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First Kwa Geok Choo Professor in Property Law appointed

06 September 2011

Kwa Geok Choo Professor in Property Law Kevin John Gray
Dean of Trinity College in the University of Cambridge Prof Kevin John Gray has been appointed the first Kwa Geok Choo Professor in Property Law. Prof Gray will hold the professorship for a term of three years, from August 2011.

Said Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law Prof Tan Cheng Han: “Professor Kevin Gray is a scholar of undoubted academic excellence and is acknowledged within the common law world as a leading scholar of land law.”

He believed that as the first holder of the Chair, Prof Gray will set the standard for future holders of this Chair and will bring to the law school a wealth of experience that will benefit both his peers and, more importantly, the student community. His appointment will contribute to the research and teaching of Property Law in Singapore.

Honoured by the appointment, Prof Gray said: “I believe that an education in land law and its future development represents a vital interest of any nation, and particularly for a land-scarce city like Singapore. As the first appointee to this Professorship, I am devoted to making meaningful contributions to NUS and the entire legal community.”

The Kwa Geok Choo Professorship is one of four key initiatives by NUS to honour the late Madam Kwa Geok Choo, wife of former Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. It recognises her achievements and contributions as a leading property lawyer.

Besides the professorship, NUS has also set up bursaries and graduate scholarships and will establish a distinguished visitors programme, as a tribute to Madam Kwa.