The first batch of HKU’s law students in 1969. Photo: HKU

University of Hong Kong law faculty marks 50 years with book recalling its humble beginnings, when few students dared to enrol

  • Pioneer batch of 40 law students had no idea if their degree would let them practise
  • Proving early doubters wrong, faculty is now among the world’s top 20 law schools
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The first batch of HKU’s law students in 1969. Photo: HKU
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).