General Course Information

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW3260
Course name: The Mainland China Legal Internship Programme
Programme offered under: LLB Programme
Semester: June
Designated research course: Not applicable
Specialization: Chinese law and Commercial, corporate and financial law
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Course offered to non-law students: No
Credit point value: 6 credits
Cap on student numbers: 60

1.2 Course description

The course comprises a one-month internship in PRC and pre-tour and post-tour fringe activities.

For the one-month internship in PRC, enrolled students will be assigned to either one of major domestic law firms, arbitration institutions, legal / compliance departments of central state-owned enterprises, or financial institutions or banks in Beijing or Shanghai under the framework of ainland China Legal Internship Programme for Hong Kong Youths administered by International Youth Legal Exchange Federation ( YLEF . Partners or senior managers of partnership institutions will be assigned to students as their mentors who will supervise the students work and performance on a daily basis.

During the internship, students will be offered opportunities to participate in the daily legal businesses and operations assigned by their mentors and they will be expected to acquire hands-on experience and knowledge on Chinese law, in particular commercial law, contract law, shipping law, intellectual property law and private International law. Intensive training will be offered to students at the first week of internship to familiar themselves with practice of Chinese Law.

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Zhao Yun zhaoy@hku.hk CCT 1014 By email

Learning Outcomes

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the operational structure and mechanism of the Chinese legal system and distinguish it from the Common law system.

CLO 2 Demonstrate proficiency in the practices and application of the particular area of Chinese laws in which the students are specialized in with during the internship, and compare them with the counterpart in Common law.

CLO 3 Summarize and analyze their practical experiences during the internship to evaluate the development of the Chinese legal system and its relationship with the socio-economic conditions in Mainland China.

2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/llb-plo/

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course



3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task^ Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Internship performance TBC 50% 1, 2, 3
Word essay TBC 50% 1, 2, 3

^Students will be assessed on a pass / fail basis.

*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
1 A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
2 Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
3 Individual review meeting upon appointment
4 Group review meeting
5 In-class verbal feedback

3.2 Assessment Detail

To be advised by course convenor(s).

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf

Learning Activities

4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Seminar: 3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks
Private study time: 9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks

Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.

4.2 Details of Learning Activities

To be advised by course convenor(s).

Learning Resources

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/