CUHK Law Seminar Series on Greater China Legal History

The Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK”) is holding a monthly seminar series on “Greater China Legal History” from October 2017 to April 2018 at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre in Central.

Organised by Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff, Wei Lun Professor of Law and Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor Steven Gallagher, Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), this seminar series aims to serve as a forum to discuss the historical development of a great variety of legal issues of interest in the Greater China region. It will feature speakers consisting of faculty members of local law schools and expert practitioners who will discuss a broad spectrum of topics ranging from the History of the Law of Official Oaths, the Extraterritoriality and the Making of Modern China and Japan, Chinese Land Customs before the Small House Policy to the Development of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Hong Kong, China and Germany. Table 1 shows details of the seminars to be conducted.

Each seminar will comprise a one-hour presentation and a 30-minute Q&A session. Admission is open to anyone who is interested and free of charge. Participants of the seminars may also gain Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) points (subject to accreditation by the Hong Kong Law Society).

The seminar series on “Greater China Legal History” builds upon the success of the former seminar series on “Chinese Customary Law in Hong Kong” conducted from 2014 to 2016, which attracted nearly 400 attendees to seminars on a variety of topics such as Chinese Customary Land Law, Chinese Customary Family Law, Customary Trusts in Hong Kong, How Entrepreneurs Organised Their Businesses under Chinese Customary Law in History and Present Time.

The seminar series on “Chinese Customary Law in Hong Kong” had drawn a diverse group of participants to listen to a broad range of topics concerning the subject. 

(Left to Right) Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff and Professor Steven Gallagher, organisers of the seminar series on “Chinese Customary Law in Hong Kong”.