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Dear BABSEA CLE Friends and Supporters,

2013 has been a year full of great memories for BABSEA CLE to take forward into the New Year. We have experienced many successes we can build upon and challenges that we can learn from. There have been developments into new areas alongside the strengthening of ties with our past projects and partners.

We want to share with you, our supporters, the journey we have taken this year to give you an insight to what lies ahead. BABSEA CLE has built its global presence through participation at various international Pro Bono Conferences and has also strengthened its scope in South East Asia. We have begun a process of implementing CLE programs in Myanmar a nation previously untouched by clinical legal education. These significant achievements have been accompanied by the successes of our smaller projects that provide us with endless satisfaction.

Behind our achievements, large and small, there have been many people that have supported us and grown with us to create a year that has been a joy to have been a part of. We want to thank our readers, supporters, partners, volunteers and interns for helping us achieve so much. It has been a privilege to work with you all and we are grateful for your time and enthusiasm in helping to support our cause. We look forward to now working to ensure 2014 is as successful as 2013



The 5th Trio For Justice.

This weekend on the 12th of January one of our most significant events at BABSEA CLE took place. The 5th Trio For Justice a running and awareness-raising event brought together.. Read more



CLE English Skills and Practice a work in progress

The directors of BABSEACLE first discussed the idea of writing a Clinical Legal Education (CLE) textbook for learners of English way back, in 2007 or 2008… Read more

Bringing Clinical Legal Education to Myanmar – a BABSEA CLE Breakthrough.

For almost two years now BABSEA CLE has had its mind set on expanding it’s mission into Myanmar. Now at the beginning of 2014, after almost a year of directly helping to assist with CLE emersion and awareness activities in universities in Myanmar.. Read more
Pro Bono Conference – Singapore 3rd Southeast Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference & Workshop“Creating vibrant pro bono ecosystems to strengthen access to justice.” The 3rd Southeast Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference and Workshop will bring together academics, law students, lawyers, judiciary, pro bono professionals, policy makers, civil society. Read more

South East Asia Legal Ethics/Pro Bono/A2J Curriculum Development Project.

On the 22nd and 23rd of July 2013, BABSEA CLE and BABSEA CLE Australia, in conjunction with DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), and the Australian Government Solicitor(AGS), embarked… Read more.


Experiences at GAJE Conference 2013
 It was such very a wonderful opportunity to have attended the 7th Worldwide Conference of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) from 10 to 18 December 2013Read more.
European Sharing of Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education Lessons: 
BABSEA CLE Experiences at the 7th Annual European Pro Bono Forum and 1st European Network For Clinical Legal Education

Less than one week after the incredibly successful 2nd SE Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference and Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City (University of Economic and Law, Oct 11-12, 2013).Read more


Myanmar Inaugural Clinial Legal  Education workshop.

On July 12 – 14 2013 in Yangon, Myanmar BABSEA CLE with the support  of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the Inaugural National Clinical Legal Education Workshop. Read more

“YES” for CLE in Myanmar

“YES” for CLE in Myanmar was the response after asking “Do Myanmar Law Departments support Clinical Legal Education (CLE)?” during the recent 2nd Myanmar National CLE Workshop held in Mandalay. Read more.


Bridging Borders in the Middle East 

While volunteering with BABSEA CLE during March, I had the opportunity to accompany Bruce Lasky, co-director of BABSEA CLE, to the”2nd Middle East Regional Symposium on Clinical Legal Education: Developing Clinical Programs and Expanding Access to Justice, in Doha, Qatar Read more.

Irish Rule of Law International BABSEA CLE Trip

This April three Irish Lawyers from Irish Rule of Law International (IRLI) joined BABSEA CLE over a week in delivering three one-day workshops to lecturers and law students in universities in Hanoi… Read more.

Conference Report: 2nd South East Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference and Workshop

Conference Report: 2nd South East Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference and Workshop provides boost to pro bono legal culture in the region. Like the first conference held in 2012 in Vientiane, Laos, the Second South East Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference and Workshop held from 11-12 October.. Read more.

Development of Live-Client Legal Clinics in Vietnam

CLE placement at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service and Springvale Monash Legal Service… Read more .


CLE Vietnam Network Meeting.

In two days from 17th to 18th April 2013, the University of Economics and Law and Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City held the Vietnam Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Network Meeting.. Read more.

Each HIV and the Law Community Teaching is a Great and Different Experience.

Over the three years that I have been involved in UNAIDS project, I have had many chances to be in different community teachings on raising awareness of legal rights for people living.. Read more.

FLP CLE Community Teaching in Vientiane

Laos 2013- 2014 Start up with “Sisathanark Lower Secondary school”As of 7 November 2013, the Clinical Legal Education, Faculty of Law and Political Science (FLP CLE).. Read more

Legal Clinic Education Methodology At Foreign Trade University Vietnam


On the 26th and 27th of January, just almost one month after the official date of our starting cooperation among the Faculty of Law, Foreign Trade University (FTU), BABSEA CLE and CLE Foundation.. Read more.

The Clinical Legal Education as a Means to Assist in Reforming the Thailand Legal Education System: Regional and International Experiences and Perspectives Khon Kaen Conference

The Clinical Legal Education as a Means to Assist in Reforming the Thailand Legal Education System: Regional and International Experiences and Perspectives conference was successful in promoting.. Read more.

The 3rd Annual Access to Justice Public Interest Fair 2013

The 3rd Annual Access to Justice Public Interest Fair was held on 16th November 2013 at the Kantary Hills Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Access to Justice Fair is an event hosted by Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative.. Read more

The 4th Trio For Justice

The 4th Trio For Justice was held on January 13th in Chiang Mai at Huey Tueng Tao Park. In addition to holding a half  marathon (21k), 10k and 5k run/walks as the previous Trios have.. Read more.



The Teaching Experiences At Phayao

In January 2013, fourteen BABSEA CLE staff and interns embarked on a 5 day teaching and camping trip from the 15th to the.. Read more.

The Reward of Teaching at Wat Sai Moon

Wat Sai Moon is a local Myanmar temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. BABSEA CLE supports the temple by sending volunteers to teach English to children and adults.. Read more

Initiative: Local and International Wildflower Legal Education Beneficiaries

This is the fifth year that BABSEA CLE has provided weekly legal lessons to the women at the Wildflower Home. We started by teaching children’s rights and English classes in September 2008.. Read more.


Reflections on the QUT/ BABSEA CLE 3 Week Internship From an Academic Supervisor’s Perspective

In January 2013 thirteen Law students from the Queensland University of Technology completed a 3 week internship with BABSEA CLE.This is the third successive year in which.. Read more.

UWCSEA Students volunteering

at BABSEA CLE A busy non-government organization, BABSEA CLE is always looking for support from suitably qualified people who are looking to volunteer in Southeast Asia.. Read more


BABSEA CLE List ofdonors, supporters,volunteers, staff andinterns 2014 can be found here.
BABSEA CLE Legal Studies International Externship Clinic  (June-July, 2013)

BABSEA CLE Legal Studies Externship Clinic offers an opportunity to make a real contribution helping people achieve access to justice throughout the Southeast Asia region while being involved in..Read more.

Pro Bono DNA and a Successful Gathering at the Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore Office

 Once again, rising to the challenge and shared responsibility of helping to strengthen access to justice and legal education in the region, the private sector boldly and successfully did more than its fair share.. Read more.