October 2013

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Dear BABSEA CLE Friends and Supporters,

Welcome to October and our next quarterly newsletter. This newsletter will help you get up to speed on what we at BABSEA CLE have been doing for the third quarter of 2013. Our permanent team, volunteers, interns and friends have been kept busy with their numerous projects and events.

There are articles from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, Australia and Laos. Some highlights of the newsletter are the article on the Wildflower Project, the preparations for the 2nd South East Asia/Asia Pro Bono Conference and Workshop and some great reflections written by interns and volunteers about their time with BABSEA CLE. We believe that all the articles are worth a read as they help to paint a picture of the ever growing BABSEA CLE family.

We’d like to send a huge thank you to all our team members, volunteers, interns, partners, supporters and friends who have helped us to achieve so much. It is clear from these articles how important and meaningful your work and support is. You continue to make such a difference. 

We hope you enjoy this newsletter and we welcome your feedback on the newsletter and our work.


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Coming Really Soon: The 2nd Asia/SEA Pro Bono Conference

Learn more about how you can get involved or read about the preparations for the event! 

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Wildflower Legal Education Initiative

This is the fifth year that BABSEA CLE has provided weekly legal lessons to the women at the Wildflower Home. Read more

South East Asia Curriculum Development Project

BABSEA CLE, in conjunction with DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills, and the Australian Government Solicitor, embarked upon an exciting project to develop a clinical legal education (CLE) curriculum for university students… Read more

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Access to Justice Fair
This networking event benefits organizations and projects that share similar missions and objectives. Read more
The Noticeable Development of Myself as a Professional-in-Waiting
True to the clinical legal education methodology I would ultimately end up learning through doing. Read more
Each Community Teaching is a Great and Different Experience
I have had many chances to be in different community teachings on raising awareness of legal rights for people living with HIV..


My Experience Visiting BABSEA CLE and CMU

I had heard stories about the internships at BABSEA CLE in Chiang Mai Thailand. Therefore, I was very excited… Read more

CLE Community Teachings – A First Experience

They say that you don’t truly understand something until you teach it to others. Read more

Teaching at Wat Sai Moon

Every Sunday, we visit the temple to teach English to children between the ages of three to thirteen. Read more

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My Rewarding Experience with BABSEA CLE Thailand

I was part of the team of interns that developed the lesson plan for the Laos legal ethics workshop which was held in Vientiane, Laos shortly after my arrival in Chiang Mai.. Read more

Getting Ready for the Trio for Justice

With this years Trio for Justice fast approaching, everyone here at BABSEA CLE and CLE Foundation is getting really excited as everything begins to take shape. Read more

My Experience with the Right to Access Information Worshop

In August 2013, I had the chance to go with the team from Phayao University to help with the workshop on “The Right to Access Information”. Read more


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Pro Bono DNA at the Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore Office
 Rising to the challenge 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.
What Kind of Lawyer Do I Want to Be?

My volunteering experience in BABSEA CLE Thailand office not only gave me memorable experiences, it also changed my perspective on what kind of lawyer I wish to become…. Read more

Practically Learning From my First Community Teaching Experience

Being a good law student isn’t only about getting high grades; it’s about the ability to share legal knowledge with people who need it most.. Read more

Find us on Linked In

BABSEA CLE is now on Linked in  Check out our new page and connect with us there.

Our Externship Clinic

The BABSEA CLE Legal Studies Externship Clinic offers an opportunity to make a real contribution helping people achieve access to justice in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos and Cambodia while being involved in a remarkable experience of living and working in the Southeast Asia region. Learn More


2nd SEA/ASIA Pro Bono Conference, Vietnam
HCMC Vietnam,
 October 11 & 12, 2013.
3rd Annual A2J Fair
The 3rd Access to Justice Public Interest Fair is coming on November 16th.
5th Trio for Justice
The 5th Trio for Justice will be coming on January 12, 2014.