Retrospect and prospect: BABSEACLE A look from former members
Feb20

Retrospect and prospect: BABSEACLE A look from former members

The autumn has finally arrived in Hanoi.  Sunlight becomes less intense and cool wind begins to blow in. Hien, Ivy, Phuong and I are chilling in a cafe after 2 long days running the workshop at the National Economics University (NEU) on 29-30 Nov, 2016. They all participated as trainer and interpreter volunteers for the workshop. For BABSEACLE, Hien, Ivy, and Phuong all hold countless titles. They all used to be law students who...

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Promoting Legal Ethics in Hanoi
Oct17

Promoting Legal Ethics in Hanoi

A team from Ashurst LLP based in Singapore travelled to Hanoi, Vietnam to conduct a two-day legal ethics workshop at the National Economics University from 29th September to 30th September 2016. The team comprised Shen Mei Bolton, Sinyee Ong and Zhi Lim, who are associates in Singapore’s disputes and finance teams. The workshops focused on four core topics, namely (i) the role of ethics, (ii) the duties of a lawyer, (iii)...

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The National Economic University (Vietnam) hosts a Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Workshop
Oct16

The National Economic University (Vietnam) hosts a Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Workshop

The Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Training Workshop was held, 29 – 30 September, 2016, in Hanoi, Vietnam, by Hanoi National Economics University (NEU), in collaboration with Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE), and with the support of the NEU Community Legal Education team (CLE). With the aim of raising awareness of legal ethics and professional responsibility,...

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Laos Students Attend Regional Land Forum
Aug22

Laos Students Attend Regional Land Forum

The first Mekong Region Land Forum was held in Hanoi, the 21st to 23rd of June, 2016, and was organised by Mekong Region Land Governance, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbei and Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development. The Forum was a platform for dialogue and information sharing of solutions for the Mekong Region, on the key land governance challenges, experiences and lessons that are...

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Reflecting on Practices and Techniques with Vietnamese Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Programme Participants
Jul08

Reflecting on Practices and Techniques with Vietnamese Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Programme Participants

I travelled to Vietnam in May 2015, having just spent the past several months teaching two law classes, and completing one semester at the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP), a start-up university. I also engaged in dialogue with clinical legal education (CLE) students and staff and advised  AUPP, on its legal curriculum. My report to AUPP recommended a heavy dose of experiential education planning with opportunities for...

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Practical Lessons for Vietnam from the BABSEACLE Access to Justice Weekend
Apr15

Practical Lessons for Vietnam from the BABSEACLE Access to Justice Weekend

By National Economics University’s Students (Vietnam) We are students of the Clinical Legal Education at the National Economics University (NEU), Vietnam. From 6th January to 10th January, we took part in the “ACCESS TO JUSTICE WEEKEND”, which was held by Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE), in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We learnt many things about CLE in other countries. It was a great...

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