In memory of the late Professor Betty Ho, some of Betty's students, colleagues and friends set up an Essay Prize in 2014 to be awarded annually to students. Professor Ho taught at the Faculty of Law from 1988 until 2002 and was a prolific scholar who published widely in the areas of contract, corporate and securities law. This year, which is the first year of the award, 13 students submitted the essays and the first Betty Ho Essay Prize on Contract Law was awarded to Li On Yee, Audrey (LLB 4).
Audrey Li completed a law elective on the Construction of Commercial Contracts last semester, and found the contract cases discussed in that course most interesting. When she received the Faculty's invitation for the Essay Prize, she found the topic highly relevant to day-to-day legal practice, and took the opportunity to compete in the Competition. Her favourite subjects during her LLB study were Business Associations and the Construction of Commercial Contracts. She found the legal issues generated by the concept of separate legal personality very interesting. She also enjoyed the practical nature of Construction of Commercial Contracts. She hopes to use some of the HK$15,000 award to travel, in particular, to the UK, where she spent a year on exchange last year. The Judges reported that Audrey Li's arguments and analyses were thorough and comprehensive.
A selection panel comprising Madam Justice Le Pichon (Chairperson), Mr. Walter Lee (representative of Gallant Ho & Co.), Professor Anselmo Reyes, SC and Dr. Felix Chan assessed the essays and made their decision based on merit.
How to join the Betty Ho Essay Prize Competition? Law undergraduate students are eligible to apply and each applicant is required to submit an essay within 3,000 – 4,000 words on a given topic.
How to support the Betty Ho Essay prize? Please contact Ms Linda Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.