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Perspective

I arrived safe-and-sound in New York on Monday, although the jet lag was far worse coming home than going.  A week later and I’m still recovering! Reflecting on my month in Cambodia, the word that keeps coming to mind is … Continue reading

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A Somber Day

Since I had been away in Siem Riep, Ho Chi Minh City, and Kep in previous weekends, I had not yet had an opportunity to explore Phnom Penh.  So, I spent my last weekend doing just that. Understanding Cambodia begins … Continue reading

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Final Week at RULE

I wrapped up my final class on Thursday. Students were eager to take selfies, group pictures, and one of my classes wanted a whole group shot. I will miss my students. Overall, they were well-prepared, eager to learn, and welcoming … Continue reading

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Legal Research When Laws are Not Publicly Available

I had my last class tonight.  This week, my three courses were covering the same topic: writing memos in a common law jurisdiction.  (For non-lawyer friends, very basically stated, in a “common law” country, like the United States, judges’ decisions … Continue reading

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Final Meetings

Although I’m primarily spending my time here teaching Legal Writing courses, I have also met with several NGOs, learning about what they do and offering whatever advice I can. Yesterday—before I went to the hospital—I met with the legal staff of the … Continue reading

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A Souvenir

While in Vietnam 10 days ago, I slipped and fell on, literally, a “slippery slope.”  I took a hard fall on my wrist.  It didn’t get any better, so I popped over to the Royal Phnom Penh Hospital near the … Continue reading

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Kep – Part II

Alas, not too much to report for Kep, Day 2.  I’m under the weather. It only took 22 days in-country, but I finally caught a stomach bug – probably from the nice crab dinner I had last night. Up all … Continue reading

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