Test Teaching the BABSEACLE
Jun30

Test Teaching the BABSEACLE

By James Jewitt, BABSEACLE Volunteer The CLE English Manual, written by BABSEACLE director Kevin Morley and Sophie Geoghegan, a member of the Thailand team, is designed to teach students how to use the manual and how to improve their English language skills. It also introduces them to legal concepts, legal ethics and clinical legal education (CLE), in English rather than their mother tongue, because English has become a second...

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Wat Sai Moon—The Smiling Children
Jun30

Wat Sai Moon—The Smiling Children

By: Marieke Johnson, BABSEACLE Externship Participant and Law Student at Ohio Northern University On June 8th, 2014, I taught English at Wat Sai Moon for the first time. I went with a fellow intern, Parvinder Nijjar. As participants in the Externship Program offered by BABSEACLE, we not only participate in our daily work assignments, but also complete a community service requirement. I have chosen teaching English to children as one...

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Building an International Team by Hiking to Doi Suthep
Jun30

Building an International Team by Hiking to Doi Suthep

By: Parvinder Nijjar, BABSEACLE Externship Participant and Law Student at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Alexis Duecker, BABSEACLE Externship Participant and Law Student at Drexel University The hike to Wat Doi Suthep began early on our first Saturday in Chiang Mai.  All the interns, Helen Yandell, BABSEACLE Director, and three members of the Thai team, guided by Dang, a volunteer, piled into a red truck and,...

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The Student Becomes the Teacher
Apr06

The Student Becomes the Teacher

By Isabel Roney My three week legal clinic with BABSEACLE was unlike any other Legal Placement. It took me a few days to get used to BABSEACLE’s methodology; democratic and flat level leadership and the autonomy and responsibility that us as students were given in exercising our duties and tasks. Previously I had only experience in very traditional teaching environments, such as lectures and tutorials, where it there is a very...

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BABSEACLE: Volunteering at its Finest
Apr05

BABSEACLE: Volunteering at its Finest

By Jason Bruce Hello, my name is Jason Bruce, and I am a new volunteer at Bridges Across Borders South East Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE). I arrived in Chiang Mai, at the beginning of September 2014, as part of the Trent Year Abroad Program (TYAP). Over the first three years of my Bachelor’s degree, I learned about the Native Peoples of North America, primarily. Later, in the first semester of TYAP, I learned...

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BABSEA CLE: Volunteering at its Finest
Apr03

BABSEA CLE: Volunteering at its Finest

By: Jason Bruce Hello, my name is Jason Bruce, and I am a new volunteer at Bridges Across Borders South East Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEA CLE). I arrived in Chiang Mai, at the beginning of September 2014, as part of the Trent Year Abroad Program (TYAP). Over the first three years of my Bachelor’s degree, I learned about the Native Peoples of North America, primarily. Later, in the first semester of TYAP, I learned...

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