To prepare students for the increasing internationalization of the legal profession, Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law) have established a new JD/LLM joint degree student exchange program.
The joint degree exchange program will be operated on a reciprocal basis. Each year, a maximum of three Juris Doctor (JD) students each from Penn Law and HKU may spend their third year at the partner institution and complete a Master of Laws (LLM) program in one year's time. Admission will be administered by the home institution, while selection will be carried out by the host institution.
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The University of Pennsylvania Law School has as distinguished a history as any law school in the United States. James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence and a justice of the United States' first Supreme Court, delivered the University’s first lectures in law in 1790. Following this auspicious beginning, the University began offering a full-time program in law in 1850. Since that time, Penn Law has been at the forefront of legal education in the United States. Recognizing that lawyers of the future will be well-versed not only in legal tradition but also in the broader fields of our society, Penn Law has embraced its relationship with the finest array of graduate and professional programs in the nation.