Through March 24, 2017
University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong
The Center warmly welcomed the first group of law students who participated in the International Immersion Program during their stay in Hong Kong from March 20-24.
The nine student delegates originated from China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Singapore, Thailand and U.S. visited various units in HKSAR Government and Hong Kong Legislative Council; met representatives from Justice Center Hong Kong and Kirkland & Ellis; and were privileged to have an inspiring session with Mrs Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary of HKSAR.
The group also met a number of alumni including:
- Stephen Tang (PhD’ 85) who hosted a sharing session on ‘One Country, Two Systems’ with other alumni joining the discussion.
- Michael Hor (LLM' 98), Dean of Law School and Jianlin Chen (LLM' 09 and JSD' 15), Assistant Professor of Law at HKU who gave a guest lecture to the group.
- Bryant Edwards (JD' 81) who hosted a reception at China Club with 40 students and alumni from Law and Booth School joining.
Launched in 2012, the International Immersion Program (IIP) provides support to law students seeking substantive, immersive international experiences and helps prepare students to enter an increasingly globalized profession. For the 2016-2017 school year, three Spring Break IIP trips will be offered in China (Hong Kong)-Singapore, The Netherlands, and Russia. The theme of the China (Hong Kong)-Singapore Trip is Law and Development, of the Netherlands Trip -- International Law and International Organizations, and of the Russia Trip -- Economic Development, Law, and Democratic Transition.