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Prof. Joseph Sung (left) and Prof. Ed Byrne AC, King’s President and Principal, sign the Memorandum of Agreement.
The CUHK delegation visits the University of Exeter to explore potential collaboration in climate, environment and health.
CUHK and King’s College London jointly offer a Dual LLB-JD Degree Programme
The Faculty of Law at CUHK and the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London (King’s) will offer a Dual LLB-JD Degree Programme commencing from 2018–19. The programme, being the first of its kind in Hong Kong, will provide students with an opportunity to study towards a LLB degree awarded by King’s and a JD degree awarded by CUHK in four years instead of five years if separately undertaken at each university. Students will also have the potential to qualify for admission to practice law in England, Wales and Hong Kong. With this pioneering programme, CUHK and King’s will together cultivate high-quality legal talents with Chinese and western perspectives to meet the growing needs of businesses and industries.
Speaking on the new collaboration, Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, said, ‘We are excited to be working with King’s to prepare students for a career in the legal sector that is global and complex. The programme will enable students to study at two top law schools and experience different legal jurisdictions and cultures.’ Prof. Christopher Gane, Dean of Law, added, ‘This programme marks a milestone in deepening collaboration between both law schools. I believe it will promote a constructive academic exchange between students from both sides and build a foundation which will help us establish further academic collaboration.’
The partnership was inked during a visit to King’s in June as part of a delegation trip led by Prof. Sung to the UK, where the delegates also visited the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Oxford, and Exeter, and Imperial College London to strengthen ties and collaboration.