The University provides student accommodation. While the University endeavours to meet the accommodation needs of overseas students, demand for accommodation usually outstrips supply. If University accommodation proves unavailable, students have the option of renting private accommodation near the University. Further information of University accommodation is available at the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS).
Under exceptional circumstances, the Faculty of Law will grant advanced standing. However, the standard for advanced standing is very high, and the Faculty must be satisfied that the course(s) undertaken in another programme meets the rigorous standard of the JD programme. The maximum number of advanced standing credits is 12. Under no circumstances will a … Read more
The Faculty of Law has entered into an exchange agreement with the University of Pennsylvania Law School, one of the top law schools in the US. Under this exchange agreement, JD students extend their study by one year and go on exchange at Penn Law School, from which they will receive a Master of Laws (LLM) … Read more
Honours classification in the JD programme will be in line with the practice in the LLB programme. There will be first class, second class (upper), second class (lower), third class and pass.
JD students will attend classes with each other in all core courses. They will be able to take advantage of the wide array of electives offered by the Faculty of Law, where they will broaden their horizons through interaction with our LLM students, many of whom are experienced professionals, or exchange students.
One of the distinctive characteristics of the JD programme is its small class size. We expect the annual enrolment to be about 40 students. Therefore, students will enjoy an intimate learning environment.
There is only one intake of students in each academic year, which is in August.
No. The Faculty has no plans to offer a part-time JD programme in the near future.
No. The JD programme is a full-time programme. Students must be enrolled on a full-time basis only. Given the intensive nature of the curriculum, students will not be able to undertake part-time employment while enrolled in the programme. Classes will be held during the day.
The JD programme will usually take two years to complete. These include four full-length semesters and one 4-week semester in June in the second year. Under exceptional circumstances, such as taking up exchange studentships in overseas universities, students may be allowed to extend the programme beyond two years.