Sustainable Cambodia: All in the Family
Oct12

Sustainable Cambodia: All in the Family

by Josefina Gamundi, Chiang Mai Volunteer When Bruce Lasky, one of the co-directors and founders of BABSEACLE, left Gainsville, Florida in 2000, to backpack around Asia, he had already been a public defender of marginalized people in the U.S. justice system for eight years. Who could have imagined the incredible work he would do in the next 12 years, or the many people in marginalized communities in Southeast Asia whose lives he would...

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The View from Cambodia: Help Your Neighbor, Help Yourself!
Feb28

The View from Cambodia: Help Your Neighbor, Help Yourself!

The View from Cambodia: Help Your Neighbor, Help Yourself! By Vidjia Phun, Director, Pannasastra University of Cambodia Clinical Legal Education Program For the first time since 2007, I attended a CLE regional workshop – Viet Nam’s 2nd National CLE Workshop, held last February in Can Tho. It was really useful and refreshing to get an update on the development of CLE in Southeast Asia. I was especially impressed with the...

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2011 BABSEACLE Magazine
Feb13

2011 BABSEACLE Magazine

(please click on the coverpage to download) 2011: THE YEAR OF “SOCIAL JUSTICE INSPIRATION” Dear Friends and Supporters of Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE), 2011 has come to a close and we’d like to share with you our experiences and achievements, as well as some of our hopes and plans for 2012.  This year has truly been a year of INSPIRATION.  It is clearer to us...

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BABSEA CLE Legal Studies Interns in Cambodia – The Power of One
Jun05

BABSEA CLE Legal Studies Interns in Cambodia – The Power of One

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.

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BABSEACLE Legal Interns in Cambodia – Down the Mekong from Sichuan to Sihanouk:  Peace Corps, China, and BAB Cambodia
May31

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.

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Pannasastra University of Cambodia Faculty of Law and Public Affairs Clinical Legal Education Program
Jan01

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

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