Clinical Legal Education as a Means to Assist Reforming the Thailand Legal Education
With a focus on Clinical Legal Education (CLE) as a means to assist reforming the Thailand legal education system, BABSEACLE Foundation is supporting and connecting other CLE programmes internationally and regionally to develop strong collaborations, synergies and best practices in CLE methodology.
BABSEACLE Foundation is a registered local non-profit, non-governmental organization in Thailand which developed from a programme of BABSEACLE in 2010. It is an independent organization that pursues its own individual, yet complementary, mission. Throughout Thailand, BABSEACLE Foundation currently works on and develops Clinical Legal Education (CLE) and Community Empowerment Initiatives.
“ภารกิจของ BABSEACLE คือ ช่วยก่อตั้ง เสริมสร้างและสนับสนุนพื้นฐานของมหาวิทยาลัยและพื้นฐานของชุชมชนจากโปรแกรมการศึกษากฎหมายเชิงคลินิก เราตั้งใจที่จะพัฒนาการเข้าถึงความยุติธรรมทั่วภูมิภาคเอเชีย ผ่านการให้การศึกษาด้านความยุติธรรมทางสังคม การทำ Pro bono (การให้ความช่วยเหลือด้านกฎหมาย โดยไม่เรียกค่าตอบแทน) แก่นักศึกษา ว่าที่นักกฎหมายในอนาคต ที่จะไปให้บริการด้านกฎหมายแก่สังคมต่อไป”
Asia Regional CLE Mock Trial
6 – 7 December 2018, Chiang Mai
This regional event is a practical learning experience in which students simulate a local court trial of a minor civil dispute or criminal offence. Regional CLE Mock trial allows students to develop legal, analytical and advocacy skills, thereby increasing familiarity with court process and enhancing participants’ appreciation and understanding of legal ethics.
10th Asia Justice Marathon
9 December 2018, Chiang Mai
The event aims to bring together the communities and runners/walkers from various professions and countries to aware of justice. Besides legal service providers committed to achieving justice, the Asia Justice Marathon is another casual and creative way to get those who are not in justice field involved in this access to justice movement.
Justice, Health & Fitness Fair
6 – 8 December, 2018 Chiang Mai
This gathering celebrates our philosophy of building bridges among like-minded organizations and individuals. It is an awareness-raising event that gives groups working for social justice an invaluable opportunity to network with one another while introducing their work to the public and promoting job and volunteer possibilities.
Legal Ethics Workshops
Promoting access to justice, pro bono, and ethics at the university level will produce lawyers of tomorrow who care about vulnerable, justice, and inclusive societies.
Asia Access to Justice Week
The event focuses on both raising awareness of Access to Justice (A2J) challenges throughout Asia and globally, and identifying practicable and suitable strategies to overcome these barriers.
Continuing to support CLE throughout Thailand
BABSEACLE Foundation has supported and provided training workshops to strengthen CLE programmes as well as formulate partnerships with several universities throughout Thailand, including:
Chiang Mai University
Chiang Rai Rajabhat University
Khon Kaen University
Lam Pang Rajabhat University
Mae Fah Luang University
Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University
North Chiangmai University
Prince of Songkla University
Ubon Ratchathani University
University of Phayao
Latest from the team
Read from our team about how we work to achieve its goals through education of both, vulnerable sectors of society, as well as empowering the academic sector, which in time will assist in having a broader impact towards solving the issues generated from a lack of education and awareness.
Nipaporn Lapsatian, Third year law student at the University of Phayao, Thailand With BABSEACLE I have been involved in community teaching in five different areas in Phayao. It made me realize how a lack of knowledge and understanding about nationality law and rights...
Pavina Thephithuck (BABSEACLE Legal Fellow) In August 2013, I had the chance to go with the team from Phayao University to help with the workshop on “The Right to Access Information”. The workshop was for community leaders and was to be held in the south of Thailand,...
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,...