The Programme

Doctor's COmmons
Doctor’s Commons in London: Microcosm of London (1808)

Below you will find the official course credit requirements to graduate with both a B.A. and an LL.B.  For further information, visit the Faculty of Arts curriculum structure page, or the general BA&LLB curriculum pages.  You can also look at the details of some of the courses you will be able to take on our courses pages.

Each individual course is 6 credit points.  As you will see below, sometimes you will be required to take a particular subject to fulfil your LLB or BA requirements, and sometimes you can choose freely from among available electives in literary studies courses, interdisciplinary courses, or law courses offered by HKU.

The Sequence of Study

Students in the program undertake courses each year to a total of 60 credit points (each course is 6 credit points). The courses are divided between the two degrees as follows:

Year 1
BA Literary Studies Electives (x3) (introductory level) 18 credits
LLB LLAW1001 Contract I 6 credits
LLAW1002 Contract II 6 credits
LLAW1008 The legal system of the Hong Kong SAR 6 credits
LLAW1009 Law and society 6 credits
LLAW1013 Legal research and writing I 6 credits
University Requirements Common Core course 6 credits
CAES1000 Core University English; or, if exempt, Free Elective 6 credits
Year 2
BA LALS2001 Introduction to law and literary studies 6 credits
Literary Studies electives (x2) (introductory level) 12 credits
LLB LLAW1005 Law of tort I 6 credits
LLAW1006 Law of tort II 6 credits
LLAW2001 Constitutional law 6 credits
LLAW2017 Legal research and writing II 6 credits
LLAW3093 Administrative law 6 credits
University Requirements Common Core courses (x2) 12 credits
Year 3
BA LALS Interdisciplinary elective (advanced level) 6 credits
Literary Studies electives (x2) (advanced level) 12 credits
LLB LLAW2003 Criminal law I 6 credits
LLAW2004 Criminal law II 6 credits
LLAW2009 Introduction to Chinese law 6 credits
LLAW2013 Land law I 6 credits
LLAW2014 Land law II 6 credits
University Requirements CART9001 Practical Chinese for Arts students 6 credits
Common Core course 6 credits
Year 4
BA LALS Interdisciplinary elective (advanced level), including BA  capstone 12 credits
Literary Studies electives (x2) (advanced level) 12 credits
LLB
LLAW2012 Commercial law 6 credits
LLAW3001 Introduction to legal theory 6 credits
LLAW3010 Business associations 6 credits
LLAW3094 Equity and trusts I 6 credits
LLAW3095 Equity and trusts II 6 credits
LLAW3187 Mooting and dispute resolution (LLB Capstone) 6 credits
Year 5
BA Law and literary studies (Core Advanced level) 6 credits
LLB LLAW Disciplinary electives (x3) (electives from the LLB syllabus) 18 credits
Free Electives (x6) (any courses from Arts, Law, or other disciplines) 36 credits

NB. The BA has a major in Literary Studies.