BABSEACLE and the University Malaya Present at the 7th Annual ASLI Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Demonstrating Their Means, Methods and Strategies of CLE Development, BABSEA CLE and the University Malaya Present at the 7th Annual Asian Law Institute Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
On May 26th, 2010 in front of a room packed with legal educators from all regions of Asia, BABSEA CLE and its partner, the University Malaya (UM) presented on their means, methods and strategies in developing CLE programs throughout the region.
With students teaching in prisons, community centers, juvenile detention facilities and often providing legal teachings to their own peers on campus, CLE has flourished in 2009 throughout Malaysia. BABSEA CLE has been a supporting partner throughout, in part by hosting and providing fee waiver scholarships for four Community Outreach Programme/Clinical Legal Education University Malaya (UM) students to participate in the BABSEA CLE International Legal Studies Internship Program during July 2009. These students, alongside BABSEA CLE Malaysian NGO partner ERA Consumer, were given the task of developing a community legal education child rights manual.
One man. One dream. One passion for ending injustice. The power of one. Before BABSEA CLE, I had doubts about this notion of how one person can effectively mobilize change. I wanted to believe it. However, I frequently found myself feeling powerless in the face of injustice, wishing there was more I could do. Whether it was being a special education middle school teacher in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Philadelphia or reading another article about human trafficking, I wondered what I, one person can do to alleviate the suffering around me. However, after meeting and working with Im Sopheak, I have come to realize that it’s not numbers that ultimately matter.
BABSEACLE Legal Interns in Cambodia – Down the Mekong from Sichuan to Sihanouk: Peace Corps, China, and BAB Cambodia
I live in the Sky Park Guesthouse, Lonely Planet‘s number one recommended semi-budget accommodation in Phnom Penh. It‘s a bit of a change from the four bedroom apartment I share with Craigslisters in Manhattan, though the boss does speak better English than my landlord back home, which is a big plus.
Pannasastra University of Cambodia Faculty of Law and Public Affairs Clinical Legal Education Program
Beginning October 2003, under the direction of Professor Bruce Lasky of BABSEA CLE, Pannasastra University Cambodia began implementing a Clinic Legal Education Program at the PUC Faculty of L