In the framework of the Inter-University Cooperation project between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Lao People’s Democratic Republic, a delegation from the University of Luxembourg visited Vientiane from 21-23 May.
A Seminar on Legal Research and Methodology was taken place at the Faculty of Law and Political Science National University of Laos from that period. The seminar is carried out by a delegation from Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance – Luxembourg headed by Pr. Stefan Braum, accompanied by Mr. Jean-Marc Ceci, Dr. Sofia Mirandola, Mr. Andrii Hubai and Miss. Marie Gerardy. The 3-days seminar covers extensively methodology in legal research, including topics such as the role and function of the judiciary, how to design a good legal research, EU and ASEAN legal perspectives, or teaching skills, etc. All participants are encouraged to share their knowledge and thoughts during the interactive sessions.
As part of his visit the Head of the delegation, Pr. Stefan Braum, accompanied by Ph.D. and post-doc researchers, and ILSTA Laos paid a courtesy call to His Excellency Minister of Justice Xaysy Santivong on the 24th of May. Pr. Stefan Braum took the opportunity to discuss the progress of the Inter-University project between the FLP and FDEF with various actors in the fields of education and law. In particular, he met with Ass. Pr. Houngphet Chanthavong, Vice-President of NUoL. They reaffirmed their commitment to set up, through this concrete cooperation between our two Law faculties, a model for other NUoL’s faculties. In view of better connecting legal education with the needs of practice and have a better understanding of the Lao context, Pr. Stefan Braum and Dr. Perrine Simon also had the chance to meet on 27th and 28th of May with Mr. Bounta S. Phapmixay, Director of National Institute of Justice and with Mr. Khamsay Soulinthone, President of the Lao Bar Association.