Our Mission

Cambodia - Guangxi - Laos - Myanmar - Thailand - Vietnam - Yunnan

China-Mekong Law Center (“CMLC”) is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia, USA. We began operations in 1996. CMLC was originally established to cooperate with a Thai Foundation called the “Mekong Region Law Center” on legal reform training in mainland Southeast Asia, particularly the Lower Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam). Soon after its creation, however, CMLC quickly began its own independent efforts to assist in the development of the legal systems in China, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.  Over time, CMLC’s mission coalesced on improving legal education is Asia.  Indeed, CMLC has created a number of innovative learning opportunities for law students. CMLC’s created the first bilingual (Chinese-English) course on Comparative Government Procurement Law which CMLC’s President continues to periodically teach in China. CMLC also assisted in design, implementation and management of University of Maryland Carey School of Law’s Beijing Law Program (2007-2013), which brought together U.S., Chinese and third country students for a year of collaboration and joint study.  Now CMLC is bringing students from Southeast Asia together for a unique curriculum not readily available at other regional law schools.

CMLC’s current mission is tightly bound with our thriving partnership with the Faculty of Integrated Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Nongkhai, Thailand (KKU-FISS).  With KKU FISS and other regional universities, innovative academic programs are developing rapidly. Our reinvigorated mission is grounded in the following initiatives:

  1. Mekong Region Legal Studies Program;
  2. Mekong Region Law School Consortium;
  3. Mekong Region Annual Workshops/Symposia
  4. Mekong Region Law and Public Policy Paper Series
  5. Center for Administrative Law and Public Procurement Studies (Mandalay, Myanmar)
  6. Scholarship Support for Graduate Study

We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about these programs.  If you are interested in supporting or participating in our programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Established on August 13, 1996, China-Mekong Law Center (“CMLC”) is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia, USA. CMLC was originally created to cooperate with a Thai Foundation called the “Mekong Region Law Center” on legal reform training in mainland Southeast Asia, particularly the Lower Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam). Soon after its creation, however, CMLC quickly began its own independent efforts to assist in the development of the legal systems in China, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.  Over time, CMLC’s mission centered on coalesced on improving legal education is Asia.  Indeed, CMLC’s President created the first bilingual (Chinese-English) course on Comparative Government Procurement Law which he continues to periodically teach in China. He also designed, implemented and managed University of Maryland Carey School of Law’s Beijing Law Program (2007-2013), which brought together U.S., Chinese and third country students for a year of collaboration and joint study.

CMLC’s renewed mission is tightly bound with our thriving partnership with the Faculty of Integrated Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Nongkhai, Thailand (KKU-FISS).  With KKU FISS and other regional universities, innovative academic programs are developing rapidly. Our revived mission is grounded in the following initiatives:

  1. Mekong Region Legal Studies Program;
  2. Mekong Region Law School Consortium;
  3. Mekong Region Annual Workshops/Symposia
  4. Mekong Region Law and Public Policy Paper Series
  5. Center for Administrative Law and Public Procurement Studies (Mandalay, Myanmar)
  6. Scholarship Support for Graduate Study

We welcome you to surf our website to learn more about these programs.  If you are interested in supporting our programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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