How to find and develop your career in law: Advice from recent CUHK Alumni

How to find and develop your career in law: Advice from recent CUHK Alumni

In these pandemic times, what is foremost on every law student’s and junior lawyer’s mind?  Likely: “It was always competitive landing that dream job.  But how do I do it now, in these extraordinary times?  And how do I keep and flourish in that job after I get it?”

In this event, we ask these questions not of the most senior practitioners who now occupy high and remote positions in the profession.  This time we ask a few of our finest early graduates who are now at mid-level and still remember what it was like to look for a job and start in the work force. 

For this event we have invited from the ranks of our alumni two solicitors, a barrister and an in-house counsel to share with us their tips on how to find and develop a career in law.

About the speakers:

Kent To graduated from the CUHK LLB in 2010 and PCLL in 2011.  He trained at Linklaters and qualified as a banking and finance lawyer in 2013.  In 2018, he moved to White & Case as an associate in the Asia debt finance and restructuring practice.  He is also one of the firm’s workplace committee members, having presented an internal report on how colleagues thought the firm should improve its internal policies during the current crisis.

Ann Liu graduated from the CUHK LLB in 2012 and PCLL in 2013.  She trained at Deacons and qualified as a solicitor in 2015.  She received Chevening Scholarships to read for the Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge.  Since completing this she has moved in-house to work in tech companies.

Stephanie Yip graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2012 with a BA in Classics, then joined CUHK’s JD and PCLL programmes.  After her legal studies, she joined Slaughter and May as a trainee in 2015 and stayed on as an associate in their Competition and Regulatory group until 2018.  In 2019, she joined Deacons as a member of its Employment and Pensions practice.

Eugene Kwan graduated from the CUHK LLB programme in 2017.  He went on to obtain the BCL from the University of Oxford in 2018 and returned to CUHK to embark on the PCLL in 2019.  After completing his studies, he served pupillage at Temple Chambers and joined as a tenant in 2020.  He is now developing a broad civil and commercial practice there.

This seminar is organised for CUHK LAW alumni and students only. Kindly register here by 26 November 2020 to attend the event.


28 Nov 2020


3:00 pm - 4:15 pm