10th Anniversary Gala Dinner of CUHK Faculty of Law
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its establishment, the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held its Gala Dinner recently. Nearly 500 distinguished guests, alumni, students and staff of the Faculty of Law gathered to share in the joy of its 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. the 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. the 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 represented the accomplishment achieved through the concerted efforts of the staff and students of the Faulty in its first ten years. In a ceremony at the beginning of the dinner, officiating guests gave their blessings to the Faculty through 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 of different programmes, years and nationalities, sang a song to congratulate the Faculty on its 10th Anniversary and thank all the distinguished guests for their guidance and support.