The Faculty of Law at The University of Hong Kong has entered into a partnership with the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London (“KCL”) under the HKU LLB Pathways programme. The programme offers a small number of HKU LLB students the opportunity to spend what would have been the final year of their undergraduate studies reading for an LLM at KCL. The students will then graduate with both an LLB from HKU and an LLM from KCL.
Pathways will commence in the academic year 2017/18 and aims to admit three high-achieving LLB students who would like to start on an LLM programme in one of the leading law schools in the world. Interested LLB students will make their application for Pathways at the end of the first semester in their second year of study. On successful completion of Pathways, students will finish their studies in four years instead of five with both an LLB and LLM qualification.
On a reciprocal basis, students enrolled in the LLB in English Law & Hong Kong Law programme at KCL may study for an LLM degree at HKU in the third year of their studies.
Dr. Marco Wan, Associate Dean (International Affairs), Associate Professor of Law & Honorary Associate Professor of English said: “Students on the Pathways programme obtain a truly global legal education by spending time at both HKU and KCL. We are excited about deepening our ties with the Dickson Poon School of Law through the programme, and look forward to taking our international collaborations to the next level.”
Vice Dean for International & External Relations of KCL Law School, Professor John Phillips, said: “The School is delighted to enter into this reciprocal agreement with the excellent Faculty of Law at HKU, which will give the best students from both universities an opportunity to study in a different legal jurisdiction and culture. It is very important to us that students have new perspectives and experiences in a world where legal problems are increasingly global in nature.”