PILnet is excited to present the panel of judges for the 2019 Law for Change Student Competition and thanks them for the time they have dedicated to empower the next generation of lawyers. This panel of judges is comprised of experts on the rule of law, social justice, innovation, and sustainability issues in Hong Kong. The eight finalist teams will present their project proposals to the judging panel on January 11, 2020.
Davis Bookhart is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Division of Environment and Sustainability, and Head of the Sustainability Unit in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (“HKUST”). He teaches classes on sustainability management and sustainability thinking, both of which train aspiring students the skills and mental framework for solving complex problems in the 21st century. He serves as secretariat for the HKUST Sustainable Smart Campus as a Living Lab initiative, is the Chair of the Task Force on Sustainability Progress within the Hong Kong Sustainable Campus Consortium, and was appointed to the Environment & Sustainability Committee for the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as an Advisory Council Member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, a leading organization of global sustainability transformation. Formerly, Davis was the founding director of the Sustainability Office at Johns Hopkins University. He also founded Charm21 (Clean and Healthy Air through Renewables in Maryland), a non-profit group advocating the use of renewable fuels in the Baltimore region.
Azan Marwah is a barrister-at-law. His practice covers a broad spectrum of civil litigation and disputes, specializing in matters that include a cross-border, public or administrative law element. His experience extends to work raising issues from international sale of goods, cross-border fraud, taxation, employment, to land use planning. Azan is also a qualified mediator and published expert in family and child law, advising a number of charitable organizations and representing parties before the family courts. Azan also has extensive experience in family and child related disputes, including issues related to ancillary relief, child custody, child protection, and domestic violence. Azan is regularly engaged to draft several Private Members’ Bills. He has advised on amendments to legislation in a wide variety of areas including regulatory, environmental, criminal, child protection and family law. He regularly advises commercial in-house counsel, charitable and non-profit organisations on the legislative process.
Moses Mui is a registered social worker who has spent over 20 years in the social welfare sector. He is currently the Chief Officer (Family and Community) of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, mainly responsible for the service development in family and community services. During his earlier years as a frontline social worker, Moses has worked in various agencies involving different professional areas including suicide prevention, family counselling, and community development. Moses is also the Honorary Secretary of Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asia Region (CIFA), member of Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS (ACA), panel member of Human Organ Transplant Board and SC.Net member of Community Investment & Inclusion Fund.
Ada Yip is the CEO of Urban Spring, a purpose-driven start-up with a mission to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic in Hong Kong by building a water refill network. Ada is also a trustee of WYNG Foundation and a director of WYNG43 Social Investment. Previously, she was the Program Director of the i2i (incubation to investment) programme at SOW Asia, a Hong Kong-based impact investor and accelerator. Before focusing more on impact driven initiatives, Ada worked at a number of financial institutions in Toronto, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Ada is also on the board of the Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts, Teach For HK and Education For Good. She is part of the assessment panel of the Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme under the Home Affairs Department and the Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities through Small Enterprise Project under the Social Welfare Department.