CUHK BBA-JD Double Degree Programme
Dr. John Lee


Head of Regulation and Risk - APAC, Pinsent Masons

Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, The University of Hong Kong

I was one of the founding students of the CUHK JD programme. My decision to pursue law largely came down to appreciating the interplay between law and business, an area of interest of mine since my undergraduate business studies at the CUHK. I started my full-time career in the banking field while studying the JD part-time. The experience of being able to bring my work knowledge into the classroom (and vice versa) was both valuable and rewarding; certainly, it enlightened me to consider how different legal rules and principles are applied in practice. Although I took a somewhat unconventional path of not seeking a legal qualification after obtaining my JD, I am still reaping the fruits of the knowledge and skills from my business and legal studies at the CUHK in my current roles as a senior in-house risk and compliance advisor at an international law firm and a member of the teaching faculty at the HKU Law School.

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