Remembering Azriel, an Unexpected Gift to So Many
Oct23

Remembering Azriel, an Unexpected Gift to So Many

by BABSEACLE Co-Director Bruce Lasky Our relationship with Azriel Cohen began completely unexpectedly last April. It ended, even more unexpectedly, in October. In the six months in between, Azriel was a member of our BABSEACLE family. In April, Arnold asked to bring a guest to a Jewish Passover Celebration Dinner. That guest, Azriel, ended up leading the service, attended by Jewish and non-Jewish people from all over the world.  He...

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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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Inaugural Singapore Clinical Legal Education Conference and Workshop March 16-17, 2012
Feb29

Inaugural Singapore Clinical Legal Education Conference and Workshop March 16-17, 2012

Inaugural Singapore Clinical Legal Education Conference and CLE Community Legal Education Training of Trainers Workshop by Singapore Management University in partnership with Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia CLE, Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia CLE Singapore, and Northumbria International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Synopsis The importance of pro bono work was emphasised during the Opening of Legal Year 2012, with...

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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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My Amazing Awareness-Raising Time in Thailand
Feb28

My Amazing Awareness-Raising Time in Thailand

My Amazing Awareness-Raising Time in Thailand By Huu Phuc Hoang, UWCSEA 2011, Singapore “AMAZING!” is probably the first word that comes to my mind and also the most exact word to describe my Gap Year project at BABSEACLE in Thailand. Every day, I did something significant, learned new things and felt lucky to be surrounded by hospitable and interesting people from different backgrounds with different perspectives. The experience not...

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Building Bridges
Feb28

Building Bridges

 Building Bridges By Mubin Shah Ramazan, National University of Singapore, Intern 2011 I spent my summer vacation in the Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE) 2011 International Legal Studies Internship Program. The internship program spanned a period of 12 weeks. During the first two weeks, I attended seminars and workshops with other international interns from America, Canada,...

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