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Student as producer

October 5, 2018

We were very fortunate that Professor Mike Neary agreed to deliver a seminar in the Faculty of Law at CUHK (via Skype)  about the Student as Producer. Here is my blog post based on what he said to us.

Michael Lower

Communities of inquiry in undergraduate education: Part 2

July 20, 2018

Part 1 was a little about the theory. Part 2 (here) is about how I tried to put the theory into practice and how that attempt is playing out.

Michael Lower

Communities of inquiry in undergraduate education: Part 1

July 19, 2018

My blog post on this topic has just appeared on CUHK Law’s Learning Matters blog. The link to the blog post is here.


Still time to register for the Directions in Legal Education conference at CUHK

May 28, 2018

This year’s Directions in Legal Education 2018, a legal education conference hosted by the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong will take place on 1 – 2 June 2018.

We are privileged to have Professor Paul Maharg (Distinguished Professor of Practice – Legal Education at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto) and Professor Julian Webb (Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Professions Research Network at Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne) as our keynote speakers. We also have a great line-up of knowledgeable educators from law schools across the globe alongside practitioners, students, and other interested stakeholders. Please find more about the conference through the attached provisional programme.

Register now for free!
Registration is now open on the CUHK Faculty of Law’s Conference Registration Page. Registration will close on 31 May 2018 Hong Kong time 6: 00 pm. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at We look forward to welcoming you to CUHK Faculty of Law in June 2018!

Conference website:

Directions in Legal Education conference

January 27, 2018

The Faculty of Law at CUHK will host a conference on legal education, Directions in Legal Education, on 1st – 2nd June 2018. The keynote speakers are Professors Paul Maharg ( and Julian Webb ( and we already have an interesting range of speakers from Hong Kong and from around the world. We are interested in all aspects of legal education and would be interested to receive calls from academics and from anyone with interest and experience of legal education both at university level and in the workplace. The call for papers is available at the following link

Michael Lower

Professor Steven Gallagher – Property Law seminar

December 15, 2017

Professor Steven Gallagher will give a seminar Civil Evidence and Presumptions: When is a gift a trust? in January 2018 (first in the Graduate Law Centre at Bank of America and later on the Shatin campus.


Professor Paul Maharg speaking at CUHK Faculty of Law

September 25, 2017

Professor Paul Maharg will be giving two seminars at CUHK Faculty of Law this week about Legal Education. Professor Maharg is a leading scholar in this area and also has enormous experience in terms of advising policymakers and of implementing reform and innovation.

Professor Maharg will speak at the Shatin campus on 27th September at 12.45pm. He will speak at the Graduate Law Centre in the Bank of America Tower on 28th September at 12.45 pm.

Click here for details of the 27th September seminar on the Shatin campus

Click here for details of the 28th September seminar in the Bank of America Tower.


Gifts by elderly parents to children – SCMP

February 14, 2017

The law of undue influence can come into play when elderly parents are persuaded to make substantial lifetime gifts to their children. My article about this has just appeared in the SCMP. Here is the link.

Student control of the means of knowledge production

December 16, 2016

I gave a talk about the innovations in my Land Law 1 course this year at the CUHK Teaching and Learning expo on 16th December 2016. Here are the slides.

Article – Marriage and acquisition of a beneficial interest in the family home in Hong Kong

December 8, 2016

Just published: M. Lower, ‘Marriage and the acquisition of a beneficial interest in the family home in Hong Kong.’ [2016] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 453 – 465