HKU Law Honours Long-Serving Staff Members

The Faculty has just celebrated its 50th Anniversary and is extremely fortunate to have three colleagues – Former Deans Professors Albert Chen and Johannes Chan SC (Hon), and Mr Michael Jackson – who have been with us for 35 years. They have inspired generations of students, enriched the jurisprudence of Hong Kong, and have been a role model of leadership and service to the community. Congratulations and Big Thanks also go Mr Norman Hui and Ms Julienne Jen, who receive this year the 15-Year Service Award.

Professor Johannes Chan, SC (Hon), Chair of Public Law, Dean of Law during 2002-14, the first and so far the only Honorary Senior Counsel in Hong Kong. He is also Visiting Professor of University College London (2018-23). As a barrister, he has appeared in many major constitutional law cases. In 2019, he was awarded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council the RGC Prestigious Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Professor Albert Chen, Chan Professor in Constitutional Law (2007-15) and Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor in Constitutional Law (2015-), Dean of Law (1996-2002). He holds Honorary Professorship at many Mainland and overseas universities and is currently as a member of the Committee for the Basic Law of the HKSAR under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China. 

Mr Michael Jackson, Former Head of the Department of Law (2005-2008), has published widely in criminal law, cybercrime in HK, the regulation of covert surveillance, and the regulation of privacy in public places. He has served as a member of the HK Law Reform Commission’s Subcommittee on Fraud, and appeared on a number of occasions before LegCo panels to present submissions. 

Mr Norman Hui, Principal Lecturer of the Department of Professional Legal Education. He is the course coordinator for Civil Advocacy, Personal Injuries Litigation and was the course coordinator for the Litigation Stream (as it then was). Norman was called to the Bar in 1996, whose practice is focused on intellectual property disputes as well as general civil, commercial and personal injuries cases. 

Ms Julienne Jen, Principal Lecturer of the Department of Professional Legal Education. JJ, as she is widely known, mainly teaches and coordinates the Civil Litigation and Commercial Dispute Resolution courses; and practises as a solicitor, offering pro bono legal advice at the Clinical Legal Education course. Interested in exploring different methods of experiential learning in her teaching, JJ won the University’s Outstanding Teaching Awards in 2019. 

From left: Mr Norman Hui, Ms Julienne Jen, Professor Albert Chen, Professor Johannes Chan, Mr Michael Jackson, Dean Professor Hualing Fu