On 25 – 28 July 2018, the Dean of the School of Law, Asst. Prof. Dr. Rung Srisomwong and Asst. Prof. Dr. Chukeat Noichim attended the 13th ASEAN Law Association (“ALA”) General Assembly in Singapore. At this conference, the School of Law became a member of the ASEAN Law Association.
The ASEAN Law Association, formed in 1979, is a non-government organization which brings together under one roof all the different branches of the law profession – judges, law teachers, law practitioners and government lawyers to promote close relations, cooperation and mutual understanding amongst lawyers in the ASEAN countries.
A General Assembly is generally held once every three (3) years. The venue of each General Assembly is rotated among the member countries in alphabetical order. Singapore was this year’s host of the ASEAN Law Association’s (ALA) ASEAN Law Conference in conjunction with ALA’s 13th General Assembly with the theme “The Power of ONE: Unlocking Opportunities in ASEAN through Law” focusing on current cross-border commercial and legal opportunities and challenges in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
On the whole, participation in and being a member of ASEAN Law Association shows the MFU’s efforts to constructively engage in the regional cooperation in order to promote legal integration in ASEAN, and facilitate economic development in the region.