About this segment: Alumnus of the Month is an initiative by the University of Malaya Law Review which aims to feature a prominent alumnus of the University of Malaya’s Law Faculty. The purpose of this segment is two-fold. First, to give due recognition to the contributions of our alumni and second, so that their remarkable achievements might inspire other members of the faculty towards greater successes.
Raphael Kok, an alumnus of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya.
Raphael Kok, known to many as Raphael, is an alumnus of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya (‘UM’). As a mooting coach, Raphael is commonly associated with his massive contribution in successfully guiding countless of UM mooting teams to multiple victories, nationally and internationally. Constantly raising the bar after each win, he is one of the driving factors to the mushrooming number of world-class mooters from the UM Law Faculty. Drawing a parallel to most students prior to entering law school, Raphael started his journey without even wanting to read law in the first place. As a kid who was mesmerised by dinosaurs and stars, Raphael aspired to be an archaeologist and astronaut. However, his family, which consists of UM alumni, prompted him to further his studies in UM. His diverse array of interests — ranging from history, politics, technology, and journalism — reaffirmed his decision to venture into the multidisciplinary realm of law. Thus, he acquired his undergraduate law degree from UM in 2008.
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Landscape view of the coveted 33rd Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lecture at the Grand Ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
On 5th of November 2019, the 33rd Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lecture was held at the Grand Ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The lecture was organised by the Sultan Azlan Shah Foundation and the University of Malaya. It was an honour to have a highly-esteemed guest speaker, The Right Honorable, The Lord Briggs of Westbourne, Justice of the Supreme Court of United Kingdom to deliver a speech on the topic of ‘International Commerce: Mapping the Law in the Borderless World,’ in the presence of DYMM Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan, Sultan Nazrin Shah, and DYMM Raja Permaisuri Perak Darul Ridzuan, Tuanku Zara Salim.