Bridging Borders

January – March 2013

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2013 starts out full of promise and support for Clinical Legal Education (CLE) and collaborative Pro Bono Initiatives. We have collected reflections and articles from some of the many activities BABSEA CLE has been involved in since January 1 and put them together with our upcoming events to produce our first official e-newsletter. As always, we do some much it is some difficult to know where to start. Our editors suggested points of interest include the highlights from our 4th Trio for Justice Run/Walk Awareness Raising Event; Bruce Lasky’s article on Strengthening Myanmar’s Justice Sector; White & Case Pro Bono Lawyers Legal Writing Training in Laos; Bebs Chorak’s Reflection on Street Law in Vietnam and Bridging Borders in the Qatar as well as the reflections on trainings, events and being a part of our global team. We’d like once again to thank all our supporters, partners, volunteers & interns, staff & friends, without your help, none of this would be possible. We hope you enjoy and welcome feedback on our new format (e-newsletter) and our work.


Strengthening Myanmar’s JusticeSector

“If you want to go fast you go alone. If you want to go far, you go with others.”   Read more

Highlights from the 4th Trio 4 Justice

150+ people from around the globe participated in Trio for Justice with many more coming out to volunteer and support them. are just the best. Read more

Bridging Borders in the Middle East

Though short, my trip to Qatar is not an experience I will soon forget. Read more

Learning the Finer Points of Legal Writing in Laos

Sharing experiences between lecturers, lawyers, and CLE staff from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Singapore.Read more

Finding a Valuable Lesson with BABSEA CLE

That first moment sums up my experience for the following two months, camaraderie for one another in the work we were there to do. Read more.

Community Legal Education: The Power of Information

What I found was a tight network of activists, lawyers, and students who worked tirelessly to build relationships between legal clinics, vulnerable groups in the community, the government, and other organizations. Read more.

My Experiences in Vietnam

Law students are just the best. Street Law works with law students in the USA and in many other countries around the world. Read more




As a Canadian student doing an academic year abroad at Chiang Mai University, I was given the opportunity to do a placement with BABSEA CLE. Read more.

Teaching At Wat Sai Moon: An Experience Like No Other

Through these lessons, I was able to gain a better understanding of working alongside a translator. Read more.

Transitions: My Experiences With BABSEA CLE

There is nothing that can really fully prepare you for life outside of your parents’ home, in a world that neither waits for you, nor should be expected to… Read more.

Legal Clinic Education Methodology At Foreign Trade University Vietnam

…teams performed their CLE simulations and gave feedbacks about such topics like domestic violence, violations of road laws by youth.. Read more.

CLE From An Australian Perspective – Teaching at North Chiang Mai University

The subsequent days realized further challenges posed by the language barrier. However, what the interns recall are the relationships forged… Read more.

The CLE Teaching Experiences of Phayao

Though we couldn’t understand a word, the ruckus of students enthusiastic for life and enjoying their community involvement became contagious. Read more.


Done By Law Pod Cast Interview on 3CR Radio
Listen to an interview on 3CR radio Melbourne Australia, Bruce A. Lasky talks about building community through Clinical Legal Education.
Reflections on the QUT: BABSEA CLE 3 Week Internship

Written reflections don’t capture the excitement, joy and wonder of the learning journey which was evident from their placement.   Read more.

DLA Piper & HSF jointly host the BABSEA CLE AUSTRALIA Launch

8 Apr 2013 – BABSEA CLE Australia will be formally launched by Joe Catanzariti, President of the Law Council of Australia and Reynah Tang, President of the Law Institute of Victoria. Learn more.


2nd SEA/ASIA Pro Bono Conference, Vietnam
HCMC Vietnam,
11 & 12 October 2013.
Register Now. 

Learn more.

3rd Annual A2J Fair
The 3rd Trio for Justice is coming in November 16th.
5th Trio for Justice

The 5th Trio for Justice will be coming in January 12th 2014. Learn more.