Valerie Kwok

Law (Jurisprudence), Oxford

Valerie is currently studying Law at University of Oxford. She graduated from HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School. Her family encountered some legal issues a few years ago. With the help of a legal practitioner, her family was able to steer away from trouble. She then realized the important role the law played in our daily life. She aspired to study law and serve the community since then. With her talents and passions in both debating and mock trials, she has acquired critical thinking skills and the ability to construct a persuasive argument preparing her to be a law student. She also demonstrated great leadership skills as she took part in house service and student union in secondary school.

Valerie is now a mentor at Project Access, a team of Oxbridge students providing free university application guidance to underprivileged students. Coming from a humble background with very limited resources, she understands the struggles and would like to be the inspiration of people facing the same situation. She firmly believes that education is the key to changing one’s life and that is evidenced by her own case. She wishes to develop a more international mind, so that she can see Hong Kong from a different perspective. One day, she will come back to her homeland and continue to uphold the principle of the rule of law. She hopes to contribute to Hong Kong, a place she sees as a stable, safe, free and prosperous society with a just legal system.