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Law -- Graduate Overseas Studies in Hong Kong

USC Gould School of Law
September 18, 2007

University of Hong Kong (HKU)

The summer after a student’s first year of graduate study at USC. Tentative dates are from May 15 – July 17 (9 weeks).
Applicant Requirements:
This program allows for up to four students from USC Law School to attend HKU during the academic year (fall and spring semesters).Students may participate in this exchange program during their 2L or 3L years, either in the fall or spring semester. Selection will be based upon academic performance, interest in overseas study, and potential benefits from overseas study. In-person interviews will be conducted. Students must have excellent law school records, must be in good standing, and must not be on 'restricted enrollment' in order to be considered for admission to the program. Transfer students, LL.M., M.C.L., and visiting students are ineligible to participate in USC Law School’s semester abroad programs.
Language Requirement:
Students are able to take classes in both HKU’s LL.B. and LL.M. programs. There may be some LL.M. only courses that exchange students are not permitted to enroll in. The latest LL.B. and LL.M. curricula offered by HKU are available on their website: It is the student’s responsibility to review the course offerings to determine those classes that are open to exchange students in any given semester.
Elective Courses:
Extracurricular Courses:
Units Earned:
Students must satisfactorily complete the equivalent of 13 to 17 USC Law School units during their semester abroad at HKU. Students will be granted 1 USC unit for every 2 HKU units. A typical USC student will take 5 HKU courses equivalent to 30 HKU units, in order to meet the Law School’s minimum unit requirement. Students must take the standard HKU law courses as approved by USC and USC Law School. HKU will provide a list of approved courses each semester.

Application Deadline: 
Exchange program applications must be submitted by January 15, 2007 for consideration for the Fall 2007 semester, or by June 1, 2007 for the Spring 2008 semester.

To Apply and Additional Information Available At:

Applications are also available in Room 105 or via email. Please call 213-821-5916 or request an application via email at if there is trouble accessing the web application.