Entry requirements for PCLL

This statement is issued by the Standing Committee on Legal Education
and Training. It applies to all students seeking admission to study the
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in Hong Kong from September 2008

Core Subjects

To be eligible for admission to the PCLL, all students will have to demonstrate
competence in 11 Core Subjects. These are

  • Contract
  • Tort
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Equity
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Business Associations
  • Commercial Law

Graduates who hold a Bachelor of Laws degree from a university, other than one of the
three universities offering such degrees in Hong Kong, or other recognized law
qualification, acceptable to the PCLL providers may be able to demonstrate competence
in these 11 Core Subjects when such have been completed as follows:

  1. as part of their non-Hong Kong common law qualification; and / or
  2. as a visiting “internal” student in one of the three universities awarding LLB and / or JD degrees in Hong Kong and passing the requisite examination; and / or
  3. by passing the relevant subject in the Hong Kong Conversion Examination for PCLL Admission.

Top-up Subjects
Students who have not passed all of the following three subjects at a university LLB /
LLB double degrees / JD course in Hong Kong must also demonstrate competence in the
following three Top-up Subjects:

  • Hong Kong Constitutional Law
  • Hong Kong Legal System
  • Hong Kong Land Law


One Comment to “Entry requirements for PCLL”

  1. jerry says:

    Hey I got notes from a friend who did the pcll conversion exams a few yrs back does anyone know if the syllabus has changed much?

You must be logged in to post a comment.

This entry was posted and filed under PCLL Conversion Exams. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.