Abbreviation FT / PT
MCL FT

This programme is specifically designed for graduates in law from non-Common law jurisdictions (notably Mainland China) who wish to acquire an expertise in Common Law as it is practiced in Hong Kong and in other common law jurisdictions.

The curriculum for the Master of Common Law extends over one academic year of full-time study. Teaching is in English and candidates shall be required to have an adequate standard of English.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and fulfil the following requirements

(1) Hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a university or comparable institution in a non-common law jurisdiction; and

(2) For a candidate 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 6.5 or above.

In each case, for admissions purposes, the test score report is regarded as valid for two years of the application deadline.

Subject to satisfying the above entrance requirements, applications are considered based on the applicant's previous academic record, relevant experiences, references, personal statements and other information as validly provided in an application submission, and in view of applications received from other applicants and taking into account the quota for the programme.

Notes:

(1) In view of the large number of applications, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application early;
(2) Supporting documents must be submitted within three weeks from the date of application;
(3) In the event you expect to be unable, despite best efforts, to satisfy all documentary requirements.  You are encouraged to submit the application together with a note explaining the situation and indicating when the outstanding documents are expected to be provided.
(4) Failure to complete the documentations may result in delay in consideration of the application.  An application will not be reviewed and acted upon until it is complete.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
Miss Isabella Liu  /  Dr Ying Xia
Email: lawpgs@hku.hk

Contacts
Tel: 3917 2953
Email: lawpgs@hku.hk
Website: https://llm.law.hku.hk/mcl/

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