What Kind of Lawyer Do I Want to be?
Sep27

What Kind of Lawyer Do I Want to be?

Kai Chun Chan, University of York Volunteering is about giving. But it is also about having a great time and experiencing more in life, a volunteer experience is one you will remember all your life. This experience means sharing time with like-minded people, sharing your expertise with the people you are helping, sharing the work and sharing the fun and excitement of being taken into another culture. I always hear people say: you only...

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The Reward of Teaching at Wat Sai Moon
Sep26

The Reward of Teaching at Wat Sai Moon

by Kanika, Amni and Nicki (volunteers from UWCSEA) Wat Sai Moon is a local Myanmar temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. BABSEACLE supports the temple by sending volunteers to teach English to children and adults. As three volunteers who are new to the BABSEACLE organisation, Wat Sai Moon has been one of the most engaging projects we have been involved in thus far. Every Sunday, we visit the temple to teach English to children between the...

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Wildflower Legal Education Initiative: Local and International Beneficiaries
Sep26

Wildflower Legal Education Initiative: Local and International Beneficiaries

 Nattakan Chomputhong (Ann) BABSEACLE legal fellow.  This is the fifth year that BABSEACLE has provided weekly legal lessons to the women at the Wildflower Home. We started by teaching children’s rights and English classes in September 2008, while also helping to build the vegetable gardens in October and November 2008. BABSEACLE and BABSEACLE Foundation still continually educate this community; women who often come from poor or...

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Externship Testimonials

Testimonial from Russell Schmidt, 2013 externship participant: BABSEA CLE is a somewhat strange organization for a law student to intern with. You at once become both student and teacher. I decided to come to BABSEA CLE not just to volunteer within Southeast Asia but also to develop my own skills. True to the clinical legal education methodology, I would ultimately end up learning through doing. I was able to utilize what I had learnt...

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A moment in time: Experiences of a Malaysian Intern at BABSEACLE Chiang Mai
Sep17

A moment in time: Experiences of a Malaysian Intern at BABSEACLE Chiang Mai

Fatin Nadhirah Binti Othman Hasbi, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia  I was over the moon when my lecturer offered me the chance to do my internship with BABSEACLE. In my home country, Malaysia, I have been exposed to clinical legal education through a programme called Community Outreach Programme (COP). To be able to do an internship with such an established organisation like BABSEACLE is a great honour for me. Prior to...

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The noticeable development of myself as a professional-in-waiting
Aug20

The noticeable development of myself as a professional-in-waiting

Russell Schmidt During my undergraduate studies I was lucky enough to participate in a supervised internship through the University of Sydney’s Social Justice Clinical Course. I completed my internship at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre Ltd (PIAC) in Sydney, Australia. This was my first exposure to clinical legal education and I was taken aback by the depth with which I engaged with issues, the breadth of my work and the...

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