Keith Chan Man-Hin

2017 Scholar

Keith Chan Man-Hin

2017 Scholar

After graduating with excellent results in his undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees from the University of Oxford, Keith was awarded the Jockey Club Graduate Scholarship and is now pursuing a Master of Laws degree with a focus on legal education at Harvard University.

Curiosity is not limited to research scientists. Having studied in two of the world’s top law schools, Keith enjoys looking for implicit meanings between the lines of legal documents. New evidence always excites him. He plans to return to Hong Kong after his studies and work to preserve judicial independence, protecting people’s freedom and rights.

“The course at Oxford puts more weight on legal principles such as legislative amendments and reforms, whereas at Harvard, the focus is on practical matters such as negotiation skills. There are even opportunities to discuss cases with Supreme Court justices,” he says. “Becoming as respected as Justice Elena Kagan may be a distant dream at the moment, but my studies at the two law schools have helped me build a solid foundation.”