Centre for Asian Legal Studies

CALS Seminar Series: Asia & International Law

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Creating a "Living Agreement" for Trade
by Dr. Deborah Elms
Asian Trade Centre, Singapore
17 September 2014, Wednesday
12.00pm - 2.00pm (Lunch included)
Federal Bartholomew Conference Room, Federal Portico, NUS (BTC)

CALS Seminar Series: Chinese Law

China's Public Procuracy System in the Eyes of a Female Procurator
by Xie Jue
Changning District Procuratorate, Shanghai
30 September 2014, Tuesday
12.00pm - 1.30pm (Lunch included)
Seminar Room 4-3, Block B NUS (BTC)

CALS Seminar Series

Brunei Beyond the Recent Headlines: Emic Perspectives on National Ideology and Socio-Legal Change in a Malay Islamic Monarchy
by Dr. Dominik Müller
Cluster of Excellence "Formation of Normative Orders"
Goethe-University Frankfurt
2 October 2014, Thursday
12.00pm - 1.30pm (Lunch included)
Federal Bartholomew Conference Room, Federal Building, NUS (BTC)

Thai Law as a Civil Law System
by Dr. Munin Pongsapan
Thammasat University
14 October 2014, Tuesday
12.00pm - 1.30pm (Lunch included)
Federal Bartholomew Conference Room, Federal Building, NUS (BTC)


3rd Annual Asia Pro Bono Conference 2014
2 - 4 October 2014

The 3rd Annual Asia Pro Bono Conference 2014 will bring together academics, law students, lawyers, judiciary, pro bono professionals, policy makers, civil society and non-profit representatives to consider the multifarious ways pro bono initiatives can strengthen access to justice in Southeast Asia and internationally.

The conference will see an exciting mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive workshop sessions. There will be lots of opportunity for participation, collaboration and dialogue. The sessions will showcase selected, timely and innovative pro bono partnerships and provide a unique space for participants to collaborate in order to improve access to justice for some of the region's most marginalized communities.

CALS will be hosting the 3rd day of the Annual Asia Pro Bono Conference 2014 at the NUS Faculty of Law.
For more information, please visit the Annual Asia Pro Bono Conference 2014 website
Click here for the 3rd Day Conference Programme

How to Build and Strengthen Effective Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Externship Programmes Workshop
6 October 2014
Lee Sheridan Room, Eu Tong Sen Building, NUS Faculty of Law

Over the past decade, pro bono oriented university clinical legal education (CLE) programmes have expanded throughout the Asia region at an incredibly rapid pace. In doing so, CLE Externship models have been identified as one of the most relevant, achievable and impactful justice education initiatives for universities to foster and operate.

In appreciation of this fact, Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEA CLE), BABSEA CLE Singapore, the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law, the Center for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) and the Southeast Asia Clinical Legal Education Association (SEACLEA) have organized a one day regional workshop focusing on the development and strengthening of Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Externship Programmes.

To register for the workshop please click HERE
Please take note that space is limited. The program will be circulated at a later date.
For more information on the Workshop, please click here

Researching State and Personhood: Law and Society in Southeast Asia
by Assistant Professor Lynette Chua
15 & 16 December 2014
Lee Sheridan Room, National University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Campus

This conference is premised on the assumption that state and personhood in Southeast Asia can be fruitfully investigated by drawing on the broad interdisciplinary perspectives of the law and society field.
Scholars studying Southeast Asian cultures and societies have too often avoided coming to terms with "law", which they regard as the exclusive domain of legal specialists.
Their research may be highly relevant to the field of law and society even though they may not view their own work in these terms.

This conference proceeds on the premise that, "Law is too important to be left to the lawyers." It aims to build bridges across disciplinary divides and bring together scholars from diverse academic fields and locations in the region to forge new connections and consider new directions for socio-legal work.

To register for this Conference, please click HERE

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