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HKU Legal Academy for the Talented


HKU Legal Academy for the Talented

Programme Date: Aug 2-6, 2021 (Online Programme; 10am to 4pm)

Target: S4 to S5 students; Eligibility (Full Member only)

Fees: HK$3000*

Registration: Please apply HERE* by June 1, 2021 (HKT)

*To apply for scholarships or grants, please select the specific programme on the system accordingly. (Deadline for scholarship application is on March 15, 2021 while grant application is on April 20, 2021)

The Faculty of Law, Faculty of Arts, HKU Business School at the University of Hong Kong and Deacons will hold its first pre-law Summer intensive programme tailored make for our talented students exclusively. This programme provides a unique opportunity for students to develop an initial understanding of the core subjects taught in the Bachelor of Laws degree and Postgraduate Certificate in Laws*.

Explore a range of courses taught in the first and second years of the HKU Law undergraduate degree and to gain a glimpse into the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, with a unique taster class offered by a law professor of this postgraduate programme, including subject areas/modules such as the below:

  • the Legal system of the Hong Kong SAR
  • Law and society
  • Law of Contract
  • Legal Research and writing
  • Land Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Civil litigation in the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws.

This program will include approximately 60 hours of lectures, and court rooms, admissions information, and guest speakers from various legal and business fields.

Deacons will offer an engaging, inspiring and informative session to the participants.  This includes a workshop on commercial practice and a talk on the path to the legal profession, as well as sharing by vacation students, trainee solicitors and lawyers.

Learning outcome:

To develop your legal writing skills, expand your legal knowledge, learn from our HKU Law students, be inspired by eminent law professors.

After successful completion of the programme, students will be invited to shadow some of the law courses taught during term time and will have a chance to work with our emeritus professor on law projects.

Those who perform well in the final project/competition will have the chance to join the Apprenticeship Programme of Deacons, Hong Kong’s largest and oldest independent law firm, and work with the firm’s lawyers the week following the completion of the Legal Academy for the Talented.  

Apprenticeship Programme of Deacons: This three-day internship* provides secondary school students an overview into the different legal services Deacons offers, as well as giving participants the opportunity to partake in real legal tasks and get a glimpse of life as a lawyer.

Deacons is Hong Kong's premier independent law firm.  We provide an extensive range of legal and commercial services to local and international corporations.  With 170 years of experience providing legal services, our clients are assured of the integrity and stability of one of the region's oldest and most respected law firms.  Our principal service areas include: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, China Trade & Investment, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Employment & Pensions, Investment Funds, Insolvency & Restructuring, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Private Clients, Real Estate, Regulatory and Tax.

*The Postgraduate Certificate in Laws allows graduates to proceed to legal training before qualifying to practice as either a barrister or a solicitor in Hong Kong.

**Applicable to holders of Hong Kong permanent identity cards only.

Disclaimer: Programme contents are subject to change without prior notice.