Before his appointment as Chief Justice, The Honourable Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok Nang practised at the Hong Kong Bar, to which he was called in 1973. In 1988 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel. He has a long record of public service in Hong Kong, serving as a member of the Law Reform Commission, the Securities Commission, and the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, the Banking Advisory Committee and Judicial Services Commission. He is a former member of the Executive Council and Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. His contributions to education in Hong Kong and mainland China are many, he is former chairman of the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee, Vice Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a member of the Board of Governors of Lingnan College, and Vice Chairman of the Council of St. Paul’s Co-Educational College. He is trustee of the Friends of Tsinghua University Law School Charitable Trust and also Guest Professor at that University.
In recognition of his invaluable contributions to the law and the community of Hong Kong, the University has resolved to confer upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa.