Law students from the Vietnam National University – Hanoi acquired general knowledge of the US legal and judicial system at an exchange with visiting US Senate President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy in the capital on April 17.

Informing them of key activities by the US Senate Department of Justice which he leads, Leahy recalled the days when he pursued a law degree in his country.

He also drew their attention to human rights issues mentioned in the Declaration of Independence delivered by President Ho Chi Minh in 1945, stressing the significance of protecting the values of equality, democracy and humanism that the world is looking towards.

At the event, students raised questions about Vietnam’s negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal and gender equality in labour in the US, among other legal issues.-VNA