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Class of 1984 – 30th Anniversary Reunion

Contributed by Agnes Sng '84

“I am glad to see your worships well….I thank you for my venison, Master Shallow…I am glad to see you: much good do it your good heart! … How doth good Mistress Page?—and I thank you always with my heart, la! with my heart.”- Shakespeare

Scene: Shaw Foundation Alumni House, 30th Anniversary Reunion for Class of ’84 on 14 March, 2014

 

Enter some 40 from the Class of ’84, a little greyer, and rounder, and our beloved professors of yore, Professors Leong Wai Kum, Lye Lin Heng, Tan Sook Yee, Robert Beckman, Bill Ricquier and Kim Seah and the Dean of Law Faculty, Professor Simon Chesterman, as well as Goh Mia Yang ’92 and Trina Gan ’04 from the faculty, who worked so hard to organise the reunion.

Thirty years later, and we know who some of us have become! We count among our classmates Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K.Shanmugam, Registrar of Supreme Court Foo Chee Hock, Ambassador Lim Thuan Kuan, NMP Faizah Jamal and Prof Michael Hor, soon-to-be Dean of the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. 

There are many more illustrious classmates in the public and private sectors, but alas, space constraints prevent me from naming them all. We exchanged stories of our salad days, when we were green in judgment, and our passage through the last 30 years. We were also delighted that our former professors came. Thank you for shaping (some say whipping and terrorising) us into who we are today. But what’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow

That I shall say good night till it be morrow.” -Shakespeare

But as with all reunions, it ended too quickly, and we had to leave. We trudged out of the restaurant, with promises to catch up.

“When shall we [all] meet again

 In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” –Shakespeare

We shall meet again, at the next reunion! Thank you, Professor Chesterman, Mia Yang, Trina and the Faculty of Law for sponsoring the reunion.

View more of the photos here

Class of ’84 Bursary

Call for donations to help needy students


Dear classmates, we are converting our class grant (hitherto most diligently administered by Michael Seow, Richard Tan, Tan Lai Huat and Michael Hor) into a bursary to help needy students. We hope to top up the funds to at least $25,000 which will allow one award of $2,500 to be awarded to one student a year, for the next 10 years.

Last year, there were 90 applications for the 20 bursary awards available. A large number of the applicants came from families with a per capita monthly income of less than $1,500.

All gifts attract an income tax exemption of 2.5 times the amount of donations. A gift of $10,000 and more will also entitle the donor to have his/her name (or anyone else's if the gift is in honour of that person) inscribed on a Benefactors' Board at NUS Law.

All amounts of donation will be a meaningful contribution, so grateful thanks in advance! For more information please contact Trina Gan ’04, at trina.gan@nus.edu.sg.

 

NUS Law Reunion in Kuala Lumpur 

In April, our Alumni Relations team and our Dean, Professor Simon Chesterman, will be heading to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to connect with our Alumni. If you are based in Kuala Lumpur, or just passing through the city, please do join us for dinner on 25 April 2014!

For alumni who require accommodation for the event, we are happy to let you know that Ritz-Carlton will be able to offer special rates to our guests for the duration. Do indicate in your registration if you require accommodation.

The details are as follows:

Event:Dinner Buffet

Date: Friday, 25 April 2014

Time: 7pm

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia

Click here to register. 

We will be pleased to cover the cost of the dinner. For planning purposes, we would be grateful if you could indicate your attendance by 10 April.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Alumni Relations team for assistance at:

Email: lawlink@nus.edu.sg

Phone: +65 6516-3616 (ask for Zafira)

We look forward to your company!

 

NUS Alumni Reunion Dinner in Hong Kong

NUS Office of Alumni Relations warmly invites you to catch up with fellow NUS Alumni at the Hong Kong Alumni Reunion Dinner. You will also be updated on the latest happenings in NUS.

Date: 4 April, 2014 (Fri)

Time: 7pm

Venue: Langham Place Hotel, Shantung Room/Shanghai Room, Level 8

Dress code: Smart Casual / Office Attire

RSVP by 2 April 2014 to Ms Irene See, NUS Office of Alumni Relations.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Reunions

Are you celebrating a landmark year
in 2014. If you are from one of the
following classes:

Class of ’64 – 50th anniversary

Class of ’74 – 40th anniversary

Class of ’89 – 25th anniversary

Class of ’94 – 20th anniversary

Class of ’04 – 10th anniversary

We would like to help organise
your reunion!

Email or call us – we are looking
forward to hearing from you!