Golden Temples, Spring Rolls and ‘Dog Corner’
Feb28

Golden Temples, Spring Rolls and ‘Dog Corner’

Golden Temples, Spring Rolls and ‘Dog Corner’ By Alyssa Stanley, Intern 2011-2012, Thailand The winter externship with BABSEACLE was an eye-opening experience. It was my first trip to Southeast Asia and the first time I’ve lived in a country other than Australia. Hiking up to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, a Theravada Buddhist temple 15km from the city of Chiang Mai, was one of our first extracurricular activities. We headed off at 6:30am...

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My BABSEACLE Trip
Feb28

My BABSEACLE Trip

My BABSEACLE Trip By Colin James, Solicitor at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre and Senior Lecturer at the Newcastle Law School, Australia In early 2011 I decided to combine a holiday with visiting my BABSEACLE friends in Southeast Asia. Before long I had a packed program of legal clinic and law school visits, but it was still one of the best holidays I’ve had. In Ho Chi Minh City, I visited the impressive Vietnamese...

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Over 100 Editors but Only One CLE Manual
Feb28

Over 100 Editors but Only One CLE Manual

    Over 100 Editors but Only One CLE Manual By Ivy Trang, BABSEACLE Legal Trainer, Vietnam It is not easy to find a starting point when working on the CLE Manual, with its 27 chapters.  But it’s not difficult either when you have the support of many enthusiastic people. We have been waiting for a CLE Manual for years, ever since we started working on the CLE program in Viet Nam.  The idea behind the CLE Manual encourages and...

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Summer Intern Reflection
Feb28

Summer Intern Reflection

 Summer Intern Reflection Sunny Jeong, USA, Summer Intern 2011, Juris Doctor Candidate, 2012, William S. Boyd School of Law University of Nevada, Las Vegas The strongest memories I have from my internship come from the close bond I made with the BABSEACLE family. I made unforgettable Australian, American, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, and Thai friends, and I still keep in contact with them. I especially enjoyed immersing myself in...

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UWCSEA Gap Year Program, Singapore
Feb28

UWCSEA Gap Year Program, Singapore

 UWCSEA Gap Year Program, Singapore Nicolette Meyer Ruimin My two months as a volunteer at BABSEACLE Chiang Mai was a time of rich growth in terms of learning new skills, self-discovery and reflection. When I first signed up for the program, I never expected how diverse my jobs – or rather, “projects” – would be. From helping to organize the Trio for Justice event to teaching at MPlus+ to watching a CLE session at...

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Immersing into the Culture
Feb28

Immersing into the Culture

Immersing into the Culture By Shaan Bajwa, Winter Legal Intern from Melbourne, Australia Immersion week is where interns are placed with marginalized families in rural areas. The aim is for interns to develop a better understanding of Thai culture and awareness of issues faced by these communities. I was placed in Mae Rim, 40 minutes north of Chiang Mai. From Australia and having little experience in social justice work, I was quite...

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