Nov 17
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Advocacy

Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong


Online Advocacy
Thursday, 17 November 2022, 1pm – 2pm (HKT)
at A723, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong


Register Here


Remote hearings have become increasingly common in litigation, arbitration and mediation as a result of the technological innovations spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hong Kong Judiciary is gradually adopting remote court hearings and the Hong Kong government is actively promoting online dispute resolution. Legal professionals and law students must accustom themselves to these changes.

Effective online advocacy calls for more than simply speaking ‘in the right place, at the right time’. It will require familiarity with the available technology and sensitivity to the possibilities and limitations of the online environment.


How might law students acquire the needed skills? In this talk, Professor Anselmo Reyes will offer his personal insights and thoughts on advocacy and mooting online.


All are welcome.


About the speaker:

Anselmo Reyes is Visiting Professor at the Law Faculty of Doshisha University in Kyoto. He has been an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) since 2015. From 2003 to 2012 he was a judge of the Hong Kong Court of First Instance where he handled dealt construction, arbitration, commercial and admiralty matters. He was Professor of Legal Practice at HKU from 2012 to 2018. Professor Reyes obtained a BA (Law), LLM and PhD (Law) from Cambridge University in 1982, 1983 and 1987 respectively. He practised as a Hong Kong barrister from 1989 to 2003, taking silk in 2001.


Registration is required (see link above). Online participants will receive Zoom details after registration.


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