Making new memories
Law School’s new Associate Director for Alumni Relations and Development Trina Gan ’04 sends greetings to fellow alumni
Trina Gan '04, Law School's new Associate Director for Alumni Relations and Development (she's the one on the left)
My first day of work at Law School coincided with the Freshmen Inauguration Ceremony. However, I must say that it doesn’t feel like too long ago when I was matriculating as a student at the Law School, just like these freshmen.
Thinking of the years ahead of them in Law School, I can’t help but be excited for them. Excited at the endless possibilities the next few years will hold! If they are anything like I was then, I imagine that many of them may not realise the significance that their Law School years will have on their lives from this point on.
In particular, they might not yet realise how important their Law School classmates will become in their lives. These folks will go on to be study buddies, bridge partners, co-organisers of Law Camp, Rag & Flag, Law Ball, the Law IV musical etc. Even after we graduate, our Law School classmates become our colleagues, our friends in the profession, and our lunch, dinner, supper, and (of course) drinking buddies.
In some cases, our classmates might become our best friends, boyfriends/girlfriends or even our other halves. That was my Law School story with Kenneth Lim ’04! And even when Kenneth and I moved away to live overseas for a few years, we never seemed to be too far away from our Law School classmates.
Today, our Law School alumni include members of the judiciary, public and legal service officers, law professors, lawyers in private practice and in-house counsels in Singapore and elsewhere in the world. They are busy people and a significant number have ventured overseas. That is why Law School makes an effort to stay in contact with our alumni, as well as help us stay in contact with one another.
We moved our LawLink magazine to an online format, in order to reach out to more alumni. We encourage classes to organise reunions, and help them with the planning and logistics. In case you didn’t already know, the Law School will even subsidise the cost of your reunion, if it is your first event! In the months to come, we also hope to reach out more to our overseas alumni and roll out more alumni events involving Law students, as well as initiatives such as providing a career portal and Continuing Legal Education for our alumni.
Sitting down to write this note reminds me of the many wonderful memories from my Law School years. I would love to hear from you: What’s your best Law School memory? Do drop us a note wherever you are to let us know how you are doing. And perhaps you might just want to send a message to that classmate of yours, whom you promised yourself you would get in touch with, but never did?
We can continue creating our Law School memories, even now, and we should still be excited at the endless possibilities!