CLD researchers attend Training Initiative for Asian Law and Society event

December 9-12, 2019


We were delighted that two CLD researchers, Miriam Driessen and Ha Hai Do, were successful in their applications to attend the first Training Initiative for Asian Law and Society (TRIALS) workshop held in Singapore, December 13-15, 2020.


This initiative by the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore, and supported by a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation aims to help train the next generation of socio-legal scholars in the use of social science theories and methods to study law and legal institutions. A series of six workshops are planned, each with In-depth training and mentoring covering such topics as research methodologies, scholarly writing, preparation of manuscripts, and career planning, which will help the scholars develop their careers as they research law, society, and public policy in Asian societies.

For this first workshop, 10 participants from America, UK, Australia and China were selected from over 100 applicants. Guided by Professor Lynette Chua, Professor David Engel and several invited experts, the participants had the opportunity to attend focussed sessions on a wide range of socio-legal topics. Miriam and Ha both submitted papers on their current research and benefitted from discussion and expert feedback which is helping them refine their future plans as they head out for fieldwork in Ethiopia and Vietnam respectively.

The next round of applications, for Workshop 3 and 4 in 2020/1, will open in March/April 2020. Please see the website for more details.