Street Law

The University of Hong Kong offers courses with a Street Law component to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Street Law projects provide an opportunity for law students to develop professional skills and serve the community by, in particular, providing legal education to laypersons. During the 2014-15 academic year, Human Rights in Practice students undertook two projects in collaboration with Chosen Power, a Hong Kong organization for self-advocates with intellectual disabilities and different learning abilities. In Fall 2014, a team of six LLB students created an easy-read  Know-Your-Rights manual which explained Hong Kong laws in relation with CRPD principles. In Spring 2015,  a team of three Masters of Law students then developed and implemented a Street Law training curriculum aimed at educating persons with intellectual disabilities about their right to political participation. The Human Rights in Practice course is directed by Lindsay Ernst and Joy Chia.