Do not study law at City U


wcollins63

Take it from someone who earned a JD degree from City U, if you are from a western country you had better think twice about studying here.

I am happy to answer any questions that anyone might have about the quality and method of instruction at City U. For starters, several years ago, the School of Law allowed the students to determine how coursework is evaluated. This had resulted and still remains the case, that students waster their time preparing for a PPT presentations in class (generally worth 20%) and a research paper (worth 20%), leaving little time to study for the exam (worth 50%).
The Socratic method has never been part of the teaching methodology at City U. The local Hong Kong students are very familiar with the method of lecturing from PPT, attending tutorials, and memorizing as much material as one can for an exam. Forget about having any time to truly comprehend the material. In the entire three years, not one course required a casebook as either a required or optional textbook.
I frankly have only one positive point about City U. There are several remarkable scholars on the staff. However, they as forced to follow the pedagogical method of lectures, tutorials, and painfully grading essays.
Do not waste your time and money at City U. If you want to study in Hong Kong, choose Hong Kong U or Chinese U.

Take it from someone who earned a JD degree from City U, if you are from a western country you had better think twice about studying here.

I am happy to answer any questions that anyone might have about the quality and method of instruction at City U. For starters, several years ago, the School of Law allowed the students to determine how coursework is evaluated. This had resulted and still remains the case, that students waster their time preparing for a PPT presentations in class (generally worth 20%) and a research paper (worth 20%), leaving little time to study for the exam (worth 50%).
The Socratic method has never been part of the teaching methodology at City U. The local Hong Kong students are very familiar with the method of lecturing from PPT, attending tutorials, and memorizing as much material as one can for an exam. Forget about having any time to truly comprehend the material. In the entire three years, not one course required a casebook as either a required or optional textbook.
I frankly have only one positive point about City U. There are several remarkable scholars on the staff. However, they as forced to follow the pedagogical method of lectures, tutorials, and painfully grading essays.
Do not waste your time and money at City U. If you want to study in Hong Kong, choose Hong Kong U or Chinese U.
quote

This is a harsh analysis, but your critical insight is appeciated.

This is a harsh analysis, but your critical insight is appeciated.
quote

3PQE lawyer in Hong Kong here working at an international firm. I think if you are just looking to work in Hong Kong then CityU is fine. Of course some firms do prefer candidates from HKU or CUHK, but there are CityU JD graduates in my firm as well.
Also some people may just not have a choice in the JD programme to go to given their GPA.

3PQE lawyer in Hong Kong here working at an international firm. I think if you are just looking to work in Hong Kong then CityU is fine. Of course some firms do prefer candidates from HKU or CUHK, but there are CityU JD graduates in my firm as well.<div><br></div><div>Also some people may just not have a choice in the JD programme to go to given their GPA.</div>
quote

Reply to Post

Related Law Schools

Hong Kong, Hong Kong (PRC) 18 Followers 13 Discussions
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (PRC) 77 Followers 55 Discussions
Shatin, Hong Kong (PRC) 51 Followers 29 Discussions

Other Related Content

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Announces LL.M. Scholarships for 2020

News Oct 28, 2019

A Gateway to the East? Asia-Focused LL.M. Programs

Article Dec 10, 2007

Can an LL.M. in Asia open doors for local and foreign lawyers in hubs like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai?