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The University of Law welcomes first cohort of students at new Hong Kong campus

The University of Law (ULaw) one of the UK’s longest established specialist providers of legal education, has officially welcomed its first intake of students at its new Hong Kong campus. The cohort is beginning part-time and full-time GDL courses.

Adding to its eight campuses in the UK, ULaw’s Hong Kong campus marks the University’s first international opening and will be led by inaugural Dean, Peter Crisp, who is also the University’s Pro Vice Chancellor (External).

With its wide portfolio of professional law degrees, specialist legal training and ongoing professional development courses for barristers and solicitors, ULaw has ambitious goals of raising the bar in Hong Kong’s provision of quality education. One of the primary aims of launching the Hong Kong campus was to create new opportunities for the city’s aspiring legal professionals to attain their career goals.

Aruna Verma, Programme Director at ULaw’s Hong Kong campus, said: “This week we are welcoming our very first cohort and I am excited and proud to be a part of the University’s first international grand opening. This is a joyous occasion for ULaw, but it also marks a significant day for these students who are taking their first steps into a career in law. I wish all our new students the very best in their future careers.

Group photo of Hong Kong ULaw students
First intake of students welcomed at new Hong Kong campus

“Teaching quality is at the heart of ULaw and we have applied our rich history and high-quality teaching standards to everything we have done at the Hong Kong campus. We are committed to continuing to focus on employability and strengthening our students’ capabilities, so that we can provide excellent entry routes into successful careers.”

Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice Chancellor and CEO at The University of Law, added: “We have impressive employability statistics here at ULaw, with 97 percent of LPC students securing employment, training contracts, or further study within nine months of completing their course . We absolutely intend to maintain this high standard in Hong Kong.”

“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.”

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About The University of Law (ULaw)

The University of Law is one of the longest-established specialist providers of legal education and training in the UK, with campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham, and an international campus in Hong Kong. You can also study our courses at GISMA Business School in Berlin, the University of East Anglia, The University of Exeter, The University of Reading and The University of Liverpool.

The University of Law’s market-leading Employability Service gives students access to work experience and pro bono opportunities and legal vacancies as soon as they accept their place. The result is excellent employability statistics: 97% of our full-time and accelerated UK/EEA LPC students graduating in summer 2017 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.