1.1 Course details
|Programme offered under:
||LLM Programme / JD Programme
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:
|Credit point value:
||9 credits / 6 credits
1.2 Course description
This course examines how the telecommunication and broadcasting industries are regulated in Hong Kong, and introduces the main features and problems of the relating legislation and regulation.
Topics may include:
- TV and radio licensing
- Foreign ownership control
- Cross media ownership control
- Content regulation
- Competition regulation in broadcasting sector
- Telecommunications licensing
- Competition regulation and consumer protection in telecommunications sector
- Interception and surveillance
1.3 Course teachers
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 know how the telecommunication and broadcasting industries are regulated, and the main features of the relating legislation and regulation.
CLO 2 be able to evaluate the adequacy or inadequacy of the regulatory regime.
2.2 LLM Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
PLO A On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the body of legal knowledge and the capacity to conduct research on, critically analyse and evaluate legal principles, at a level required to meet the standards and expectations of the legal profession and the community at large.
PLO B On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to apply their legal knowledge and research skills to practical situations or theoretical challenges, and utilise their comparative understanding of the law and its political, social and cultural contexts to provide original and creative insights to legal problems.
PLO C On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to apply the knowledge, lawyering skills and legal reasoning to real and novel situations in life, with a view to resolving issues, problems and disputes within the legal parameters.
PLO D On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to present effectively legal arguments in the professional context, as well as conveying and explaining the law effectively to lay clients and members of the larger community.
PLO E On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to appreciate the underlying moral values of the law and ethics in the profession and the legal system in the broad social, economic, political and cultural contexts: justice, the Rule of Law, and protection of rights and liberties which form the fabrics of a civilised society, and the importance of upholding these values by the legal community.
PLO F On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to develop a strong awareness of social issues and conditions, and utilise analytical abilities and rhetorical advocacy to provide leadership for the betterment of the human community.
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
3.1 Assessment Summary
||Course learning outcomes
- Executive summary due: 29 Oct 2020
- Class presentation: 31 Oct 2020
| *Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
||Individual review meeting upon appointment
||Group review meeting
||In-class verbal feedback
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/grading-criteria/
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
||3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks
|Private study time:
||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by course convenor(s).
||Reading materials are posted on Moodle
|Core reading list:
|Recommended reading list:
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/