to train graduates who are highly knowledgeable in both business and law
The study of law at Shue Yan dates from 1973 as the institution once offered an Honours Diploma in Law and Business. Following the conferral of its university status in 2006, the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Law and Business was launched in 2007.
Given that Hong Kong is an international financial centre and that China now plays an increasingly important role in the global economy, this programme integrates legal knowledge with business expertise to train graduates who are highly knowledgeable in both business and law.
The programme exposes students to the interface between business and law and enables graduates to make an effective contribution in a regulated business environment. The curriculum helps students to develop critical, analytical and independent minds, and the flexible programme design allows students to undertake diverse areas of specialisation in law and/or business.
Apart from the compulsory courses in law and business, students can select different study concentrations to equip themselves with the various professional knowledge and skills:
Financial Services Concentration；
Corporate Governance and Management Concentration；
China Business Concentration；
Law Professional Concentration；
Compliance and Risk Management Concentration.
Please refer to the Admission Page for details of the admission requirements and application procedures.
Work Placement is an elective course for Year 3 / 4 students in this programme. The duration is 8-12 weeks (2 days per week). Number of working hours is 100-150. Students will be co-supervised by a university academic staff and a workplace supervisor.
Our graduates can choose to continue study, for example, JD, LLB or LLM to enter into the legal profession. Our specially designed courses in the Compliance and Risk Management Concentration prepare students for direct entry into compliance or risk management careers. Many of our graduates pursue a professional career in financial service institutions such as banks, business, and insurance companies.
Our graduates can choose to continue study, for example, JD, LLB or LLM to enter into the legal profession.Graduates can pursue postgraduate studies in Master's Degree programmes, including Corporate Governance & Management, Compliance & Risk Management and Business Administration.
In March 2019, students from our Department visited Beijing University (BNU) on a study tour. Students took the opportunity to attend lectures taught by professors from BNU, and Judge Li of Court of Haidian District, Beijing. They also took the chance to connect with students from BNU.
Students who participated in Internship experienced working in professional settings in law, company secretary, compliance, accountancy (forensics), finance, and social enterprise.