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Law and Society


This Minor comprises a cluster of social science subjects each focusing on various dimensions of law in theory and practice. It aims at exposing students to multiple disciplinary perspectives, such as political science and sociology, and to their interactions with law. Its spatial dimensions inform students of the discourse and practice of laws and legal regimes in local, regional and global contexts. Its temporal dimension guides students to reflect upon the manners in which the past has helped shape the present multidisciplinary understandings of law and their implications for future. Students who wish to develop their careers in the public, private and legal sectors will find this Minor useful and indispensable.

After completing this minor, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the major legal discourse and controversies in contemporary Hong Kong, China and global societies;
  2. Integrate and apply the theories and research methods in the study of law-related issues from different temporal and spatial dimensions;
  3. Articulate the key concepts and theories thereof through in-depth case studies;
  4. Appreciate and practice diversity of thoughts, cultures and perspectives.


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Programme Info
Subject Coordinator
Dr CHAN Yiu Ming Gordon

Course Outline
Minor Course Code Course Title Credits
Law and Society Students should choose 1 or 2 courses out of the following courses
SSC1193 Internet, Politics and Law 3
GEG1016 (Offered by EPL) Understanding Human Rights 3
SSC2219 Legal Reforms in Modern China 3
SSC2246 Law and Society in the Hong Kong Context 3
GEG1021 (Offered by EPL) The Rule of Law and Hong Kong Legal System 3
Students should choose 3 or 4 courses out of the following courses
SSC3103 International Politics and Law
*Will not be offered from 2019-20 (Equivalent to SSC3274)
SSC3274 Global Politics (Equivalent to SSC3103) 3
SSC3208 Rule of Law and Civil Society 3
SSC3238 Issues in Corporate Governance and Responsibility 3
IBS3147 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 3
SSC4218 HK’s Policing in Response to Global and Cross-border Crime 3

The total number of courses to opt for this minor is 5.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.


Admission Enquiries

Tel: (852) 2948 6886

Programme Enquiries

Dr CHAN Yiu Ming Gordon
Tel: (852) 2948 8978