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Study and Career Options in Criminology and Law

Study and Career Options in Criminology and Law

Study and Career Options in Criminology and Law

Date: Monday 20 June 2016
Time: 17.30 - 20.30
Venue: 3/F British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty

Currently studying at secondary school and interested in pursuing Law as your degree?

 

The British Council, along with a selection of UK universities and representatives from the legal profession, welcome you to our Study & Careers in Law event on Monday 20 June. This event is an opportunity for students to understand what university study options and resulting career paths exist within the field.

Talks by universities and representatives from the legal profession, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your future opportunities, will enable you to form a clear idea of what future options await you.

 

Registration to this event is required.

Each topic will run three times at 17.30, 18.35 and 19.40.

Please refer to the programme below for details.

Please register here and select up to three topics you wish to attend. We will confirm the times and topics you are signed up for soon.

Enquiries: call 2913 5100 or email enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk

Light refreshments will be provided.

By reservation only. To be conducted in English.

 

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Programme

Topic 1: Studying law in the UK & the routes of becoming a practising lawyer in Hong Kong

Time

   Panel speakers

[Session 1] 17.30 – 18.15

  • Professor Andrew Chadwick
    Deputy Dean and Deputy CEO
    BPP University Law School
     
  • Jan Bogaert
    Partner – Corporate and M&A
    Stibbe

[Session 2] 18.35 – 19.20

[Session 3] 19.40 – 20.25

Topic 2: Law & Employability

Time

  Panel speakers

[Session 1] 17.30 – 18.15

  • Professor Andrea Nollent
    Vice-Chancellor
    University of Law
  • Lenny Cheng
    Public Prosecutor in the Department of Justice

[Session 2] 18.35 – 19.20

[Session 3] 19.40 – 20.25

Topic 3: Law and the Global Economy

  • This session explores how students can maximise their university education to enhance their competitive advantage when embarking on a career with some of the world's leading law firms and companies

Time

   Panel speakers

[Session 1] 17.30 – 18.15

  • Dr Kevin Brown
    Head of Admissions to the LLB Programme
    Queen's University Belfast
     
  • Kitty Ng
    Associate – Cross Border Transactions
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

[Session 2] 18.35 – 19.20

[Session 3] 19.40 – 20.25

Topic 4: Study and Career Options in Criminology and Law

  • This presentation will focus upon subject themes within Law and Criminology, opportunities for UK study of these and some possible career options they offer

Time

   Panel speakers

[Session 1] 17.30 – 18.15

  • Dr Michael McGuire
    Senior Lecturer in Criminology
    University of Surrey
     
  • Chyna Young
    Associate in Real Estate M&A
    DLA Piper

[Session 2] 18.35 – 19.20

[Session 3] 19.40 – 20.25

 

Academic speaker profiles

Professor Andrew Chadwick, BPP University Law School

Andrew has a great deal of experience in undergraduate as well as post-graduate legal training. He has taught a range of subjects at all levels and has in the past been an examiner on the Law Society accreditation programmes. Andrew’s specific interest and expertise is in working with international law firms to tailor courses to their specific requirements. He believes that employability skills should be firmly embedded within education.

Professor Andrea Nollent, University of Law

Educated at the universities of Dundee and Durham, Andrea began her university career with Sheffield Hallam University where she was appointed Head of the Law School, moving to become Dean of Nottingham Law and then Vice-Chancellor of the University of Law. Andrea’s research expertise is in comparative law and competition law, subjects which she has taught at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels. She is visiting professor at a number of leading European universities. She is widely published and takes a particular interest in the internationalisation of legal education and the quality of learning experience for international law students.

Dr Kevin Brown, Queen's University Belfast

Kevin Brown is head of undergraduate admissions at Queen’s University Belfast School of Law. Kevin is also a lecturer in Criminal Law at the University. Queen’s University Belfast, founded in 1845, is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities in the United Kingdom. Law degrees from Queen’s University Belfast are recognised in Hong Kong and England and Wales. Alumni from Queen’s University have gone onto work in some of the most prestigious law firms and companies in the world.

Dr Michael McGuire, University of Surrey

Dr Michael McGuire joined the Department as Senior Lecturer in Criminology in September 2012. Dr McGuire read Philosophy & Scientific method at the London School of Economics where he acquired a first class BSc Econ, and he completed his PhD at King’s College London. He has subsequently developed an international profile in the study of technology and the justice system and has published widely in these areas.

Guest speaker profiles

Jan Bogaert
Partner – Corporate and M&A
Stibbe

Jan holds Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from King’s College London and from the University of Leuven (Belgium). After graduation, Jan joined Benelux firm Stibbe and spent time in its Brussels and New York offices prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 2012. In his current role, Jan advises Asia-based companies and funds on their European investments and on cross-border transaction structuring.

Jan will discuss career options for law students and the versatility of a law degree.

Lenny Cheng
Public Prosecutor in the Department of Justice

After completing his LLB at the University of Manchester, Lenny was accepted into University of Law for the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) in 2005. After a fruitful year on the BVC, he started his career as a prosecutor in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in London. He completed his pupillage with the CPS and progressed to the position of Senior Crown Prosecutor before returning to his hometown, Hong Kong, in 2012. Lenny is now a Public Prosecutor in the Department of Justice.

Lenny will share his career development both in the UK and in Hong Kong upon graduation.

Kitty Ng
Associate – Cross Border Transactions
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Kitty graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.). Upon graduation she returned to Hong Kong and started her career as a trainee solicitor in 2012 at Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong and progressed as an associate in 2014 at her current workplace.

Kitty will share her career development upon graduation from the UK.

Chyna Young
Associate in Real Estate M&A
DLA Piper

Chyna studied the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) at the City University of Hong Kong.

Chyna is currently an associate in the Real Estate team, based in DLA Piper's Hong Kong Office. She has experience in cross-border real estate transactions specialising in real estate investments, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and financing for institutional investors, funds and private equity firms.

Chyna will share her career development upon graduation from the UK.

Alumni testimonial

Lawrence Pang
2015 – 2016 Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University
2015 – 2016  Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), University of Hong Kong

‘I chose BPP University because of their reputation for quality of teaching. The Virtual Learning Environment allows me to revise the essential materials anywhere and anytime I want.  BPP University understands what students need; they are able to teach in a sufficient depth and yet remain as concise as possible.  The Graduate Diploma in Law programme allows a student to enter into the legal profession in a cost-effective and timely way.’