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Madam Kwa Geok Choo Programmes Appreciation Dinner

Recipients of the Kwa Geok Choo Bursary and Scholarship - from left to right: Alvin Ee Chin Liang '15, Mak Shin Yi '14, Eunice Lau Guan Ting '15, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Liu Huijie LLM '12, Lee Min Constance Galadriel LLM '12

Law School hosted a dinner to thank the supporters of the Madam Kwa Geok Choo Programmes. Director of Alumni Relations and Development Trina Gan ’04 reports.

 The Madam Kwa Geok Choo Programmes Appreciation Dinner was held at the St Regis Hotel on 12 April 2012, with more than 120 guests in attendance. The dinner was organised to mark the launch of a series of initiatives which the Law School established in honour of Madam Kwa Geok Choo. These initiatives are:

  • The Kwa Geok Choo Bursary for undergraduate students;
  • The Kwa Geok Choo Scholarship for graduate students;
  • The Kwa Geok Choo Professorship in Property Law; and
  • The Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Vistors Programme.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was the Guest of Honour. Also present at the dinner were President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong.

The student beneficiaries were in attendance, and also had the opportunity to meet with the Prime Minister, who is of course also Madam Kwa’s son. For Liu Huijie ‘LLM 12, one of the two recipients of the Kwa Geok Choo Scholarship, the chance to study overseas and gain international perspectives has always been a dream of hers. She says: “I feel so lucky to be granted the Kwa Geok Choo Scholarship, which has made my dream come true.” Eugene Lee ’15 was similarly very grateful to have received the Kwa Geok Choo Bursary, and he hopes to be able to give back to the Law School one day.

Professor Kevin Gray, the first Kwa Geok Choo Professor in Property Law, was not able to attend the dinner but conveyed his appreciation for being given the honour of continuing Madam Kwa’s legacy. In his own words:

“It is a matter of enormous satisfaction that one of Madam Kwa's legacies to Singapore is the association of her name with a Professorship in an outstanding law school. It is, moreover, a fitting memorial to Madam Kwa that this Law School should be dedicated to the education of generations of young lawyers ready and able to address the challenges that Singapore will undoubtedly face during the 21st century.”

To find out more about supporting the Madam Kwa Geok Choo programmes within the Law School, please contact Ms Trina Gan at lawlink@nus.edu.sg or go to: http://giving.nus.edu.sg/give/detail/faculty-of-law/

 

 

 

 

 


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