Previously known as Collegiate Dinner, the Farewell Dinner is an event kindly sponsored by the NUS Law Faculty Deanery. This dinner serves as a sending–off from the faculty, marking the impending end of our time with the faculty as students. With a good response from the cohort (including our LLM students), the night would prove to be one that would be fondly remembered.
The evening was filled with camaraderie and understanding, between the students and the Faculty, in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Dean Simon Chesterman, kicked off the event with a few words, keeping his encouragements and advice short lest he “incur the wrath of the many hungry people being kept from their food”!
Throughout the night, students and staff reminisced and waxed lyrical about the past 4 years at Law School. Many kind messages were sent through the song dedication service (all music properly licensed of course), with numbers such as “I fought the law (and the law won)” dedicated by Dean Chesterman to everyone present that night.
One of the highlights of the evening was the “awards ceremony”. Categories had been released the week before, and candidates with the most nominations had been shortlisted for a final vote during the dinner itself. Appropriate trophies were handed out to the winners:
Lim Wen Juin ’12 – Most likely to be come Chief Justice (won Meat tenderizer)
Sam Ng ’12 – Most likely to be on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine (won mirror)
Tan Yu Hang ’12 – Most likely to be hit on by his client (won a toy gun) and Most likely to get away with murder (rubber gloves)
Jonathan Cho ’12 – Most likely to become a celebrity (sunglasses), and Most likely to join the cast of Glee (tambourine)
Lim Han Qin ’12 – Most likely to become a billionaire (faux diamond)
Dorothy Tan ’12 – Most likely to leave the legal profession and open an eating establishment (Frying pan)
Crystal Goh ’12 - Best Dressed Lady
Tay Bing Wei ’12 – Best Dressed Gentleman (Ed: a good writer and a snappy dresser too!)
It was truly a night to remember, and as the night wound down, classmates were reluctant to leave, and many stayed on to chit-chat and take more photographs. What a fantastic send-off. Thank you, Law School!