Monthly Archives: January 2013

Our Final Day in Vietnam: A Visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels

On our last day in Vietnam, The John Marshall Law School students traveled to the Cu Chi tunnels, which were about an hour and a half bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City.  Our guide Sun provided us with an extensive history of the tunnels used by the Viet Cong guerrillas during the war.  They…
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Wrapping Up Law Studies: Final Days in Vietnam

Today was the last of our law study meetings. We spent the morning at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law where we discussed various aspects of economic law regulations, with the moderator Professor Phan Huy Hong. Additionally, we addressed the legal aspect of land ownership and property law rights with Professor Pham Van…
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A Flavorful Taste of Ho Chi Minh City

Today, we had the opportunity to visit many famous sites in Ho Chi Minh City. At the beginning of our day, we visited the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. The Reunification Palace was home to four South Vietnamese Presidents after Vietnam became independent in 1945 and it remained the Presidential Palace until…
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The John Marshall Law School Delegates Visit Ho Chi Minh City University of Law

  The first law study session in South Vietnam took place at the Ho Chi Minh University of Law.  Vice-Rector and Professor Bui Xuan Hai warmly greeted The John Marshall Law School students and faculty. During the session, the University faculty presented an overview of economic rights provisions in Vietnamese law.  Professor Canh Hop Nguyen discussed…
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Traveling Down the Mekong River Delta

Today we left Can Tho and headed toward Ho Chi Minh City. Along the way, we boarded a boat on the Tien River, which took us to Thai Son fruit garden. Here we toured the fruit garden and saw honeybees making honey. After seeing the honeycombs, we sampled homemade honey tea and fruits grown on…
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Xin Chao from Can Tho!!!

After our arrival in Can Tho last night, we all rested up for the big day ahead.  Today, we began at the Ninh Kieu wharf along the Mekong River in Can Tho, enjoying some sightseeing and taking in the culture of the local people along the riverbanks. We traveled via boat down the Mekong Delta…
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Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho

This morning, after 6:00 am breakfast we departed for the Ha Noi Airport on our flight to Ho Chi Minh City. From there we boarded our bus and spent the rest of the day travelling southward to Can Tho, which is the regional capitol of the Mekong Delta Province. We arrived in the late evening…
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Our Final Day in Hanoi: Paving the Way for Lasting Relationships in Vietnam

On our final day in Hanoi, there were various opportunities to meet with local Vietnamese delegates. Our day began with a brief, but meaningful, engagement with the Vietnam Lawyer’s Association (“VLA”). At VLA’s headquarters, we had the honor of meeting the President of the VLA, Pham Quoc Anh. Professor Thanh and Dr. Hai, who previously…
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Historical, Cultural, and Social Basis for Vietnamese Law

Once again, we met with Professor Thanh who devoted the day to a discussion of the historical, cultural, and social basis for Vietnam’s Constitution and laws. Joining us again were a number of law students from Vietnam National University School of Law and members of the Galaxy Law Firm. Throughout our visit to the Galaxy…
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John Marshall Goes Hillside! Sato & Seitan

This morning we piled on the bus and began our trek out to Hoa Binh, a province which is two hours southwest of Ha Noi and is the home of the following ethnic minorities: Hmong, Muong, Dzao, and Thai. There we visited a Muong Hill Tribal Village. The area has changed a lot since the…
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