Seeking Applications - ASEAN Law Academy 2019, 15-23 August 2019, Singapore

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ASEAN Law Academy 2019, 15-23 August 2019, Singapore


Centre for International Law (CIL) is pleased to invite scholars to the 2nd edition of the ASEAN Law Academy (15-23 August 2019) in Singapore, a cross-disciplinary master’s level intensive course aimed at equipping professors, policymakers, and practitioners with a deeper understanding of ASEAN institutions and key developments in ASEAN’s economic integration, foreign affairs and legal framework.


ASEAN has for some time been an important political, economic and legal reality in its 10 Member States. The teaching of ASEAN at university level constitutes a concomitant imperative both as part of the general education we must impart to our students as well as the need for professionally trained graduates who can operate within the ASEAN environment, both in the public and private sectors, with professional competence and an adequate skill set. 



And yet teaching ASEAN remains a challenge – a result of many factors among them the cross disciplinary nature of the subject, the corresponding difficulty of creating syllabi of such and the lack of a tradition of ASEAN courses.


The 2019 Academy is a special session directed at University teachers already teaching or interested in teaching this subject. The first part of the program will review the essential building blocks of ASEAN in its central areas of activity. The second part will be dedicated to the didactics of teaching ASEAN – Syllabi, classroom techniques, exams and the like. It will also be a forum in which one could share experiences and exchange views related to the teaching of ASEAN. The educator programme will conclude with an academic conference that offers scholars an invaluable opportunity to present their research and writing at an international forum, and to garner expert feedback from their peers. 


CIL encourages university teachers from all fields, especially those from the faculties of economics, law, and political science, including those who have an interest in ASEAN but have not yet taught ASEAN to apply and participate. We believe this community of scholars will find the programme extremely useful. To facilitate attendance, a limited number of scholarships are available.




Part I: Training in the specialised content and practicums on ASEAN Law and Policy (15-21 August).

Part II: Pedagogical workshop on how to successfully teach ASEAN Law and Policy in different faculties (22 August). This is followed by Academy Conference (23 August).


For in-depth study, participants will choose one specialisation most suited to them. Each specialisation will include one day of taught material followed by one day of practicum where participants will discuss realistic scenarios so as deepen their grasp of the material.


The ASEAN Free Trade Area and Rules of Origin

ASEAN Investment Law

ASEAN Foreign Relations and

Regional Trade Arrangements


The curriculum in these 3 specialisations covers key topics concerning current ASEAN developments, including:

  • The governance and institutions of ASEAN
  • Public bureaucracy in ASEAN and its Member States
  • The ASEAN Economic Community—architecture, trade and investment
  • Compliance, enforcement, monitoring and dispute settlement across ASEAN
  • ASEAN external relations in the political and economic fields


This curriculum is based on CIL’s ASEAN Integration through Law book series published by Cambridge University Press. The Academy is directed by Professor Joseph Weiler (New York University) and Assistant Professor Tan Hsien-Li (National University of Singapore). The modules are created and taught by experienced professors and practitioners from leading institutions around the world. Download the full programme and faculty list here.



Limited full and partial scholarships are available. Please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered for a scholarship. The full scholarship covers the following:

  • Registration fees of USD 3,000 or USD 4,000
  • Up to 10 nights of local accommodation (at an organiser-arranged hotel)
  • Local transport from accommodation to the course venue

Airfare and per diem are not included.


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