Law Chi-kwong

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Law Chi-kwong

Member of the Legislative Council
In office
11 October 1995 – 13 July 2004
Preceded by Hui Yin-fat
Succeeded by Fernando Cheung
Constituency Social Welfare
Personal details
Born (1953-11-01) 1 November 1953 (age 63)
Hong Kong
Nationality Chinese
Political party Democratic Party
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater King's College, Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong
University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation Social Work Teacher
Profession Politician

Dr Law Chi-kwong, GBS, JP (born 1953) is a Hong Kong politician and an associate professor in social work at the University of Hong Kong.[1]

He is a founding member of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong, and currently its honorary secretary and spokesperson for women's issues.

He served in the Legislative Council, in the Social Welfare functional constituency, from 1995, serving on the Social Welfare Advisory Committee as well as many governmental and non-governmental bodies.[1]

In 2014, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the government.

Education and academic career[edit]

Law studied for his bachelor's degree in economics and statistics and a master's degree in social work at the University of Hong Kong. He went on to earn a MBA at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a doctorate in social welfare from the University of California, in Los Angeles.[1]

In 1981, he took up a teaching role in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong, and has remained on the staff since. From 1993 to 1997, he was head of department. His current position is associate professor.[1]

Law has been chairman of the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association and an executive member of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. He has also been a board member of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association.[1]

Political career[edit]

Law was elected to the Legislative Council in the Social Welfare constituency, in 1995, 1998 and 2000, thus serving from 1995 to 2004, except for one year of the Provisional Legislative Council.

He has served on the Commission on Strategic Development since 2005, and the Steering Committee on Child Development Fund since 2008. He has been a member of the Land and Development Advisory Committee since 2009, and a member of the Commission on Poverty since 2012.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Law is divorced and has a daughter and a son.[3]


Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Hui Yin-fat
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Social Welfare
Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
New parliament Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Social Welfare
Succeeded by
Fernando Cheung
Party political offices
Preceded by
Albert Ho
Yeung Sum
Vice Chairperson of Democratic Party
With: Lee Wing-tat
Succeeded by
Albert Ho