No later than 

3 July 2020

No later than 5 pm on 

19 October 2020


ROLE Essay Competition 2020

Since 2012, the Rule of Law Education project (ROLE) at HKU has been developing academic materials and other resources to promote a better understanding of the rule of law in the Hong Kong community, including among secondary school students.


To encourage secondary students to think creatively and more deeply about the rule of law, ROLE is inviting S4 to S6 students to participate in its 2020 Rule of Law Essay Competition.

Book-sharing activity for

Prof. Johannes Chan’s new book

To celebrate Professor Johannes Chan’s publication of his new book “Righteousness - The Rule of Law: Just Before the Dawn”, the Rule of Law Education Project is going to hold a reflection-sharing activity. By submitting a reflection on the meaning and influence of the rule of law for you, selected persons will receive a free copy of the newly released book (Chinese edition only).

Results of the ROLE Essay Competition 2019

Thank you for the active participation in the ROLE Essay Competition! The Competition attracted 68 English and 51 Chinese entries from over 20 schools in total. We are pleased to see many secondary students are interested in learning more about and promoting the rule of law. A pleasing problem we encountered is that all the entries are highly competitive. We are impressed by the interesting ideas and logical analysis demonstrated in the entries. All 119 submissions deserve complement. We appreciate the efforts of all candidates!


After much deliberation, our judges have selected one Champion, one First runner-up, one Second runner-up, and four Merit runners for both the English and Chinese groups, judging by the content, language and structure of the essays.

ROLE Essay Competition 2019

Rule of Law Education Project (ROLE) has been training law students in the University of Hong Kong to teach the rule of law to secondary school students since 2012. In the hope of deepening the understanding of the rule of law among secondary school students, ROLE is inviting S4 to S6 students to participate in the Rule of Law Essay Competition 2019.