Who are we?
The Thammasat Pro Bono Society is a student-run organization that is committed to promote pro bono culture in Thailand. As reported by Latham & Watkins LLP in 2012, Thailand has a relatively low level of pro bono activity where only a small number of lawyers in the private sector volunteer their time to pro bono projects. As a result, there is an undeniable and explicit necessity to contribute to the existing legal aid mechanisms in the country. By encouraging current students to take an interest in pro bono activities, the Pro Bono Society under the LL.B. Program (Faculty of Law, Thammasat University) aims to give rise to a generation of individuals in the legal profession that actively seek to contribute their skills and knowledge to the Thai community at large.
Under the guidance of our Faculty Advisor Dr. Munin Pongsapan, the Thammasat Pro Bono Society is continuously growing in size, kickstarting numerous projects and establishing our footprint in Thailand’s legal community along the way.
What are our objectives?
Co-Presidents: Pimvipa Kunanusorn and I Ting Liu
Vice President: Maetus Chinnapha
Secretary: Itsariya Tivakul
Treasurer: Slinphat Rodjanaphinun
Project Development: Vorathep Sachdev and Thunratch Thunyakij
Public Relations: Suwichaya Vijipornkul and Sivakul Pitisuksombat
2015 Thai Criminal Court Translation Program
Students were responsible for translating court documents from Thai to English and assisted in the oral translation of court judgments. As the program came to an end, the students became certified as free-lance translators of the Thai Criminal Court