The Rule of Law Education (ROLE) Project was established in April 2012 and is one of the Knowledge Exchange (KE) initiatives of the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong. We aim to bring together students, legal academics and practitioners, secondary school teachers, NGOs and other community partners to create and facilitate different pro bono educational experiences related to the rule of law.
Our vision is to enhance Hong Kong citizens’ understanding of the rule of law and its crucial role as the foundation of Hong Kong’s identity and institutions.
Our mission includes:
To facilitate communication between the legal (academic) field and the general public in Hong Kong, and to encourage discussions to raise awareness of the rule of law and its relevant principles.
To promote a better understanding of the principles of the rule of law and various basic legal concepts in the community
To publish materials on the rule of law principles and other basic legal concepts which are accessible to the general public
To guide law students in disseminating knowledge and values on the rule of law and other basic legal concepts to primary/secondary students and the general public
To engage the general public in the critical review of social events related to the rule of law through the ROLE website and social media platforms
We organise a wide range of activities to promote a better understanding of the rule of law and other basic legal concepts among different audiences.
Students from the Faculty of Law deliver legal seminars/workshops at secondary schools throughout the year to enhance students' understanding of the rule of law and other basic legal concepts.
Production of Teaching Plans
We develop teaching materials on different legal topics to assist teachers in their daily instructional activities.
Training of Law Students
We recruit law student volunteers every year and provide lectures and trainings on relevant legal theories, concepts, and practical teaching skills.
We organise an essay competition for senior secondary school students every year to encourage them to learn actively, think creatively, and to share their thoughts and opinions on the principles of the rule of law and its significance in society.