University of Hong Kong, The
School of Professional and Continuing Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws
Postgraduate Certificate in Law
The HKU PCLL programme is the premier professional legal education programme devoted to the training of intending lawyers in Hong Kong. The programme is ideal for intending solicitors and barristers in Hong Kong who have completed their Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or equivalent legal studies either in Hong Kong or other common law jurisdictions, or have passed the Common Professional Examinations. The HKU PCLL programme instills and strengthens core competences of legal skills required of solicitors and barristers practising in Hong Kong. These skills include legal research and writing, document drafting and analysis, problem-solving and advocacy. Moreover, our students will learn professional ethics and analysis of company accounts. Our student profile is highly international, with students coming from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore and the People’s Republic of China. Most of our students have undertaken their undergraduate legal studies in prestigious law schools from common law jurisdictions around the world. Some of our mature students have worked in local law firms, others in the government and private sectors. We have a cosmopolitan mix of PCLL students from diverse backgrounds.