Building links at home and abroad
Law academics have had a busy few weeks, building connections at home and at a British Council event in Hong Kong.
High Sheriff Dr Jim Glover OBE held a Dinner for the Judiciary last month for judges, magistrates, mayors and legal academics, which was a wonderful opportunity to meet different stakeholders in the legal profession and to facilitate the School's on-going efforts to give back to the Guildford community.
Dr Glover said: “The diversity of activities around the research, teaching, volunteering and everyday practical impact of legal matters in our community was amazing to see when presented in such a coordinated fashion.”
In Hong Kong, Dr Ira Lindsay and Antony Starza-Allen organised a panel discussion as part of the British Council's SPARK Festival of Ideas on ‘Urban Paradox: Resolving disputes over space’. Panellists included Dr Lennon Choy, University of Hong Kong; Elizabeth Williams, Yew Chung Education Foundation; Dr Angela Daly, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and the Hon. Charles Mok, Legislative Council Member.
Dr Alex Sarch, Interim Head of the School of Law, said: “The event was very successful in building our visibility and making links with the legal profession and educational institutions in Hong Kong.”