UCL Laws host special events for offer holders and alumni in Singapore and Hong Kong
23 February 2015
At the end of January, a team from UCL Laws travelled to Singapore and Hong Kong to meet with prospective students, alumni and school counsellors at a series of events in the region
On Friday 30 January, Dean of UCL Laws, Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Faculty Tutor Olga Thomas, and UCL Centre for Access to Justice manager, Shiva Riahi welcomed offer holders and their parents to UCL Laws with an introductory talk, presentation and Q&A session about student life, teaching and opportunities at the Faculty.
Hosted at the Marina Bay offices of Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow by alumnus James Huang (LLB 1998), the reception was organised jointly with the UCL Singapore Society. Society president, Dr Jack Lee (LLM, 2003) and vice-president, Kailash Rai (BSc Human Sciences, 2008) were also in attendance, as well as special guest and UCL Laws alumna, The Honourable Justice Belinda Ang (LLM, 1979) of the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Following the Faculty visit to Singapore, Professor Genn and Shiva Riahi headed to Hong Kong, and on Tuesday 3 February, gave a reception for alumni and offer holders in Hong Kong at the offices of Stephenson Harwood. The event, hosted and sponsored by the firm’s managing partner, Voon Keat Lai (LLB, 1990), also included a special lecture by Professor Genn entitled: ‘Why civil justice is important for the Rule of Law’.
This event could not have been possible without the continued support of the UCL Hong Kong Club and its president Andrew Ng (LLB, 1985). Commenting on the trip, Shiva Riahi said: “It was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet so many of our future students and to see their enthusiasm for UCL. It was great too to see that we have such a strong alumni community both in Singapore and Hong Kong as it shows just how global UCL really is.”
The UCL Hong Kong Club also organised a dinner for alumni and friends with Professor Genn, hosted by alumnus and UCL Fellow Vincent Cheung (LLB, 1965), providing another valuable opportunity to catch up with old friends and hear the latest news from UCL Laws.