Inaugural batch returns for Commencement

11 July 2017 | Education
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NUS Law Dean Professor Simon Chesterman (3rd from left) looks on as (from left) Mr Koh, Prof Tommy Koh, Mr Chan, Prof Koh Kheng Lian, Ms Tan and Mr Singh take a wefie

Eight NUS Law alumni who graduated in 1961 as part of the faculty’s inaugural batch returned to NUS on 8 July to celebrate the joy of commencement with the NUS Law students graduating this year. The occasion also marked the 60th anniversary of the faculty.

NUS Pro-Chancellor and former Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong, part of the pioneer batch, presided over the ceremony. Fellow students from the 1961 batch who attended the ceremony included Ambassador-at-Large at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rector of Tembusu College at NUS Professor Tommy Koh, Emeritus Professor Koh Kheng Lian, Ms Tan Leng Fong, Ms Aileen Lim, Mr Amarjeet Singh SC, Mr Foo Yew Heng, and former Solicitor General Mr Koh Eng Tian.

The Honourable VK Rajah SC, former Attorney-General and Judge of Appeal, was the guest speaker. In his inspiring speech, he urged the graduating students to have a deep appreciation that the practice of law is ultimately about values.

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