Hello! My name is Max Abbott and I am excited to be joining Bridges Across Borders South East Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEA CLE), as a Clinical Legal Education (CLE)/Legal Support Officer based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Among other projects, I will be working closely with BABSEA CLE staff in Laos and Vietnam to support the development of national CLE movements in those countries. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and am still passionate about my hometown sports teams. An interest in government and international affairs led me to attend George Washington University in Washington, DC to study political science and philosophy. After volunteering as an English teacher in Senegal for six months, I began to develop a passion for rule of law and access to justice, which I pursued by studying international law and human rights at Columbia Law School. Since graduating in 2012, I worked at the Indonesian Legal Resource Center in Jakarta, where I assisted with monitoring reports on religious freedom and capacity assessments of legal aid clinics. At BABSEA CLE, I look forward to supporting all the amazing access to justice projects across the Asian region.
Hi, my name is Lahpai Nang Doi. Since the beginning of 2015, I have been the Assistant Legal Trainer, at Bridges Across Borders South East Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEA CLE), in the Yangon, Myanmar Office. I am from Hpunggan Village, Kachin State, Myanmar, and graduated from Myitkyina University, in 2012 , with a bachelor of laws degree (LLB), and from Yangon University, in 2014, with a Master of laws Degree (LLM) and a Diploma in International Law (DIL). Currently doing research, on Myanmar Insurance, for my Masters of Research Degree, I enjoy working within a group, teaching and travelling. Besides, I have one year of professional training through succesfully completing my chamber lawyering requirement in Myitkyina.
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Hi, my name is Hsar Moo. I am from Yangon, studied Law and graduated with an LLB, in 2006, from Dagon University, and received a Master Degree (Master of Art in Community Development), from Myanmar Institute of Theology.
I started working for Bridges Across Borders South East Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEA CLE), in 2015, as the Legal Trainer, at the BABSEA CLE Yangon, Myanmar office. I have six years of working experience with INGOs, including the conduct of child protection awareness sessions, trainings, and the material development for those trainings.
I have made a commitment to work for my country’s education, and enjoy the work of helping vulnerable people and marginalized societies. I am very excited to learn with, and be a part of, the dynamic BABSEA CLE team . In addition to this I enjoy travelling and swimming.