“Good lawyers strive to attain justice for their clients. Great lawyers strive to attain justice for everyone … Through clinical legal education programs, where law students gain an intensive legal education by providing free access to justice for the poor and unrepresented you will help ensure justice is available to all the people … and by doing this you will build a stronger university, a stronger justice system, a stronger bar association and a stronger country!”
BABSEA CLE quote cited by the United Nations Development Program in its Resource Paper Opening Statement at the UNDP Vietnam CLE Workshop, October 2009.
Hanoi 2009 is, without a doubt, the year for Community/Clinical Legal Education (CLE) in Vietnam. On the 31st of October 2009, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) held a workshop for various law schools throughout Vietnam to discuss the design, development and implementation of CLE in Vietnam.