HKU knowledge exchange programme fires up future lawyers
A knowledge exchange activity organised by the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law for Wah Yan College students last month certainly prepared the ground for nurturing future lawyers in the city.
This was the first time the faculty’s Knowledge Exchange (KE) unit invited an academic to speak to prospective law students from his alma mater. Dr Michael Ng, associate professor at HKU’s Faculty of Law, interacted with five brilliant Secondary Six students from Wah Yan College, who are keen to study law at HKU in the next academic year. The students saw this as a precious chance to find out more about the faculty from “a new perspective”.
The activity allowed the youngsters to ponder concepts of law and justice, and question whether they could persist in pursuing their dreams to become lawyers. Other issues discussed were ethics, integrity, sustainable living, courtroom debates and the call of conscience.
The November 27 gathering of students from the elite Hong Kong boys’ school at the city’s most prestigious law school, ranked 18th in the world, could be seen as a high point of KE events celebrating the faculty’s 50th anniversary under the theme of “Law, Justice and Humanity: 50 Years and Beyond”.
Ivy Lai, KE manager, HKU