Law Chi-kwong

Dr. Law Chi-kwong is a leader with a strong background in social work and involvement with community youth. A founding member of the Democratic Party, Hong Kong's largest and most popular political party, Dr. Law has served on the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and is one of the best-known advocates for democracy and the rule of law in the territory.

Education and Background:

Born in Hong Kong in 1953, Dr. Law studied both at home and abroad. At the University of Hong Kong, he secured a Bachelor's degree in economics and statistics and a master's degree in social work. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a doctoral degree in social welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Law has lectured at the University of Hong Kong for more than 10 years; in 1993, he became head of the department of social work and social administration at the institution. Aside from his academic duties, Dr. Law has long been involved in the grassroots arena. He is chairman of the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association and an executive member of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Dr. Law is also a board member in the Hong Kong Social Workers Association.

Political Career:

Dr. Law Chi-kwong was elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in 1995 with 65 percent of the vote in the Social Welfare functional constituency. Dr. Law continues to serve the public as a member of the Social Welfare Advisory Committee and as a subcommittee member of the Action Committee Against Narcotics.

He is the Democratic Party's honorary secretary and spokesperson for women's issues. In May 1998, Dr, Law, representing the Social Welfare functional constituency, was re-elected to the Legislative Council.


Dr. Law is married and has a daughter and a son.


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