DCI Real World Learning: Law


In this course, you’ll put yourself in the shoes of a famous athlete who is about to sign a multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal. Learn to think about what issues may arise in this – or any other commercial situation – to protect yourself through carefully chosen words in a contract, and, if the relationship breaks down, to evaluate your chances of succeeding in a dispute.

We will hold a fun mini-trial where you can play the role of a judge, claimant (the person suing) or defendant (the person being sued) and the lawyers representing each party.

The course leaders will answer any burning questions about choosing a career in law.



July 5 – 9, 2021 (M – F) | 1:30  PM – 3:30 PM HKT (GMT+8)

July 12 – 16, 2021 (M – F) | 1:30  PM – 3:30 PM HKT (GMT+8)

July 19 – 23, 2021 (M – F) | 1:30  PM – 3:30 PM HKT (GMT+8)


*Minimum of 10 students needed to activate this class

Available Options

1:30  PM – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT+8)July 5 – 9, 2021 (M – F)HK$2,700 HK$3,000
1:30  PM – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT+8)July 12 – 16, 2021 (M – F)HK$2,700 HK$3,000
1:30  PM – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT+8)July 19 – 23, 2021 (M – F)HK$2,700 HK$3,000

Coach Profile

Coach Name: Zina Abdulla and Cynthia Chan

Current Title: Solicitors / Lawyers

Industry: Legal

Coach Bio:

Zina is a qualified lawyer in Geneva, Switzerland, and was admitted to the Bar in 2001 after her Masters in Commercial and Corporate Law from the London School of Economics & Political Science. She specialized in international arbitration for half a decade dealing both as counsel and arbitrator with cases ranging from construction and engineering to licensing and technology transfer.

After studying at the Parsons School of Design in New York, she now works in London helping key luxury fashion partners achieve optimal trade with negotiation and consensus-building across international teams.

Cynthia is a lawyer qualified in England & Wales. She trained at a Magic Circle firm in London before moving back to Hong Kong to work as an international arbitration lawyer, helping companies resolve their disputes across international borders.

More recently, Cynthia has been acting as a remote in-house counsel for a sustainability-focused start-up, Muuse. In her role as in-house counsel, she touches upon many aspects of the business – from negotiating contracts with customers and investors, to advising the company on its intellectual property strategy, to dealing with employment matters.

Course Breakdown

Skills Level: All Levels

Session 1: Introduction to the wide-ranging field of law and being a lawyer. We will explain the case scenario that runs throughout the course and split the students into teams. Each team will identify potential issues arising from the facts.

Session 2: Based on the issues identified in Session 1, students will draft a contract to protect their interests. The teams then negotiate with each other to finalize the contract.

Session 3: A dispute arises between the parties. Students will act as lawyers to evaluate the strength of their client’s case, and prepare for the mini-court hearing in the following session.

Session 4: Students are divided into claimant, defendant and judge teams, and present arguments in a mini mock trial. The course leaders will be interrogated on the witness stand by the students.

Session 5: The judges give their judgment in the case. We discuss settlement and ethics. We wrap up the course by giving students important tips on pursuing a career in law.


July 5 – 9, 2021 (M – F), July 12 – 16, 2021 (M – F), July 19 – 23, 2021 (M – F)