Hear From Our Students

Hear From Our Students

"In my freshman year in the CUHK BBA-JD Programme, I have built a solid foundation of practical knowledge and other transferrable skills. Studying business and law side-by-side provides room for further reflection on how they are inter-related, highlighting the complexities of current and future complications faced by the business and legal worlds, resulting in a more sophisticated, open and encompassing worldview.

Besides classroom learning, much-coveted opportunities to participate in workshops, visit different organisations, listen to sharings from experienced professionals and interact with mentors were pleasant and necessary steps towards understanding the rising trends of my fields of study, providing me with more insight into possible future careers and what can be done now to better equip me for my aspirations."
Peony Leung
Year 2 BBA-JD Student

"Three years into the CUHK BBA-JD Programme, I have managed to explore opportunities and widen my horizons beyond my expectations. Although the curriculum, admittedly, is rigorous, I have found that help in the form of the programme’s academic advisors, as well as course professors, are always readily accessible. It was also with their help that I managed to participate in a highly meaningful exchange programme with the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, last year. Despite the added workload of a double degree, the careful programme plan ensures us, students, will not only not miss out on such opportunities, but furthermore complement it through special networking sessions arranged for us. As such, I have been able to move further with my goal of being a ‘global citizen’ with the BBA-JD Programme." Ng Yee Yan
Year 3 BBA-JD Student

"Freshman year has passed in the blink of an eye and I have never regretted choosing CUHK BBA-JD Programme. The curriculum in both business and law studies can enhance my competitiveness and equip myself to pursue my dream as a corporate lawyer.

Apart from the interdisciplinary programme curriculum, ample opportunities are given to us to learn outside classrooms to broaden our horizons. I joined a winter study programme to the China University of Political Science and Law and Fudan University, where we attended lectures on the law of the PRC, and a seminar with members of the NPCSC’s Basic Law Committee and a court hearing in the Beijing Haidian District People's Court. This exchange enhanced my understanding of the PRC law as well as the differences of litigation procedures between Hong Kong and China.

During the summer, I had a legal services internship experience at a partnership law firm with great rewards. Through conducting legal research and drafting part of a circular for a listed company, I learnt more about listing rules of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and gained working experience in a law firm, which can further reinforce my career direction."
Rosie Tang
Year 2 BBA-JD Student

 “At first glance, I was impressed by the CUHK BBA-JD programme as it is very eye-catchy and distinctive. I wondered how the business and the legal studies are interrelated and being mutually dependent in workplace, so I decided to further investigate this complementary relationship by joining the programme and aimed to be one of the pioneers to put them into real practice in future.

The programme will not only allow me to graduate with dual degrees, a BBA and a JD, in 5 years, but also to gain comprehensive and thorough understanding and possess versatile skills in both sectors. These certainly provide me flexibility and initiative in launching on my career prospects either in business field or in legal field, as well as maintaining my competitive edge in various perspectives.”

Max Chan
Year 3 BBA-JD Student

“I chose CUHK BBA-JD because of its study content of business and law. I have had a career aspiration working in the legal field when I was young. Furthermore, I want to obtain effective leadership and management skills to enhance my competitiveness in legal field. Through this programme, I can obtain a undergraduate BBA degree and a postgraduate JD degree only within five years, which let me choose this programme without hesitation.

The programme attracts me by its world-ranked reputation and career prospectus, which can help me pursue my legal aspiration. Both degrees are globally high-ranked according to reputed ranking publications for world universities. It also attracts me due to JD’s excellent career prospectus in reaching the legal field. The programme has held many workshops and sharing by senior executives for career aspirations and assistance in legal and business study, letting me easily pursue my aspiration, and ensure my rightful decision to study BBA-JD at CUHK.”
Harris Wong
Year 3 BBA-JD Student

“I was one of the founding students of the CUHK JD programme. My decision to pursue law largely came down to appreciating the important and complementary relationship between law and business, an area of interest of mine since my undergraduate business studies at the CUHK. I started my full-time career in the banking field while studying the JD part-time. The experience of being able to bring my work knowledge into the classroom (and vice versa) was rewarding and thought-provoking; certainly it helped bring to life the practical applications of different legal rules and principles. Although I took a slightly unconventional path of not seeking a legal qualification after obtaining my JD, I am still reaping the fruits of the knowledge and skills from my business and legal studies at the CUHK in my current roles as a senior in-house risk and compliance advisor at an international law firm, a doctoral candidate and a member of the teaching faculty at the HKU Law School.”

John Lee
BBA (Hons) (CUHK); JD (CUHK); PhD (HKU) Candidate; FICA; CAMS
APAC Risk Manager, Clyde & Co
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, The University of Hong Kong

“I always wanted to do both business and law because the two do go hand in hand. This seems a cliché but it is also true. Business is not just about numbers, but is also about how one's interest can be protected to the largest extent by agreeing good legal terms. During our business degree, we learned how to market products to boost sales and how to use financial models to give insight into business structures and to evaluate key performance drivers. Often, though, we neglected the underlying legal issues, such as how to avoid potential claims from other parties, what to do to prevent others from stealing ideas, etc. This is where law comes in. I also think law helps provide a more complete picture of how to run a business and how to uphold a company’s best interests, whether commercial or legal, without affecting business progress.”

Tina Wong

Banking & Finance Associate, Ashurst Hong Kong

“I first became interested in law after taking a course on business law during my undergraduate BBA degree. I was fascinated by how business and law are closely interconnected. Most importantly, I realised that without a sound legal system, Hong Kong would never have grown into such a successful international business center. In fact, today’s world is a sophisticated one that goes beyond the scope of traditionally defined disciplines. It demands talented professionals who possess transferable skills to excel in different areas. The study of the JD programme after completing my BBA degree equips me precisely with that exceptional blend of knowledge and skills. It undoubtedly provides me with a unique competitive edge, whether ultimately I embark on a career in law or business.”

Winky Leung
Trainee Solicitor, Viven Chan & Co.

“A question I and students with business and finance backgrounds are frequently asked is how I can generate an excellent return on my educational investment. My answer to this question is to invest in yourself when you are still young. The CUHK Juris Doctor programme gives business students an excellent opportunity to break into the legal profession, which is a professional path that offers tremendous upside potential. The Faculty of Law is highly international, with professors from solid academic and industry backgrounds. As a cradle for an increasing number of Hong Kong’s legal elite, the JD is developing an increasingly strong alumni network. A business background also provides a valuable synergy if one aspires to be a solicitor handling large corporate transactions or IPO exercises, or a barrister cutting through complex commercial disputes. The Juris Doctor program, together with a sound business background, gives prospective talent an unparalleled edge for development in various commercial disciplines in a knowledge-based society.”

Isaac Lam
JD Gold Scholarship recipient (2016/17 & 2017/18)
Betty Ho Prize in Law (2016/17 & 2017/18)
The Davis Polk & Wardwell Prize (2016/17 & 2017/18)
Trainee Solicitor, Clifford Chance