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University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China

Cornell Law School can send up to four students in the Fall or Spring semesters to the University of Hong Kong (“HKU”).  Spring semester placement is available for 2Ls only.




HKU is Hong Kong’s oldest university, founded more than 90 years ago. Today, HKU is a dynamic, comprehensive, university of world-class standing. With ten Faculties and numerous research centres, its reputation as a centre of intellectual excellence is recognized around the world. The HKU Faculty of Law is the first law school in Hong Kong and has a strong world-wide reputation. First established in 1972 as a Department of Law in the Faculty of Social Sciences, it became a School of Law with an autonomous Board of Studies in 1978, and a Faculty of Law on 1 July 1984. Today, the Faculty has over 50 full time academic staff and about 1,100 students. It has 2 Departments, the Department of Law and the Department of Professional Legal Education, and 4 research centres: the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, the Asian Institute of International Financial Law, the China Centre of Information Technology and Law, and the Peking U-HKU Research Centre.


Fall Semester: Early-September – Late-December
Spring Semester: mid-January – Late-May


To see the courses offered at HKU, please click here.


Please see HKU Faculty of Law’s website. For general HKU matters, please see the main university website.