Thammasat International Legal Scholars Association (TILSA)
TILSA (Thammasat International Legal Scholar Association) is an association of law students seeking to enhance and equip students of the Faculty of Law with necessary skills, such as leadership, english legal knowledge, argumentation, and research skills The organization helps students to prepare themselves for future legal careers, especially in light of the forthcoming ASEAN Economic Community. TILSA’s main activities include selecting students to represent Thammasat Universitiy in various international moot court competitions, organizing English legal debates, organizing English language camps, holding writing contests on legal topics.
Asian Law Student Assosiation (ALSA)
Asian Law Students’ Association, Thammasat University (ALSA Thammasat) is founded in 2008 to help law students improve their English language skills. ALSA activities are held in Thailand and other 12 Asian countries courtesy of the coordination between local ALSAs. A few examples of activities organized by ALSA Thammasat are Table Discussion, ALSA Academic Visit, and ALSA Intern Guild. For activities held in coordination between local ALSAs, the main objective is to encourage exchange of legal views and opinions and experience with different cultures, to accord with the motto: “ALSA ALWAYS BE ONE”.
Committee of Legal Dissemination (CLD)
The Committee of Legal Dissemination is a vital part of the TU Law Center. It has been in operation for over 20 years with financial support from the Faculty of Law. The CLD provides law students who wish to put their legal knowledge to good use with opportunities to solve real-world problems. Students will also be able to experience how important law is as a mechanism for preserving justice in society, especially in rural areas of Thailand.
Rural Development Camp Project
The Rural Development Camp Project’s main mission is to provide residents of rural communities with assistance in the form of student volunteer services. It places emphasis on educating member of the communities, by which a sustainable and self-relying development may follow. On the other hand, volunteers will be given opportunities to obtain local traditional knowledge. More importantly, and hopefully, a first-hand experience with injustice and development issues can instill a public service mindset into the project participants.
International Moot Court Competitions
Each year, students are selected to represent the University in many different international moot court competitions. The subject areas of these international competitions tend to vary. Some focus on human rights issues, for example, the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court, the Asia Cup International Law Moot Court, and the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court. Others prefer participants to tackle environmental issues, for example, Stetson International Environmental Moot Court and Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court
The world’s biggest moot court competition is organized on a yearly basis by the International Law Student Association (ILSA). The event has continually been held since 1960 with over 600 participants representing 90 countries. The Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court simulates proceedings in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on topics derived from contemporary international legal issues.
Stetson International Environmental Moot Court
The International Environmental Moot Court is organized by Stetson University. In 2012, Thammasat University qualified a regional qualifying round and competed in the finals in Florida, the United States.
Asia Cup International Law Moot Court
A regional competition for Asian countries, each of which is represented by one team, is organized in Japan every year. The topics tend to focus on issues in human rights law and international humanitarian law.
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
The arbitration moot, with a focus on international commercial law, has been held every year in Vienna, Austria since 1994. Each university can be represented by one team and over 300 teams have participated in the event each year. Another arbitration moot, Vis East, is also organized in Hong Kong.
Young Thai IP Law Ambassador
The IP moot court is organized by the British Council in cooperation with the Thai Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce and law firms. The winning team receives an award from the Thai Supreme Court and secures an internship at a law firm in England.
The Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court
The international humanitarian law moot court is held every March in Hong Kong. One team is selected to represent a country in the competition.