Reflections on the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Training Workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Aug22

Reflections on the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Training Workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On the 21-22 of April, 2016, I participated in the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Training Workshop, at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The workshop was co-organized by Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE) and the RULE Center for the Study of Humanitarian Law and was supported by Ashurst (an International Law Firm), the...

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Student’s Pro Bono Experiences at the Pannasastra University of Cambodia Faculty of Law and Public Affairs
Oct21

Student’s Pro Bono Experiences at the Pannasastra University of Cambodia Faculty of Law and Public Affairs

My name is Mao Kimpav, a senior law student at the Faculty of Law and Public Affairs, Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia. Starting legal classes, in early 2010, by 2013, I took an elective the Community Legal Education Program (CLEP) course, which was the beginning of my CLE and pro bono journey. Before that, I didn’t exactly know what pro bono was, but I was keen to find out, and when we went into the community, to provide legal...

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Combined Legal Ethics Curriculum: Creating a Universal Guide for Teaching Legal Ethics
Jun30

Combined Legal Ethics Curriculum: Creating a Universal Guide for Teaching Legal Ethics

By Josh Harvey, BABSEACLE Volunteer Due, in part, to the efforts of BABSEACLE and its many partners, access to justice Clinical Legal Education (CLE) programmes now exist throughout the Southeast Asian region. With the development of CLE programmes across this region, it has become evident that many of the universities throughout this region do not havea post-secondary, legal ethics and professional responsibility course. This has...

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Legal Ethics Curriculum in Cambodia
Jun30

Legal Ethics Curriculum in Cambodia

By: Phuong Nguyen Tue, Curriculum Development Project Manager, BABSEACLE On May 10th and 11th, 2014, the Faculty of Law and Public Affairs at Panassastra University of Cambodia (PUC) hosted a two-day training workshop on Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility. The workshop was presented by lawyers from Herbert Smith Freehills (Sydney and Singapore) and MasterCard (Singapore). Attendees at the workshop included law lecturers,...

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Growing Pro Bono in Southeast Asia
Oct13

Growing Pro Bono in Southeast Asia

BABSEACLE Organize First-Ever Pro Bono Conference in the Region By Laura Milne, Access to Justice and Pro Bono Programme Manager, Hanoi If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? That was the question Malathi Das, President of LAWASIA, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific, posed to the delegates of the 1st Southeast Asia Pro Bono Conference during her keynote address. Some 150 delegates to the...

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How I Spent My Summer Holidays
Oct13

How I Spent My Summer Holidays

By Ed O’Brien, Executive Director Emeritus, Street Law Inc. Thirteen Years ago a young lawyer named Bruce Lasky called from Florida and said, “I am going to Cambodia and I want to learn about your Street Law program.” Fittingly, we agreed to meet for dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant in Washington, D.C.  We had a delightful meal, during which he pumped me with questions, took some Street Law materials and went off to Southeast Asia....

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