Mongkol Siwaluk is a Royal Thai Scholar. In 2006, he won a prestigious Royal Thai Government Scholarship, based on the results of a nationally-administered high school examination and interview process, to pursue his legal education in USA. The scholarship fully funded his studies up through the completion of B.A., J.D. and LL.M. degrees. He received a B.A. degree in Foreign Affairs and East Asian Studies from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. degree from the University of Maine School of Law. He was a student attorney at Maine Law’s Cumberland Legal Aid Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. He represented clients in asylum hearing before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also created various fact sheets to provide Maine’s immigrant workers with information about their workplace rights under the federal and state laws.
His past research papers include “Analysis of the EU Model and Its Implications for Reducing International Juridical Double Taxation of ASEAN Workers Within the ASEAN Economic Community,” “Study of Climate Change and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Impacts and Policy Analysis,” and “The Application of Treaties Before High Courts in Thailand.”
Additionally, Mongkol is particularly interested in Public International Law, International Economic and Business Law, Treaty Law, International Environmental Law, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. After earning an LL.M. degree, he plans to pursue a career as a diplomat, working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. He loves travelling, meeting new people and getting to know different cultures. In his free time he likes to sing, take pictures, and spend time with his friends and family.