Home | Macau | UM Faculty of Law to launch master’s

UM Faculty of Law to launch master’s

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

The University of Macau’s Faculty of Law plans to create a master’s degree in local law practice “with emphasis on Portuguese and Chinese languages,” the new dean revealed yesterday.
John Mo Shijian, who was appointed as dean last December, said, quoted by Rádio Macau, that the master’s would be mostly aimed at local students who have completed a Chinese-language law bachelor’s degree.
Mo’s appointment was criticised because the mainland scholar has no prior connection to the local legal system. But yesterday the expert stressed that he “was not hired to teach Macau law”.
He said his role would mainly be “to improve aspects of the faculty’s internationalisation”. The faculty needs to enhance academic ties with neighbouring countries and regions and play a greater role internationally,” Mo said, according to a statement released upon his appointment.
The scholar admitted that he has been studying the Macau law and added it was “an opportunity” to learn something new. He added that his background in mainland Chinese Law and Common Law was no major obstacle for his work.
Mo spoke to media on the sidelines of the first day of the international forum on ‘University Management: Key to Competitiveness’.

Tagged as:

No tags for this article
  • Email to a friend Email to a friend
  • Print version Print version

Subscribe to comments feed Comments (0 posted)

total: | displaying:

Post your comment

Please enter the code you see in the image:

Captcha

Responsible Right of Expression — In the interest of freedom of expression, coupled with a true sense of responsibility to encourage community dialogue, the Macau Daily Times offers its readers the opportunity to express their opinions on new-related matters through this website. All opinions are welcome. However, we reserve the right to remove comments that are deemed to be obscene, or are merely insults written under the cloak of anonymity. MDT