Special Report: RU hosts Prince Rapee Week

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Ramkhamhaeng University’s Faculty of Law is organizing a fair to mark Prince Rapee Week during July 30-August 7 at the faculty’s building. 

At the event, an academic seminar on the impact of ASEAN Economic Community’s formation on the country’s legal system, led by Chairman of Thai Chamber of Commerce’s trade and services committee Chatchai Mongkolvisadhkaiwon, will be held. The event will also feature a free legal consulting service, a simulated court room, a legal quiz competition, a book fair and an academic debate.

For more information, please contact telephone number 0-2310-8170 or visit the website http://www.lae.ru.ac.th.

On August 7 each year, Thailand legal profession pays tribute to Prince Rapee Pattanasak, the father of Thailand’s modern legal system and a son of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn or King Rama V.

The Prince took the initiative to establish the first law school in Thailand in 1897. In his 14 years in office, he laid a firm foundation for the Thai legal system.

His statue has been erected in front of the Ministry of Justice, and each year law practitioners and the general public who live under the law he once wrote pay tribute to him.