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PRESS RELEASES | JAN 13, 2021

The Hon Chief Justice Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Appointed as Honorary Professor of the HKU Law

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The Faculty is proud to announce the appointment of The Hon Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao Li, Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, as Honorary Professor of the Faculty. His appointment commences on 12 Jan 2021.

While the legal profession and academia have been paying tribute to the legacy of Chief Justice Ma as he is stepping down, we should also remember the special commitment of the Chief Justice to legal education. Long before joining the bench in 2000, Chief Justice Ma, a then successful barrister, served as an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Professional Legal Education of the Faculty of Law from 1987 – generously sharing his expertise and experience with students and faculty members for over three decades. In recognition of his contributions to Hong Kong and the rule of law, the University conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa in 2019.

The Chief Justice has been supportive of the University and the Faculty, especially the Faculty’s Golden Jubilee Celebration, where he spoke so well as the Guest of Honour at the Kick-Off Ceremony and the Gala Dinner.

The Faculty is honoured to have Chief Justice Ma as an Honorary Professor. Professor Hualing Fu, Dean of Law commended the Chief Justice highly for his long-term contributions.  We look forward to his deeply informed sharing which will inspire and enlighten future lawyers. 

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