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What our Peers Say:

“in many aspects the LL.M. programme exceeds international standards…[it provides] opportunities for global activities, excellent instructors … and many internationally focused course offerings.”  (Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, External Program Examiner)

Words from Graduates

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Mr. Brad Wang

"My training in arbitration, mediation, and negotiation by industry-leading professionals and practitioners was comprehensive and useful. I now work at one of the busiest arbitral institutions in a management role and benefited greatly from this experience."

Deputy Secretary General: China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Hong Kong Arbitration Center
Managing Counsel: China Maritime Arbitration Commission Hong Kong Arbitration Center

What We're Up To


Advances in Comparative and Transnational ADR

On 8 and 9 March 2019, the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law hosted a forum on “Advances in Comparative and Transnational ADR – Research into Practice.”

Freshfields - HKU Annual Arbitration Lecture

Why Good Arbitration Cannot Compensate for Bad Courts by Professor Jan Paulsson on Thursday, 11 April 2013.

HKU Law's Research Cluster focusing on ADR developments in the Asia Pacific Region, was launched in 2009 and continues to engage in impactful research in the region.  Find out more here.

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LLM ADR Honorary Professors

The LLM ADR Program is grateful for the support of its Honorary Professors who contributed to the program in 2020: Hon Yves Fortier; Mr. Gary Born; Mr. Neil Kaplan.  

HKU LL.M. in ARB & DR Alumni Association

The Alumni Association was founded in 2009 and consists of a group of HKU Master of Laws in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution graduates with diverse professional backgrounds.

LL.M. in ADR Information Session

The application deadline for the September intake is late February/early March of each year. To facilitate the selection process, applicants are recommended to provide their supporting documents and reference letters shortly after completing the online application.



Shahla Ali, LLM ADR Program Director

Hong Kong is a world leading international dispute resolution venue standing at the conjunction point between East and West, ideally situated to resolve disputes in the greater China and Asian region. The University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law is a world-class Faculty ranked amongst the top 21 law schools in the world according to Times Higher Education, with a global network of partners and a strong reputation in international dispute resolution. 

Founded in 2007, the LL.M. Degree in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution has been internationally recognized as a leading provider of dispute resolution teaching and research. Graduates obtain certifications with HKMAAL, CIARb and HKIA. Leading arbitration thinkers, practitioners, specialists and alumni contribute to a dynamic array of teaching and seminars throughout the year.

We welcome you to learn about our full-time and part-time program and join our diverse student body which has included leading practitioners from the business and financial community, specialists in the construction and engineering fields, mediation and arbitration practitioners, government officials, legislators, judges and members of international organizations specializing in dispute resolution.

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