Programme Requirements

(a) All candidates must complete a total of 72 credits by the end of the normal study period. Each course offered by the Department of Law carries 9 credits unless otherwise stated. The two tables below show the suggested sequence of study for (1) students with a degree in law; and (2) students with a degree in a subject other than law.

Table 1For students with a degree in lawCredits
Compulsory coursesLLAW6138 Arbitration Law
LLAW6157 Arbitration practice, procedure and drafting
LLAW6161 Mediation
27
Capstone courseLLAW6135 Alternative dispute resolution9
Elective courses(See Note 1)36
Total72
Table 2For students with a degree in a subject other than lawCredits
Compulsory coursesYear 1
LLAW6158 Contract Law
LLAW6159 Evident
LLAW6160 Legal system and methods
Year 2
LLAW6138 Arbitration Law
LLAW6157 Arbitration practice, procedure and drafting
LLAW6161 Mediation
54
Capstone courseYear 1
LLAW6135 Alternative dispute resolution
9
Elective course(See Note 1)9
Subtotal(Year 1
(Year 2
36)
36)
Total72

Note 1: Subject to any quotas, necessary approvals, or course prerequisite(s), you may take as your electives up to two courses (for students with a degree in law) / one course (for students with a degree in a subject other than law) offered in other LLM specialist programmes.

(b) The normal study period for full-time students is one year, and two academic years for part-time students. Table 3 shows the required number of credits you should study in an academic year:

Table 3Full-time StudentsPart-time Students
1st semester27-36 credits9-18 credits
January semester
(Optional; see Note 2)
0-9 credits0-9 credits
2nd semester27-36 credits9-18 credits
June semester
(Optional; see Note 3)
0-9 credits0-9 credits
No. of credits completed by the end of an academic year72 creditsMin. 27 credits
Avg. 36 credits
Max. 45 credits

Note 2: January semester is an optional semester. Courses offered will have an intensive (compressed) class schedule. You may take up to one course in the January semester; credits earned will count towards your total for 2nd semester.

Note 3: June semester is an optional semester. Courses offered will have an intensive (compressed) class schedule. You may take up to one course in the June semester; credits earned will count towards your total for the current academic year.

For further information, please refer to the LLM(Arb&DR) regulations and syllabus for your intake year (intake of 2018-2019; intake of 2019-2020; intake of 2020-2021).

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