BABSEA International Legal Studies Externship Clinic – June 3, 2013 – July 27, 2013

Deadlines: Priority: March 10, 2013; Final: April 1, 2013

Apply Now!

Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEA CLE) is currently accepting applications for its 2013 June-July Legal Studies Externship Program. Entering into its 8th year, the BABSEA CLE Legal Studies Externship Program offers an opportunity to make a real contribution to assisting others in overcoming the hardships and legal inequity in Southeast Asia while being involved in a remarkable experience of living and working in the region.

Make a Difference!

As a BABSEA CLE 2013 Legal Studies Extern, you will contribute in four ways:

– Community legal education research and curriculum development
– Community service
– Education and culture
– Self development through reflection.

What is the Program?

During the 8 week experience, your activities will include a variety of community based legal education teachings, legal research and writing, not-for-profit organizational management and administrative activities, service projects with local and rural communities and many educational events and cultural experiences. Externs will work and interact with the BABSEA CLE International Community Legal Education team as well as local lawyers, legal educators, community and governmental organizations from BABSEA CLE’s partner network in theSoutheast Asia region.

Who Can Apply?

The program is open to legal studies and non-legal studies students, graduates and professionals. Dates of the program may be flexible, depending on your schedule and availability. You may be eligible for academic credit, fellowships and/or financial support depending on your university institution.

When is the Deadline?

Apply by April 1, 2013. To apply early and gain first priority, as well as a reduction in fees, applicants should submit their materials by March 10, 2013. Late applications may still be considered depending on circumstance and available space in program.

How Do I Apply?

Complete and submit the application form, current resume, statement of purpose, writing sample, two personal references, the liability and waiver form, and a photocopy of the applicant’s valid passport.

What Does It Cost?

Externs contribute $2,350 USD for their costs (shared accommodations included). There are a limited number of partial cost waivers for applicants who demonstrate great financial need and a history of being involved in access to justice/community service projects.

Who Will Be Chosen?

Preference will be given to applicants who display a strong academic record, interest in access to justice and community service, awareness of different cultures, ability to work effectively in teams, to be flexible, open minded, a willingness to commit to the full 8 week program and to be connected and support the work of BABSEA CLE during and after completion of the program.

For forms and more information on the BABSEA CLE International Legal Studies Externship Program, please visit the website or contact the BABSEA CLE Externship Manager, Ms. Judith Mandel.

*Dates may be flexible