The Faculty of Law is Hong Kong’s leading law school. It has a cherished heritage and is ranked amongst the best in the Asia-Pacific region and is highly regarded for providing quality legal education and life-long learning opportunities.
Building on its strong tradition of teaching, research in the common law and prominent links with the professional community, our Faculty, as a regional centre of excellence in China and the Asia-Pacific Region, aspires to be a world-class law school that meets the highest standards of international excellence in every dimension and to be recognized as one of the best law schools internationally.
The law school was established in 1969 and matured into the Faculty of Law in 1984. Since its establishment, the Faculty of Law has become the breeding ground for some of the most distinguished legal professionals and community leaders in Hong Kong. While most of our undergraduates have proceeded to study the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (the qualification for entry into the legal profession in Hong Kong, either as solicitors or barristers), a considerable number of them have become senior figures serving the business, public service and other sectors. Among them are senior judges, Senior Counsels, leading practitioners, legislators, political party leaders, cabinet members, chairpersons of statutory bodies, senior civil servants, leading journalists, committed philanthropists, and artists and not to mention leading academics and many others who contribute to the well-being of the community in many different ways.
The Faculty comprises of two departments (the Department of Law and the Department of Professional Legal Education), employs about 80 academic scholars from 17 jurisdictions around the world. In September 2017 the Faculty had about 709 undergraduates enrolled in the LLB degree, 505 PCLL students, 90 JD students and about 485 full-time and part-time postgraduate students.