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Rule of Law Seminar & Workshop 2023/24

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The HKU Rule of Law Education Project (ROLE) was established in April 2012 and was revamped in 2020. The objective of ROLE is to enhance public understanding towards the crux of the rule of law and various basic legal concepts through different educational activities, as well as to give our law students practical teaching and lecture delivery experience. To date, we have organised more than 170 face-to-face and virtual seminars and workshop for secondary schools students, non-governmental and other community organisations.


ROLE seminars and workshops are designed and conducted by students under the guidance of supervisors within the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong. We create tailor-made learning materials and activities to meet the needs of different target audience. The seminars are free of charge, so are the accompanying teaching materials which we could provide after the event upon request.


The details of this year's programme are as follows:

Date: February - July, 2024

Duration: 60 - 90 min

Format: Face-to-Face or Online; Seminar or Workshop

Language: Cantonese or English


Target audience: Form 4 to Form 6 students (please contact us if other forms of students are preferred)


Themes and Topics:

  • Major legal systems in the World and an Introduction to Law

  • The Common Law System and its Ideology; The Rule of law in Comparative Context

  • From Colony to SAR: Evolution of Hong Kong’s Legal System; The Legislative Process in Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong’s Court System and the Making of Common Law; The Legal Profession in Hong Kong

  • Political Economy of Justice: Access to Justice in Hong Kong; Hong Kong’s Jury System​

  • Hong Kong's Judiciary

  • Protection of Rights in Hong Kong​


Note: The titles above provide only the main themes; the final contents of the presentation will be determined by the ROLE Project Team. You are also welcome to raise any legal topics that you are interested in.

If you would like to sign up for a legal seminar or workshop to be delivered at your institute, please fill in the application form and send it back to us via email, fax or by post. We will be in touch with you in due course to discuss the arrangements.


In case you have any questions about the events or the ROLE Project, please feel free to contact us.


Recipient: Ms Lydia Choi


Fax: 2549 8495

Postal Address: Room 921, 9/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Enquiry: 3917 4802


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