Professional Development

MA in Legal Translation
   The change in Hong Kong’s sociopolitical climate since 1997 has triggered the Government to implement a bilingual legal system using Chinese in addition to English as the language of law. As a world city, Hong Kong is in need of competent professional translators for both the public and private legal sectors.

This programme aims to provide students with professional skills in legal writing, legal translation and bilingual drafting. Upon successful completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the common law system and the general concepts in constitutional & administrative law, criminal law, contract law, company law and property law. They should also be equipped with the techniques to translate different types of legal documents to meet the challenges arisen as a result of Hong Kong’s transformation from a monolingual to a bilingual legal system.

For course details, please visit the School of Arts and Social Sciences of the Open University of Hong Kong

Seminars in Legal Translation
   CPD Seminar on Legal Translation

Sponsor : Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation 贊助機構,伍潔宜慈善基金

Co-organized by the Open University of HOng Kong and

Hong Kong Institute of Legal Translation Limited

Date : 27 October 2012 (Saturday)
Location : Serena Yang Lecture Theatre (P01), The Open University of Hong Kong, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Time : Morning Session : 9:20 am – 12:45 pm (3 CPD points)

Afternoon Session : 2:15 – 5:30 pm (3 CPD points)

Language : Cantonese
Fees : Enrolment:

– HK$400 per session for non-HKILT members

– Free of charge for HKILT members, and OUHK staff, students and alumni


-Refreshments will be served during breaks

Registration : For registration, please complete the enrolment form and return it with a crossed cheque in full amount of the required fees to:

Dr Poon Wai Yee Emily

Associate Professor

A0716, The School of Arts and Social Sciences

The Open University of Hong Kong

30 Good Shepherd Street

Homantin, Kowloon

(Detailed information and Enrolment form can be downloaded at

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