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ULaw to launch Hong Kong campus

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Legal education giant’s first overseas outpost to open September 2019

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The University of Law (ULaw) has today announced plans to open a campus in Hong Kong.

The legal education giant, which already has eight campuses in the UK, confirmed its new overseas outpost will start to receive students from September 2019, initially offering a range of face-to-face postgraduate law courses. The law school giant also said it hoped to launch a series of professional development and online training courses for qualified lawyers in Hong Kong as early as next spring.

A spokesperson for ULaw has told Legal Cheek that the courses will be delivered in English, but was unable to say whether or not UK law school staples including the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) will be among those on offer.

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Commenting on the thinking behind the Hong Kong campus, ULaw’s vice chancellor and CEO, Professor Andrea Nollent, said:

“We recognise Hong Kong’s position as an international legal and dispute resolution service hub, and it is therefore a significant market for The University of Law. Through a multi-million pound investment, we are ultimately looking to establish a long-term presence and operations in the region that will provide the same excellence in teaching and professional services to companies.”

ULaw’s new venture comes as Hong Kong’s Law Society considers placing restrictions on the activities of foreign lawyers.

Under the proposed rule changes, lawyers who have qualified outside of Hong Kong would only be allowed to provide legal advice on matters within their registered jurisdictions. In addition to this, international law firms located in Hong Kong would have to employ two local lawyers for each foreign lawyer, double the current quota.

A consultation on the controversial proposals closes next month.

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Anonymous

This post has been removed because it breached Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

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Anonymous

Glad to see the LC censor hard at work this early in the day.

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Anonymous

This post has been removed because it breached Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

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Anonymous

Hahaha – LegalCheek, please allow the following *factual statement* to stand:

My comment above has been deleted for asserting (which assertion this comment makes no judgment as to the veracity of) that the HK regulators might be attracted to allowing a PE house monopoly over legal training.

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Anonymous

We need to copy the Hong Kong rule in London, with this many unemployed lawyers.

Seems sensible.

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Anonymous

Post comment questioning why students would ever fund this themselves. Post shortly gets removed due to UoL sponsoring.

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Anonymous

Somewhere right now Alex is crapping himself as he realises he should have made this a careers post with no comments section.

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Anonymous

It’s fine, he’ll just close the comments retroactively and delete any that don’t fit the narrative.

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Anonymous

HAHAHA. Deleting comments once again.

Alex, don’t you see how deliciously ironic this is? Watching over and censoring comments made about territory whose USP is that it is the one and only “part” of China that the westerners can safely do business in without fear the of being watched and censored.

LC will fall soon. It must.

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Anonymous

Word, frankly.

Communism is utterly evil.

Ash “I’m literally a communist” Sarkar wouldn’t last a minute in a Beijing jail.

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