Law & Business high table dinner 2012


The High Table Dinner 2012, organized by the Department of Law and Business of Hong Kong Shue Yan University, was held in the private box at Happy Valley Racecourse on 23February 2012. It was attended by over 150 participants, including professionals from the legal and business field, teaching staff and students.

Apart from numerous distinguished guests and scholars, the department was also pleased to have as the guest speaker this year Dr. Elsie Leung Oi-sie, GBM, JP, the former Secretary for Justice of the HKSAR. The theme of her inspiring speech was “Be Visionary”. She spoke on a highly controversial issue, “the Right of Abode of Chinese babies born in Hong Kong regardless of the immigration status of their parents”, and the famous Chong Fung Yuen case which touched on issues of the interpretation of the Hong Kong Basic Law. In her closing remarks, Dr. Leung highlighted the importance of preserving the spirit of the Basic Law and adherence to the rule of law in enhancing the interests of Hong Kong citizens. “The law should keep pace with social changes.” said Dr. Leung.

In his welcoming speech, Dr. Chiu Man Chung, Associate Professor of the Law and Business Department, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all participants for their support and efforts in assisting and promoting the expansion of the department. He also expressed high expectations of students and graduates in pursuing their careers after completing the courses offered by the department.

Mr. Sammy Ng also gave a speech as the representative of the first batch of Law and Business graduates. He encouraged students to persevere in the face of difficulties in order to achieve their ultimate goal.

The “Friends of Shue Yan Law and Business” was also set up to assist with funding and organizing academic events. The announcement of its establishment by its inaugural president Mr. Dennis Ho, the Chairman and Sub-committee on Domestic Violence of the Law Society of Hong Kong marked a milestone for the department.

Source: March Issue 2012

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