Trans-jurisdictional Legal Theory and Research Centre Opens


From left to right: Dr. Andy Chiu Man-chung, Adjunct Professor Mr. Paul Chung Kwok-cheong , Ms. Claire Wilson, Professor Matthew Weait, Professor Xu Zhang-run

The Department of Law and Business of Hong Kong Shue Yan University, The School of Law of Tsinghua University, Beijing, and The School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, have jointly established the Trans-jurisdictional Legal Theory and Research Centre. The Centre will provide a link between the three institutions, enabling comparative research projects, offering a legal-academic platform to foster communication of legal theories and ideas of mutual interest and concern.

The launching ceremony of the Centre was held at the campus of Shue Yan University on 30 November, 2013. The Centre is located in the Library Complex of the University.

Dr. Andy Chiu Man-chung, Head of the Department of Law and Business of Shue Yan University said it was a huge honour for the Department to collaborate with Tsinghua University and Birkbeck, University of London. He indicated his hope that the Trans-jurisdictional Legal Theory and Research Centre would have a truly international perspective, and would strengthen links and exchanges between the three institutions for the future benefit of the academic and legal professions in all three jurisdictions.

Dr. Andy Chiu Man-chung also announced a piece good news during the event. According to the Memorandum of Agreement signed between Shue Yan University and Birkbeck, the School of Law at Birkbeck will admit a certain number of students per year from Shue Yan University onto the School of Law’s LLM (Qualifying Degree) Programme.

“This can provide another opportunity for further studies and development to Shue Yan students. Furthermore, the University will continue its practice of granting scholarships to students who are interested in participating in the programme. I hope the scholarships will provide students incentives to pursue this postgraduate legal study.” Dr Andy Chiu Man-chung said.

Source: March Issue 2014

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