10th Anniversary Gala Dinner of CUHK Faculty of Law

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its establishment, the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK”) held its Gala Dinner at Conrad Hong Kong on 12 November 2016. Nearly 500 distinguished guests, alumni, students and staff of the Faculty of Law gathered to celebrate the anniversary. Distinguished guests attending the Gala Dinner included The Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Legal Education and Training; Dr. and Hon. Sir David Li Kwok-po, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Bank of East Asia; The Rt. Hon. Dame Elish Angiolini, DBE QC, Principal of St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford; The Hon. Annabelle Bennett AO SC, Retired Judge of the Federal Court of Australia; Prof. Christopher Forsyth, Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law, University of Cambridge; Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor, CUHK; Prof. Ambrose King, Prof. and Hon. Arthur Li and Prof. Lawrence Lau, former Vice-Chancellors, CUHK; Prof. Mike McConville, Founding Dean of the Faculty of Law, CUHK; as well as many distinguished professional mentors, who always provide their valuable advice and tremendous support to the Faculty and its students.

The Faculty specially prepared a mega sand timer for the Gala Dinner, which represents the accomplishments achieved through the concerted efforts of CUHK staff and students in its first 10 years. In a ceremony at the beginning of the dinner, officiating guests gave their blessings to the Faculty by pouring sand into the sand timer. Then, Prof. Christopher Gane, Dean of the Faculty of Law, CUHK, set the timer in motion, which symbolised the bringing of the Faculty’s accomplishments and best wishes forward to the next decade.

As a token of appreciation, the Faculty presented souvenirs to 16 staff who have been working in the Faculty for 10 years or more. To conclude the Gala Dinner, 10 CUHK law students and alumni from different programmes, years and nationalities, sang a song to congratulate the Faculty on its 10th Anniversary and to thank all of the distinguished guests for their guidance and support.

Mr. Edwin Mok, representative of Mok Hing Yiu Charitable Foundation (left) and The Rt. Hon. Dame Elish Angiolini, QC, Principal of St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford (right) give their blessings to the Faculty.

Welcoming address by Prof. Christopher Gane, Dean of the Faculty of Law, CUHK.

(From left to right) Prof. Mike McConville, Prof. Ambrose King, Prof. Christopher Gane, The Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick Chan, Prof. Joseph Sung, Prof. the Hon. Arthur Li and Prof. Lawrence Lau.

Address by The Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick Chan.

Address by Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor, CUHK.

Officiating guests pour their blessings into the sand timer and Prof. Christopher Gane, Dean of the Faculty of Law, CUHK, set the timer in motion.

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