Background & Objectives

The Sir TL Yang Society Distinguished Professional Mentor (DPM) Programme plays an indispensable role in shaping the success of our LLB graduates. It is designed to give individual LLB students the opportunity to meet and receive advice from professionals in law. Through this initiative, the LLB students can develop the necessary skills and confidence to be effective and ethical professionals.

Mentors and Mentees

As part of that programme each of our undergraduate students is also paired with a “Distinguished Professional Mentor” who is available to them during their last three years of study at CUHK LAW.

These mentors are drawn from the legal community in Hong Kong, including the judiciary, solicitors and barristers, the government and businesses and other commercial and non-governmental institutions. All undergraduate students are first introduced to their mentors at a special reception at the end of the student’s first year of study and thereafter the initiative is designed to give them the opportunity to obtain practical guidance on issues associated with a future legal career and to help ease them into professional life.

List of Distinguished Professional Mentors (DPM)

CUHK LAW greatly appreciate the tremendous support and contribution from our Distinguished Professional Mentors.
Mr. Patrick BURKEBurke & Company
Ms. Sherry CAOChina Everbright Limited
Mr. Bucky CHANWoo Kwan Lee & Lo
Ms. Crystal CHANSun Lawyers LLP
Mr. Edwin CHANGoodwin Procter LLP
Mr. Matthew CHANKeith Lam Lau & Chan
Mr. Mac CHANMac Chan & Co.
Mr. Stanley CHANSun Lawyers LLP
Ms. Tana CHANDeacons
Ms. Willa CHANWilla Legal
Mr. Peter CHANGFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Mr. Brian CHAUCheng Huan Q.C., S.C. Chambers
Mr. Eugene CHENGFairbairn Catley Low & Kong
Ms. Amy CHEUNGCredit Agricole Corporate And Investment Bank
Ms. Jaimie CHEUNGOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Asia) Limited
Mr. Christopher CHINGHui & Lam LLP
Ms. Gladys CHINGLewis Silkin
Ms. Vennie CHIUCEDR Accredited Mediator
Mr. William CHOBaker & McKenzie
Mr. Francis H C CHUNGRede Chambers
Mr. Colin COHENBoase Cohen & Collins, Solicitors & Notaries
Mr. Ian Grenville CROSS, GBS, SBS, SCVice Chairman (Senate) of International Association of Prosecutors & Visiting Professor of Law (Honorary) of CUHK
Mr. Albert Thomas DA ROSA, Jr BBSRaymond Siu & Lawyers
Mr. Henry FOKHenry Fok & Co.
Mr. Firmus FUNGAndrew W. Y. Ng & Co. Solicitors & Notaries
Mr. Christopher GORDONRobertsons
Mr. Paul HASWELLSeyfarth Shaw LLP
Mr. Wun Fai HAUHau, Lau, Li & Yeung
Mr. Eric HOChow & Ho Solicitors
Mr. Justin HOTemple Chambers
Mr. Lewis HOLoeb & Loeb LLP
Ms. Sabrina HODes Voeux Chambers
Ms. Winifred HOStarbucks Coffee Asia Pacific
Mr. Lester HUANGP.C. Woo and Co.
Ms. Clarice KANGoogle
Ms. Olivia KUNGWellington Legal
Mr. Simon KWANGHigh Court, Judiciary
Ms. Charmaine KWONGHogan Lovells
Mr. Thomas LAIThomas Lai’s Chambers
Ms. Karen LAMInce & Co
Mr. Timothy LAMLong An & Lam LLP
Mr. William LAMLong An & Lam LLP
Ms. Katy LAUTencent (TPP) 
Mr. Joe LAU So Mike, Joseph Lau & Co.
Ms. Rebecca LAUChiu & Co., Solicitors
Mr. Rio LAURobertsons
Ms. Anita LEE Lee Chan Cheng Solicitors
Ms. Ann LEESir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers
Mr. Kim Hung LEELee & Wu, Solicitors
Ms. Anita LEUNGDavid Lo & Partners
Ms. Celine LEUNGGibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Ms. Eva LEUNGDes Voeux Chambers
Mr. Martin LICentral Chambers
Ms. Sam LIANG China Everbright Environment Group Limited
Ms. Annie LIUHarney Westwood & Riegels
Mr. Walter LIUWT Law Offices
Mr. Eugene LOWHogan Lovells
Mr. Gary LUIDeacons
Mr. Andrew MAKSir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers
Mr. Kit MAKVI Asset Management
Mr. Azan MARWAHResolution Chambers
Mr. Simon McCONNELLClyde & Co
Mr. Vishal MELWANIKaras So LLP
Mr. Christopher MORLEYMorley Chow Seto Solicitors
Mr. Ching-Wo NGKing & Wood Mallesons
Ms. Charmaine NGBaker & McKenzie
Mr. James NGBaker & McKenzie
Ms. Kitty NGSBIA HK (SoftBank Vision Fund)
Mr. Raymond NGFung, Wong, Ng & Lam LLP Solicitors
Mr. Kellogg NGAIFraternity Chambers
Mr. Adrian ORGilead Sciences Hong Kong Limited
Mr. Jearn Jang SAE-PANGBird & Bird
Mr. Edward POONBarrister-at-law, 601 Dina House
Mr. Andrew POWNERHaldanes
Mr. Sanjay SAKHRANI601 Dina House
Mr. Walker SHAMParkside Chambers
Ms. Stephanie SIUeBrevia, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Mr. Wai Sun SZETOSun Lawyers LLP
Ms. May TAIHerbert Smith Freehills
Mr. Ryan TOU Allen & Overy
Mr. Carson TSEManulife (International) Limited
Mr. George TSELo Stephen & P.Y. Tse
Ms. Jennifer A. TseSir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers
Ms. Flora TSUIGunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP
Dr. Edward TUNGORI Capital
Mr. Dominic WAIONC Lawyers
Mr. Alexsander S.T.  WONGRede Chambers
Ms. Carol WONGSir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers
Mr. Huen WONG SBS, BBS, JPHuen Wong & Co.
Ms. Phyllis WONGOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Asia) Limited
Ms. Priscilla WONGLoeb & Loeb LLP
Ms. Rosana WONGHong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Mr. Sherman YANONC Lawyers
Mr. Man Sing YEUNGLi & Partners
Ms. Wendy YEUNGFraternity Chambers
Mr. Jeffrey YICKCheung & Choy Solicitors & Notaries
Mr. Foster YIMLiberty Chambers
Mr. Victor YIPGPB Financial Services Hong Kong Limited
Mr. Tim YUFraternity Chambers
Mr. Justin YUENDeacons
Mr. Simon YUNG King & Wood Mallesons

Role of Mentor and Mentee

Offer advice on:
  • the student’s career choices;
  • the strengths of the individual student
  • how to best to build upon these strengths for a successful career
  • Contact the mentor proactively after the first meeting session
  • Keep regular communication with the mentor by email or instant communication platform. Mentee should discuss with mentor of the best mode of communication.
  • Update upcoming schedule and plan (e.g. exam, internship, exchange)
  • Propose meeting/activities at least once a term in the whole mentorship period.
  • Submit progress report requested by the Faculty

Note of Suggested Etiquette and Protocol

Key Dates of DPM Programme 2022
2 June 2022Online briefing on DPM Programme for Year 1 LLB and BBA-JD students
6 June 2022First Meeting with DPM at Faculty online event
During the Term 1, 2022-23Self-arranged meeting with DPM
By end of Term 1, 2022-23Submit report to the Faculty
During the Term 2, 2022-23Self-arranged meeting with DPM
By end of Term 2, 2022-23Submit report to the Faculty
Year 2, 3 and 4 of LLB studentsContinuous regular communication with DPM mentors throughout undergraduate studies


Each of our undergraduate students is also paired with an Academic Advisor who is a designated member of CUHK LAW. Academic Advisors advise students on all aspects of academic development and each student meets with their academic advisor at least once a term. Our academic advisors take their responsibility seriously and students should feel confident that they can approach them for help if they have any questions or issues they want to discuss such as choice of elective courses, examination results and academic progress.

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