chapter  12
Legal education and the legal profession in contemporary Vietnam: Tradition and modification
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The launch of the Doi Moi (Renovation) program in 1986 has produced numerous unprecedented changes in Vietnam during the last two decades. Moving from a centrally planned to a market-oriented society, the state has defined law as an important tool to govern society and to promote economic development. This transitional period poses great challenges to Vietnam’s legal system, as the changes brought by doi moi need to be handled by qualified, experienced legal professionals.