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Law School Advantage for Secondary School Students

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
3 months
Course Fee
Deadline on 08 Jan 2022 (Sat)
2520 4665
How to Apply

This course provides a gentle, yet practical introduction to law for secondary school students, through classes in important law subjects, such as contracts, torts, and company law, visits to courts, and discussions of possible law career paths, and studying law overseas and locally. As stated in the title, this course aims to provide an advantage to these students by guiding them on the difficult decision of a career pathway in law, and provide students with an unbeatable advantage in selecting their desired careers ahead.

This course is model upon our popular summer school law course for secondary school students and is designed to replicate the successful elements of that course into 30 hours, weekend-based face-to-face course for secondary school students, taught by experienced lawyers.

Application Code 1965-2012NW -

  • 3 months (10 sessions)

Tentative Schedule




Lecture Themes

Class Exercises


15 Jan 2022 (Sat)


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Legal System in Hong Kong

  • What is law?
  • (differences between law and rules/ ethics/ social norms)
  • Types of legal systems
  • (Civil/ Common Law/ Religious)
  • Court hierarchy
  • Stare decisis
  • Basic Law
  • The law-making process in the Hong Kong legal system (roles of the legislative council/ the courts)
  • Role of Courts/ Legislative Council/ Department of Justice/ ICAC/ Police Force other government agencies.


In-class quiz and discussions



22 Jan 2022


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Legal Profession

  • Who are lawyers?
  • What is the difference between a barrister and solicitor?
  • What about other members of the legal profession?
  • The role of a Legal Executive/Paralegal/Legal Secretary/ Legal Clerk in law firms.
  • Law firms and the difference between law firms.


Tertiary options and career pathways for students

  • Studying law and the experience of being a law student.
  • Studying Law in Hong Kong and overseas
  • Potential career pathways for students
  • Challenges of the legal profession


Discussion: your career options


29 Jan 2022 (Sat)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contract Law



Quiz: Law quiz


5 Feb 2022 (Sat)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Torts Law



Quiz: Law quiz


12 Feb 2022 (Sat)


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Company Law


Quiz: Law quiz


19 Feb 2022 (Sat)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Family Law



Quiz: Law quiz


26 Feb 2022 (Sat)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Core legal skills

Legal Research and Writing Skills and IRAC technique


Public speaking and case presentation skills.





5 Mar 2022 (Sat)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Core legal skills

Public speaking and case presentation skills.





12 Mar 2022 (Sat)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Guided Visits

Guided Visit to the Hong Kong Courts/ HKU law library

(Students accompanied by programme staff)




19 Mar 2022 (Sat)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Team Case Presentations


In Mooting Chamber located at Faculty of Law, HKU, Centennial Campus (or alternative venue)





Applicants should be aged 15 or above and are subject to approval by the School (including providing parental consent).  There are no specific entry requirements but, given the language of instruction, students should have competence in English language.

Course Fee
  • HK$4800

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

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Applicants shall

a) complete the enrolment form and enroll in the course(s)

(i) at the Enrolment Centres of HKU SPACE (please refer to the ‘Learning / Enrolment Centres’ section) by cash, EPS, cheque/bank draft or credit cards (VISA / MasterCard);


(ii) Cheque/Bank draft should be made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ with applicant’s name and course(s) applied written on the back.  A photo of the applicant (in plain colour background, 45mm(W) x 55mm(H)) is also required.

b) apply through the School’s online enrolment system and pay by credit card or PPS.

All applicants who are below age 18 on 15 January 2022 MUST complete and submit the ‘Parent/Guardian Consent Form’ together with the Enrolment Form.


Payment Method

Online payment

HKU SPACE provides online service for students to make enrolment for single module (courses enrolled on first-come, first-served basis) via the Internet.   Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online. 

In Person

Course fees can be paid in Cash or by WeChat Pay, Alipay, EPS, Visa /Mastercard or Cheque/Bank Draft made payable to "HKU SPACE" at any of HKUSPACE Enrolment Counters by completing the enclosed application for enrolment form (Ref: SF26-COML9115).  (, Centre Hotline: (852) 3761-1111)


Completed application for enrolment form (Ref: SF26-COML9115) can be submitted with the appropriate course fee crossed cheque/bank draft made payable to "HKU SPACE" to the College of Humanities and Law, HKU SPACE, 34th Floor, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong (Ref: COML9115)”


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.  Fees paid are not refundable or transferable.
  2. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  3. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for $30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE". Such copies will normally only be issued at the end of a course.

For details of admission, information for students, enrolment centres and other information related to HKU SPACE webpage.