The CityU Law School Student Orientation 2020 was held in a real-time, online format on 25 August for the new LLB, JD, PCLL, LLM and LLMArbDR students. More than 450 students attended the Orientation on ZOOM. The Orientation aimed to give new students an overview of academic and university life, introduce them to the University’s resources, facilities and opportunities, and help them get prepared for their new start.
Prof. Tan Cheng-Han, Dean of the Law School, first warmly welcomed the new LLB and JD students on behalf of CityU Law School. In his speech, he advised the students to spend time on reading and thinking about the law rather than expecting answers from the teachers. Noting that law school “is an important stage in your life,” Prof. Tan encouraged the students to enjoy their study and make the most out of their university life. “Don’t be afraid to speak in class. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Think independently. Develop intellectual skills. Build life-long relationships. Expand horizons and look out for opportunities.”
Afterwards, the respective programme directors welcomed their students and set out their expectations.
Later on, the new LLB and JD students were given introductions on different aspects of law school life, including international mooting and advocacy, professional development, the student advising scheme, the CityU Law Review, the law library, and e-learning. Ms. Sandy Wong, the Past Chair of the Alumni Association of CityU School of Law, and Mr. Wat Hans Wa Yan, the President of the Executive Committee of the City University of Hong Kong Students’ Union 31st Law Students’ Society, were invited as guest speakers to share their experiences with the students about aspects of legal practice and legal study, respectively.
The Orientation for PCLL students was held in the afternoon, and the Orientation for LLM and LLMArbDR students was held in the evening. The students were warmly welcomed by the Dean and the teaching staff. The respective programme directors then briefed the students on the programme features, curriculum, assessment, resources and facilities in the individual programme orientations.
The Student Orientation was a great success. Students got to become familiar with university life and gain information useful for their studies at CityU. Welcome all new students again to the CityU Law School!