rights||LLM(HR)||FT / PT|
|Master of Laws in Medical Ethics and Law||LLM(MEL)||FT / PT|
|Master of Laws in Technology and Intellectual Property Law||LLM(T&IPL)||FT / PT|
|Postgraduate Certificate in Laws||PCLL||FT / PT|