Calendar 2017/18

Regulations Governing Academic Programmes

1 Faculty of Taught Programmes

1.5 Regulations Governing the Partnership Juris Doctor award (JD) - HKUST
1 Admission to Programme
1.1 With the approval of the Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements specified under the terms of an agreement with a partner institution (‘Partnership Agreement’) shall be admitted to the programme on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Law. This programme shall only be available to students registered at the partner institution. Students on the programme shall be registered at both the University and the partner institution.
2 Credit-rating of Programme
2.1 All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. All students on the programme shall follow such modules as are prescribed by the Partnership Agreement.
3 Requirements of Professional Regulatory Bodies
3.1 It shall be the duty of the Head of the Law School to ensure at all times that the programme satisfies the academic requirements of the professional regulatory bodies for admission to legal practice in England and Wales (whether as a barrister or a solicitor). The ‘professional regulatory bodies’ include for these purposes the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Law Society, the Bar Council, and the Bar Standards Board.
3.2 The Head of the Law School may make such rules as appear necessary or expedient to ensure that the programme is consistent with the academic requirements of the professional regulatory bodies. The rules made under this paragraph may be revoked or varied by subsequent rules.
3.3 The rules made under this paragraph shall apply to candidates on the programme as if they formed part of this regulation.
3.4 Any rules made under this paragraph shall be:
  (a) notified to the Dean of the Faculty;
  (b) laid before the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate for information; and,
  (c) published in such places and formats as the Head of the Law School deems necessary.
4 Period of Study
4.1 The period of study under the programme shall be determined by the Partnership Agreement, but in no case shall be longer than five years full time. A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
5 Examination, Re-examination and Classification of Awards
5.1 No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless it is certified by the Head of School that the candidate has completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme (including the performance of such vacation work as may be required).
5.2 The examination and re-examination of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved undergraduate degree assessment procedures.
6 Vacation Study, Field Courses, and Study Abroad
6.1 Students shall undertake such vacation study, field courses, or study abroad as may from time to time be prescribed.