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The inaugural Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor Lecture was delivered on 19 January 2012 by Mr. Gary Born, widely regarded as the world's pre-eminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Development Trina Gan ’04 reports.

Established in July 2011, the Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitors Programme invites leading law academics will be invited to Singapore each year to teach a course at NUS and give public lectures on highly topical legal issues.

Mr Gary Born, NUS Law School’s first Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor, is the chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group of international law firm WilmerHale. Gary has been consistently ranked as one of the world's leading international arbitration practitioners, and the leading arbitration practitioner in London, for the past decade. He is one of only three lawyers in the world, and the only lawyer in London, to receive global "starred" status in Chambers rankings. He has also published widely in the area of international commercial arbitration, international litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.


Gary delivered the inaugural Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitors Lecture on 19th January 2012. The lecture, titled “A New Generation of International Adjudication” was chaired by Attorney-General Sundaresh Menon SC ’86, and attended by many members of the legal fraternity – most notably Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong ’61 – as well as other members of the judiciary, legal academics, practitioners and students. The lecture ended with a robust question-and-answer session.

 Under the Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitors Programme, Law School will have two Distinguished Visitors each year; with each visitor delivering a public lecture on his or her area of expertise. The Programme is one of the initiatives by NUS Law School to honour the life and achievements of the late Madam Kwa Geok Choo. Other initiatives include the Kwa Geok Choo Bursary, the Kwa Geok Choo Scholarship as well as the Kwa Geok Choo Professorship in Property Law.



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Law School is organising a tribute dinner in honour of Madam Kwa Geok Choo on 12 April 2012, as well as to thank the donors and supporters of the various programmes established in her name. We are honoured that Mr. Lee Kuan Yew has agreed to be the guest-of-honour for the event. To find out more about the event, or if you would like to attend the dinner, please contact Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Development Trina Gan at: