Abbreviation FT / PT
LLM(CFL) FT / PT

The LLM(CFL) programme combines world class academic expertise in corporate and financial law, and provides comprehensive resources for the study of domestic and international law, as well as important issues that typically arise within a sophisticated commercial common law jurisdiction. Hong Kong is a leading financial centre; its vibrant economy, advanced judicial system, and authoritative financial regulatory platform provide an outstanding background for informed study, which can be matched only by the most technical jurisdictions.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year)
Part Time (two years)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

Applicants must comply with the General Regulations 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 good 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 good second class honours accepted by the University for this purpose, and have accumulated two years or more 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 good 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; and

If applicable:
(4) 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 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 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)
Dr Paul Lejot
Email: lawpgs@hku.hk

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

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