Hong Kong Lawyer

October 2017

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October 2017 • CAMPUS VOICES 法 學 院 新 聞 New Student Orientation 2017 CityU Law School organised a series of orientation activities for the new LLB, JD, PCLL, LLM and LLMArbDR students on 29 August. The New Student Orientation aimed to acquaint new students with the campus, give them an overview of academic and university life and introduce them to the University resources, facilities and opportunities. Prof. Geraint Howells, Dean of the Law School, warmly welcomed the new students at the orientation. In his speech, he advised the students to take advantage of the opportunities that the School provides. To LLB and JD students, he strongly recommended that they take part in independent research, the G-LEAP exchange programme, legal placement programme and international mooting competitions. Legal education is not just about learning to be a lawyer, Professor Howells advised, so students should enjoy their study, keep an open mind, gain international exposure and look out for opportunities. He also hoped that the students could make the most out of their time at CityU and give back to the community after graduation. Later on, the LLB, JD and PCLL programme directors addressed the students respectively. Prof. Alexander Loke, the LLB Programme Director, asked the new students to think of their value-added as lawyers in an age of advanced search engines like Google. Dr. Mark Kielsgard, the JD Programme Director, encouraged the freshmen to study hard, complete reading assignments before the lectures, attend and participate in the classes and tutorials, prepare coursework and assignments earlier, and ask teachers questions if they do not understand. The PCLL Programme Director Ms. Stella Leung advised the new LLB and JD students to discover what they really like and dislike and find out whether law is their true calling. "Your law degree will not go wasted even if you do not end up going into the PCLL programme and practicing the law. It is a very good degree that opens doors for you and changes your way of thinking," she said. After the luncheon, the students were introduced to international mooting and advocacy, the Law library, lawbies.net, professional development and e-learning. Ms. Bonita Chan, the Chairlady of the Alumni Association of CityU School of Law, was invited as a guest speaker to address the students. She advised them to study hard and pay extra attention to core subjects, attend lectures and tutorials, improve language skills in both English and Chinese, get internships during summer vacations, and participate in the activities organised by the Hong Kong Law Society. The Orientation for LLM and LLMArbDR students was held in the evening. The Dean, Prof. Geraint Howells elaborated on the streams of the LLM programme, the LLM for Chinese Judges programme and our collaboration with the University Paris 1. The LLM Programme Director Dr. Ding Chunyan explained the programme features, curriculum, assessment, resources and facilities. LLM Maritime and Transportation Law Stream and LLMArbDR students met their programme directors afterwards. Welcome to CityU School of Law! The exciting new journey has now begun. 城市大學法律學院新生迎新2017 城市大學法律學院於8月29日為LLB、JD、PCLL、LLM 及LLMArbDR新生舉行了一系列迎新活動,以讓新生 們認識校園,了解課程概況和大學生活,並向他們介 紹大學的資源、設施和機會。 法律學院院長Geraint Howells教授在迎新活動上熱烈 歡迎新生。他在致辭時建議學生好好利用學校提供的 機會。對於LLB和JD學生,他強烈建議他們參加獨立 研究、「環球法律教育及認知課程」(G-LEAP)、法律 實習計劃及國際模擬法庭比賽。Howells教授表示,法 律教育不僅是學習如何成為律師,同學們應該享受學 習,保持開放思維,放眼國際,尋找機會。他也希望 學生能充分利用在城大的時間,畢業後回饋社會。 其 後 , L L B 、 J D 和 P C L L 課 程 主 任 分 別 向 學 生 致 辭。LLB課程主任陸飛鴻教授請學生思考,在Google 等強大搜索引擎盛行的時代,他們作為律師的附加價 值。JD課程主任Mark Kielsgard博士鼓勵新生努力學 生、在上課前完成閱讀作業、出席和參與課堂、及早 準備家課,遇有不明請教老師。PCLL課程主任Stella Leung女士叫LLB及JD新生探索他們的喜惡,了解法律 是否他們的真正興趣。她說:「即使不修讀PCLL課程 或執業,你的法律學位也不會浪費。這是一個非常好 的學位,能為你開啟大門,改變你的思維。」 午膳後,迎新活動向學生介紹國際模擬法庭及訟辯、 法律圖書館、lawbies.net、專業發展和電子學習。城大 法律學院校友會主席陳寶儀律師獲邀擔任演講嘉賓。 她建議同學們努力學習、特別注重核心科目、參加講 座和教學課程、提高中英語文能力、獲暑期實習機會 和參加香港律師會舉辦的活動。 LLM和LLMArbDR學生的迎新活動在晚上舉行。院長 Geraint Howells教授詳細闡述了LLM課程的專修組別、 中國法官LLM課程和與巴黎大學1的合作。LLM課程 主任丁春艷博士介紹了LLM課程的特點、課程內容、 評估、資源和設備。LLM海事及交通法律專修組別及 LLMArbDR的學生其後與他們的課程主任見面。 歡迎你們加入城大法律學院!令人興奮的新旅程現已 展開。 www.hk-lawyer.org 85

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