Vietnam Background

In 2007, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), funded by the U.S. Department of State, began to implement a program to advance the rule of law in Vietnam. Under this program, ABA ROLI worked in partnership with Vietnamese government institutions, law schools and lawyers' associations on programs to improve legal education and training pedagogy, and to support institutional development of the legal profession. In 2008, ABA ROLI received funding from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Exchanges and Cultural Affairs to implement a two-way exchange program to support mutual understanding and exchange of expertise between bar associations and legal educators.