CUHK LAW 5th Female Legal Leaders Seminar

22 November, 2022

Following the great success of previous seminars since its launch in 2019, CUHK LAW hosted the 5th Female Legal Leaders Seminar on 22 November 2022. Moderated by Professor Queenie LAI, CUHK LAW Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), the seminar was delivered by three distinguished female members of the Hong Kong legal community: Ms. May TAI, Asia Managing Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Ms. Kwun Yee CHEUNG, Partner, Baker McKenzie and Ms. Julianne DOE, President of Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers and Senior Consultant Dentons.

Each of the speakers shared with the next generation of lawyers their stories of personal growth, interest in law, career development and advice for overcoming challenges and obstacles as a female practitioner. To have a flourishing law career, all three speakers agreed that it requires more than just having legal knowledge or technical competencies – it takes grit, resilience, being pro-active, being deliberate in one’s thinking, adopting a ‘win or learn’ attitude and the ability to build trust, respect and quality relationships at work. The seminar attracted more than 150 participants including students, alumni, academics and practitioners.

The annual CUHK LAW Female Legal Leaders Seminar invites distinguished female members of the legal community to share their professional and personal experience. The seminar aims to enhance awareness regarding gender issues.

The event can be viewed here.