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    Principles of Constitutional and Administrative Law and Criminal Law in Bilingual Context
    TRAN A816BF
      More information: Course Guide
    Principles of Constitutional and Administrative Law and Criminal Law in Bilingual Context

    Course Coordinator: Dr Emily Poon, LLB (Northumbria University), MA (CityU), PhD (HKU)

    Important notes
    This course will be taught via face-to-face mode. Lectures and tutorials will be scheduled on weekday evenings and Saturdays.

    This course is designed to teach students the basic legal principles in public law, including the constitutional, administrative and criminal law, and the legal languages (both English and Chinese) used in these contexts.

    This course aims to:

    • Strengthen students’ ability to understand the legal terms used in these areas of law;

    • Enable students to appreciate the language used in bilingual texts, and to explain language problems presented by these areas of public law;

    • Teach students to compare the use of language in bilingual texts;

    • Prepare students to apply knowledge learned to translation texts such as judgments, witness statements and legal documents.


    • The Basic Law and its interpretation

    • Judicial review and applicable principles

    • Ingredients of criminal offence

    • Strict liability

    • General defences

    • Specific offences

    • Study of cases

    • Study of bilingual texts

    Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Contact hours
    Two and a half hours per week.

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