Past and Upcoming Online Seminars

Second Female Legal Leaders Seminar

CUHK LAW has organised the Female Legal Leaders Seminar series. It aims to enhance awareness regarding gender issues through sharing by speakers of their lives, their career highlights and how they have become who they are.

Following the highly successful inaugural seminar held in November 2019, CUHK LAW hosted the second Female Legal Leaders Seminar virtually on 23 April 2020. The seminar featured three distinguished speakers: Her Honour Judge Sharon MELLOY, Family Court Judge, District Court of Hong Kong; Ms. Sylvia W.Y. SIU, Consultant of Sit, Fung, Kwong & Shum; and Ms. Winnie TAM, SC, JP, former Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association. The seminar was chaired by CUHK LAW Dean Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff and had a very good turnout of participants including students, alumni, academics and practitioners.

The second Female Legal Leaders Seminar was delivered by three distinguished female legal leaders on 23 April 2020.

The inaugural Female Legal Leaders Seminar organised in November 2019 was delivered by the Honourable Mrs. Justice Audrey CAMPBELL-MOFFAT, Ms. Emma DAVIES and Ms. Anna WU Hung-yuk.

“Chinese Shipwrecks and the Law of Treasure Hunting”

The University has organised the “Class Acts” CUHK Online Talk Series which helps students in ongoing learning at home and self-improvement by acquiring knowledge in different areas during the pandemic. On 1 April 2020, CUHK LAW Professor Steven Gallagher gave the fifth talk on “Chinese Shipwrecks and the Law of Treasure Hunting”. He spoke about shipwrecks and treasure and explained the definition of people who find treasure and who can keep treasure. He also talked about the importance of Chinese shipwrecks in the development of the international law on treasure. Video of the seminar will be available on the CUHK website in due course.

“Legal Technologies and the Future of the Legal Profession”

On 27 March 2020, an online CPD talk on the highly relevant and current topic of “Legal Technologies and the Future of the Legal Profession” was hosted by Professor David Donald for CUHK LAW alumni. The talk examined commercial law in transition as data analytics allow many evaluative and transactional processes to be automated.

Upcoming Comparative Constitutional Law Research Forum Online Seminar: “Intersectional Discrimination” (4 May 2020)

CUHK LAW will hold a Comparative Constitutional Law Research Forum Online Seminar “Intersectional Discrimination” on 4 May 2020. The speaker, Professor Shreya Atrey from the University of Oxford, will talk about her new book Intersectional Discrimination (Oxford University Press 2019). The book examines the concept of intersectional discrimination and the difficulties that jurisdictions around the world have faced in redressing it in the field of discrimination law. For details and registration, please visit https://qrgo.page.link/wtwSC.

Upcoming Online Cross-Border Legal Issues Dialogue Seminar: “The Effectiveness of Jurisdiction Clauses in Settling Hong Kong Forum Disputes” (8 May 2020)

CUHK LAW has initiated the Cross-Border Legal Issues Dialogue Seminar Series which provides a forum for practitioners, academics, the business community and the general public to engage in a dialogue on various issues arising from cross-border legal matters.

On 8 May 2020, the first virtual CPD seminar of the series will be given by Mr. Alan Gibb of CUHK LAW on the topic “The Effectiveness of Jurisdiction Clauses in Settling Hong Kong Forum Disputes”. For details and registration, please visit www.law.cuhk.edu.hk.

Upcoming Corporate Law and Governance Cluster Online CPD Seminar: “Institutional Investors and Voting in Chinese Stock Markets” (18 May 2020)

The Corporate Law and Governance Cluster of the CUHK LAW Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law is hosting a CPD webinar “Institutional Investors and Voting in Chinese Stock Markets” by Professor Chao Xi on 21 May 2020. In his seminar, Professor Xi will present his empirical findings of a multi-year research project funded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong on Shareholder Voting in China. His research constructs a unique dataset of the votes cast at the shareholders’ meetings of all Chinese A-share companies listed on the Main Board during the 2002-2017 period. It provides the first direct evidence of how shareholders (including institutional investors) vote in China’s A-share markets.

For details and registration, please visit www.law.cuhk.edu.hk.

 

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