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(Reference: Guideline 9)

The CPD Accreditation Sub-Committee has approved certain LL.M. and other law courses undertaken on a part-time basis for the purposes of compliance with CPD requirements under the CPD Scheme.

A practitioner will receive up to 15 CPD points in the CPD practice year in which the approved law course is undertaken. This means that the practitioner is entitled to claim CPD point(s) even though he has not completed the approved law course in that CPD practice year.

Evidence of attendance includes a certificate of attendance issued by the relevant university or a confirmation letter issued by the Department Head of the relevant university confirming the number of hour(s) of the practitioner’s attendance at the course.

Applications for accreditation of law courses should be addressed and forwarded to the Assistant Director, Professional Development together with supporting materials. The supporting materials should include the following:

  1. Course title
  2. Duration (detailed schedule)
  3. Course structure
  4. Entry requirements
  5. Means of Assessment
  6. Award
  7. Course brochure (if any)

Additional information may be requested by the Society.

The law courses which have been approved are:

COURSES ORGANISED BY UNIVERSITIES IN HONG KONG

  1. The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

    • Certificate Program in Professional Accountancy (by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies)

    • Law & Social Work (by the Department of Social Work)

    • Master of Laws in Chinese Business Law

    • Master of Laws in Common Law

    • Master of Laws in International Economic Law

    • Master of Laws (LLM) in Energy and Environmental Law

    • Perspective on the Basic Law (by the Department of Government & Public Administration)

    • Public Health Law

  1. City University of Hong Kong

    • Continuing Education Diploma in Property Management

    • Law of Business Organisations, Corporate Insolvency, Meetings & Employment

    • Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

    • Master of Arts in Language and Law

    • Master of Arts in Language Studies (with specialization in Language & Law)

    • Master of Laws in Chinese and Comparative Law (Regular mode)

    • Master of Laws in Maritime and Transportation Law

    • Master of Laws (Chinese & Comparative Law) (Fast-track mode)

    • Master of Laws (Chinese and Comparative Law)

    • Master of Laws (Common Law)

    • Master of Laws (Intellectual Property and Technology Law)

    • Master of Laws (International Business Law)

    • Master of Laws (International Economic Law)

    • Master of Laws (WTO and Law)

    • Master of Laws (General)

    • Master of Laws (Regular mode)

    • Master of Laws (Fast-track mode)

    • Postgraduate Diploma (Chinese Law)

    • Postgraduate Diploma (International Economic Law)

    • Postgraduate Certificate (Chinese Law)

    • Postgraduate Certificate (International Economic Law)

    • Taxation, one of the core courses of the Master of Arts in Professional Accounting and Information Systems

    • The Postgraduate Certificate course in Professional Accounting

    • Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD)

         City University of Hong Kong / Renmin University of China

    • Master of Laws

         SCOPE, City University of Hong Kong / Taxation Institute of Hong Kong

    • Continuing Education Certificate in Hong Kong Taxation

    • Continuing Education Certification in Advanced Taxation

    • Continuing Education Diploma in Advanced Taxation and Tax Planning

    • Continuing Education Diploma in Tax Advisory

         SCOPE, City University of Hong Kong / University of Wolverhampton

    • Master of Laws in International Corporate and Finance Law

    • Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Top-up Degree)

  1.   The Hong Kong Baptist University
    • Master of Science in Corporate Governance and Directorship

  1.   The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Master of Arts in Competition Law and Economics

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law and Economics

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Competition Law and Economics

    • Master of Corporate Governance

    • Mergers & Acquisitions, a module of the Master of Corporate Finance

    • Regulatory Framework & Compliance, a subject in the Master of / Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Finance

    • Revision Course for the PRC Certified Tax Accountant (by the China Business Centre)

  1.   The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • Construction Engineering Management and Law course, part of the degree course of Bachelor of Engineering

    • Civil Engineering Disputes (Law & Practice), one of the subjects in MSc/GD in Civil Infrastructural Engineering and Management

  2.   The University of Hong Kong
    • Current Topics in Actuarial Science, one of the electives in the Bachelor of Science Degree Programme in Actuarial Science

    • Doctor of Legal Science

    • E-Crimes: Prevention, Detection & Legal Sanctions, one of the electives in the Master of Science in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing

    • Graduate Diploma in China Business Law (by Poon Kam Kai Institute of Management and Faculty of Business & Ecnomics)

    • Internet & E-Commerce Security, one of the elective modules in the programme of MSc in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing (up to 7½ CPD points may be claimed by undertaking this course)

    • Legal Aspects of IT & E-Commerce, one of the electives in the Master of Science in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing

    • Master of Laws (Arbitration and Dispute Resolution)

    • Master of Laws (Chinese Law)

    • Master of Laws (Compliance and Regulations)

    • Master of Laws (Corporate & Financial Law)

    • Master of Laws (General Stream)

    • Master of Laws (Human Rights)

    • Master of Laws (Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law)

    • Master of Social Sciences Degree in Criminology

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Commercial Law

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology & Intellectual Property Law

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Law

    • Postgraduate Diploma in the Law of the People's Republic of China

         The University of Hong Kong / Duke University School of Law

    • 2016 Asia-American Institute in Transnational Law

         SPACE, The University of Hong Kong

    • 2005 National Judicial Examination Preparatory Course-Enhancing Skills for Answering Examination Papers (up to 8 CPD points may be claimed by undertaking this course)

    • Corporate Governance (a module in The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Examinations Preparatory Programme)

    • Diploma in Hong Kong Trade Mark Law and Practice

    • Executive Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing

    • Executive Diploma/Certificate in Legal Risk for Enterprise Risk Management

    • Executive Diploma in Asset Recovery Law, Receivable and Fraud Control Practice 行政人員文憑 (資產追收法律、商賬及詐騙監控實務) and four modules:
      Module 1: Asset Recovery Law and Anti-Fraud Investigations
      Module 2: China Commercial Law: Liability Risk in Receivable Management
      Module 3: Collection, Documentary Credits and International Trade Law
      Module 4: Receivable Management and Financial Regulatory Compliance

    • Examination Preparatory Course for the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation Programme (ADIT) – Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK (CIOT)

    • High Impact Chinese Legal Writing

    • LLM in Legal Practice

    • Personal Data (Privacy Ordinance under Law) Public Sector Human Resource Management, a subject in the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws for Human Resource Managers (up to 8 CPD points may be claimed by undertaking this course)

    • Property Laws, a subject in the Master of Housing Management (by Faculty of Social Sciences, the Centre of Urban Planning & Environmental Management)

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Arbitration (7½ CPD points per module)

    • Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate in China Business

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Compliance

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Corruption Studies

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Family Mediation

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Law

    • Senior Executive Certificate in Institutional Integrity Management

         SPACE, The University of Hong Kong / Queen Mary, University of London

    • Master of Science in e-Commerce Engineering with Law

    • Master of Science in Telecommunication with Law

         SPACE, The University of Hong Kong / The Manchester Metropolitan University

    • Bachelor of Laws

         SPACE, The University of Hong Kong / Tsinghua University

    • Second Bachelor Degree in Chinese Law (中國法學專業第二學士學位課程)

    • Professional Certificate in Chinese Civil and Commercial Law (中國民商法專業課程進修結業證書)

         SPACE, The University of Hong Kong (Built Environment Section) / The Accord Group, Australia

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law, Mediation & Arbitration

  1. The Open University of Hong Kong
    • Master of Arts in Legal Translation

         The Open University of Hong Kong (Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education) / Nottingham Law School of The Nottingham Trent
         University, England

    • Bachelor (Hons) of Laws (LL.B.)

  1. Hong Kong Shue Yan University, International Institute for Conflict Engagement & Resolution
    • Master of Mediation and Conflict Resolution

  2. Hong Kong Shue Yan University / Peking University 
    • Bachelor of Chinese Law

    • Master of Chinese Civil Law

    • Master of Chinese Economic Law

    • Master of International Law

    • Master of International Economic Law

  3. Hong Kong Shue Yan University / China University of Political Science and Law, College of International Studies (中國政法大學港澳台教育中心)
    • China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) LL.B Second Degree (中國政法大學法學第二學位)

  4. Hong Kong Shue Yan University and China University of Political Science and Law (中國政法大學)
    • 國際法學專業碩士課程 – 國際經濟法方向

COURSES ORGANISED BY UNIVERSITIES OUTSIDE HONG KONG

  1. International Islamic University Malaysia / the Centre for Islamic Management Studies Pte. Ltd / Harun Hashim Law Centre / Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
    • Diploma in Shari’ah Law and Practice

  2. London School of Economics
    • Executive LLM

    • Diploma of Legal Studies

    • Certificate of Legal Studies

  3. Monash University
    • Master of Laws in Intellectual Property

  1. Peking University
    • Doctorate of Laws

  2. Sun Yat-Sen University
    • Special Areas of Interest in Commercial Law in England & Hong Kong, one of the subjects of the Master of Laws

  3. The China University of Politics and Law
    • Doctorate of Laws

  4. The City Law School, City University London and Oxademy Graduate School UK
    • LLM in International Business Law

  5. The University of Aberdeen, Scotland
    • Ph.D. Degree in Law (part-time)

  6. The University of Bristol
    • Diploma Course on Intellectual Property Law and Practice

    • Master of Laws by Advanced Study (LL.M. in Maritime Law)

    • The Two-Week Residential Course in Intellectual Property Law (First part of the Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice)

  1. University of California Berkeley, USA
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programme

  2. The University of Canberra (Division of Business, Law and Information Science)
    • Master of Laws

    • Graduate Certificate of Legal Studies

  3. The University of Exeter
    • LL.M. in International Business Law

  4. The University of Melbourne
    • Master of Laws

  5. The University of Northumbria, Newcastle, United Kingdom
    • LL.M. in International Commercial Law

    • LL.M. in International Trade Law

  6. The University of Reading
    • LL.M. in Construction Law

  7. The University of Southampton
    • Maritime Law Short Course

    • Master of Laws (General Stream)

    • Master of Laws (Commercial Law)

    • Master of Laws (European Law)

    • Master of Laws (International Law)

    • Master of Laws (Maritime Law)

  8. The College of Adult Education of Shenzhen University (深圳大學成人教育學院)
    • Diploma in China (Commercial) Law (中國法律 (商法) 文憑)

  9. Tsinghua University
    • LL.M. in Chinese Law

COURSES ORGANISED BY PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  1. The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
    • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

  2. The Chartered Institute of Arbitrator of East Asia, Singapore and Australia Branch
    • Asia Pacific Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

  3. The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Professional Diploma in Insolvency

  4. International Air Transport Association
    • International Air Law Diploma

This list of approved courses will be reviewed from time to time and any courses may be removed from the approved list following such review. Members will be advised by Circular of any such decision.

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