New legal executive programme successfully launched in Hong Kong

The new Professional Diploma in Legal Executive Studies has been successfully launched in Hong Kong with the first intake of students commencing their studies on 18 September 2009. This is a new programme developed by CILEx Law School in association with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

In September 2008 the Law Society of Hong Kong issued new benchmark standards for legal executives, which were developed in consultation with ILEX. The Professional Diploma has been developed especially to deliver these standards.The two-year part-time programme is based in Hong Kong and is for prospective legal executives in the Hong Kong jurisdiction.

The Diploma will be jointly awarded to successful students by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of The Chinese University of hong Kong and ILEX. CILEx Law School worked with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong to develop the course materials for the programme.