Annual Report 2005–06

學術發展 Academic Development 39 Acade ic Develop ent • Prof. Mike McConville is the first appointed Chair Professor and the Director of the School of Law. In addition, beginning in September 2005, an academic core team has been built up to support teaching and learning in the school. By 31 July 2006, the school had appointed 22 academic staff. The school also has the support of distinguished jurists and prominent academics who have accepted appointments on an honorary or visiting basis. They include: Honorary Professors of Law – The Right Honourable The Lord Woolf of Barnes (former Chief Justice of England and Wales) – Dr. the Honourable Sir T.L. Yang (former Chief Justice of Hong Kong) – Sir David Williams QC (former Vice-Chancellor of The University of Cambridge) Visiting Professors – Prof. Paul Redmond (consultant of the Hong Kong Legal Reform Review and former Dean, Faculty of Law, The University of New South Wales) – Prof. Robyn Martin (professor of public health law, University of Hertfordshire) Coming from varied backgrounds and different jurisdictions, the school’s international family of scholars possess a diversified pool of expertise that will greatly enhance students’ learning environment. • The school has received very encouraging response to its programme offerings. The first cohort of under- graduates on the LLB programme included very strong academic achievers from diverse backgrounds, which will enhance the international character of the student mix. The intake of Juris Doctor and taught Masters programmes far exceeded the original planned numbers and includes many exceptionally well-qualified candidates. The school will commence its PCLL Programme in 2008, a decision unanimously endorsed by the Standing Committee on Legal Education and Training on 8 March 2006. The Law Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Bar Association have offered the school their full support in planning the programme. The school will continue to work closely with both branches of the legal profession in the development of a new and innovative programme. • The school is located on the third and fourth floors of the Mong Man Wai Building on CUHK campus. It occupies about 1,480m 2 and will deliver its undergraduate programme on campus. The University has also acquired the second floor of the Bank of America Tower building in Central, home to the Graduate Law Centre where all the school’s postgraduate programmes will be offered. Starting from 2009, the centre will occupy the entire second floor of the Bank of America Tower building in order to accommodate the growing number of postgraduate students. All the teaching venues are equipped with state-of- the-art technology meeting the requirements of advanced teaching philosophies and methods. • In 2004 and 2005, the University Library began preparing for the development of a new law collection and library service. 法律學院學生上課情況 Law students attending a lecture 左起:法律學院主任麥高偉教授、倫敦大學校長 Malcolm Grant 教授、前英格蘭及威爾斯首席大 法官、伍爾夫勳爵和劉遵義校長 (From left) Prof. Mike McConville, Director, School of Law, Prof. Malcolm Grant, Vice- Chancellor of University College London, Lord Woolf of Barnes, former Chief Justice of England and Wales, and Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Vice-Chancellor of the University