Teaching ASEAN Law and Policy
One of the key breakthroughs of the CIL ASEAN Integration Through Law Project was the publication of cutting edge scholarship in the ASEAN Integration Through Law Book Series published by Cambridge University Press.
With the aim of further establishing the field of ASEAN integration studies in its own right, the editors and authors of the book series—experienced professors and practitioners from Singapore and around the world—have developed the ASEAN Law Academy (Foundation and Advanced Programmes) and the ASEAN Law and Policy Curriculum. Cutting across disciplines of economics, law and political science, these programmes and content are part of CIL’s commitment to ASEAN integration at both the academic and practitioner levels.
The ASEAN Law Academy Advanced Programme (formerly known as "the ASEAN Law Academy") is an in-person, cross-disciplinary master’s level intensive course conducted annually. It is aimed at those working in the fields of politics and governance, economics and law. The Academy was initiated during the Singapore Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2018. While the inaugural academy in 2018 was focused on policy makers and practitioners, the 2019 edition expanded its focus with a programme created for tertiary educators. Selected materials from the Advanced Programme are now offered on this website as public resources.
The new addition of the ASEAN Law Academy Foundation Programme offers a free online version of a comprehensive introduction to ASEAN for undergraduate students and practitioners. The Foundation programme is accompanied by pedagogical resources for use by tertiary educators.
The ASEAN Law and Policy Curriculum comprises modules and syllabi based on the ASEAN Integration Through Law Book Series. This curriculum is freely available online for academics who wish to conduct specialised ASEAN Law and Policy courses at their home institutions.