Dr. Apirat Petchsiri
Dean and Associate
Professor of Law
At the turn of the century the Greater Mekong Sub Region witnessed the establishment of a law school in the most northern part of Thailand which borders two other countries in the region and shares on International River with five other regional nations (Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam).
The law school of Mae Fah Luang University was established in 2002 to serve the demands of legal education of the sub region. Combining theoretical study with practical preparation and with a narrower legal specialization in four fields of law, namely: Business law, Criminal Justice, Public Law and International law, the law school adopted a new curriculum in 2012. The new improved curriculum is regarded as the most updated and well developed for practice oriented law schools of the sub region. Instruction is also given in such disciplines that are deemed important to the study of law with an interdisciplinary approach such as sociology, psychology, economics and politics.
The new LL.B curriculum is distinctive in its incorporation of pre-clinical, clinical and externship courses which are compulsory for every law student. Courses offered for both LL. B and LL.M curriculums are tailored to the changes of regional law and the upcoming integration into the ASEAN community. Under the present administration, the law school relentlessly strives to become the regional legal education hub of The Greater Mekong Sub Region.