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HKU Legal Academy Student Chapters (LASC)

LASC

Legal Academy Student Chapters (LASC) is a ground-breaking initiative that aims to offer a series of workshops and seminars for equipping students with legal knowledge in the field of Law, and most importantly, letting them have a taste of authentic university education at HKU.

Key Dates and Time: 

  • Session 1: April 13, 2024 (15:00-17:00)
  • Session 2 & 3: June 29, 2024 (14:30-17:30) 
  • Session 4 (optional): July 15, 2024 afternoon (exact time to be confirmed)

​Students are required to attend the FIRST 3 sessions. Otherwise, no certificate will be issued. Topics to be covered are Legal and Cultural Perspectives on Marriage and Animal Law. An additional session 4 (optional) will be held on July 15 that will cover topics on Politics and Law and Science and Law.

Programme Fee: Free of charge

Delivery Mode of Programme: Face-to-face

Programme Code: LASC2024S1 (Session 1-3), LASC2024 (Session 4)

Registration: https://admissions.hku.hk/tasterapp/application/auth/login

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024 (Session 1-3), July 1, 2024 (Session 4)

1. Rationale and objectives 

LASC is a series of programmes offered by the HKU Legal Academy for the Talented and led by the Faculty of Law, HKU. We aim to spread legal knowledge and give members a taste of legal education, so that they can become responsible global citizens and make informed decisions in their studies and in everyday life. LASC is a legal and personal enrichment programme with four objectives as follows:

Knowledge acquisition

Our primary goal is acquisition and application of legal knowledge. Students will be able to LEARN essential legal knowledge, APPLY it, SHARE it with others, and show a conscious CHANGE in behaviour. LEARN-APPLY-SHARE-CHANGE can help students internalise their knowledge.

Educational decision

Participants will be able to meet law students from different programmes. At HKU, there are seven undergraduate law programmes, namely, the Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Arts and Law (BA&LLB), Bachelor of Business Administration and Law (BBA(Law)&LLB), Bachelor of Social Sciences and Law (BSocSc(Govt&Laws)&LLB), Bachelor or Sciences  and Law (BSc&LLB), HKU-UCL Dual Degree (two LLB degrees in four years) and HKU-PKU Dual Degree (two LLB degrees in five years). Participants will obtain useful information that helps them decide whether they want to study law and, if so, where and how to pursue their legal studies.

Expert advising

Students will be able to meet legal experts such as law firm partners, solicitors, barristers, and law alumni who have studied abroad, and thus understand more about life in law school and career options for law graduates. 

Network building

Participants will be able to meet HKU law students and representatives from different organisations and start to build a professional network. 

We hope that students will become KEEN learners after joining the programme. 

Key benefits of joining LASC

  • Engage in year-round workshops and seminars led by the Faculty of Law, HKU.
  • Gain Law knowledge and share it with other students amongst the school.

2. Eligibility

All secondary school students.

3. Programme

This year we are devising to add more components of law to the workshop’s content and structure. For the first session, Professor Marco Wan will cover “Legal and Cultural Perspectives on Marriage”. During the 3 sessions, we will invite other legal experts and cover various areas of law, conduct case studies, meet with alumni and students, and also have a competition.

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Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact us at talented@hku.hk